2 meals for less than a Fiver @ Co-Op
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2 meals for less than a Fiver @ Co-Op

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Found 22nd Sep 2008
Buy a selection of items from the coop and it comes to 5 quid.

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Yuck!! Firstly these sauces are terrible, cook from scratch, go to your friendly Indian shop and get the spices (they last a long time, much much longer than the sauces), get a packet of poppadoms (easy to cook, either on an the gas, flipping it around until all cooked, or deep-fried, easy), get a packet of naan bread (NOT pitta) - sorted. Heat a little oil, add the spices, chcken, tomato paste, chopped onions, cook until done, top with some fresh coriander - done. Enjoy. There are a hugh number of recipes on the internet - you have no excuse.

This is 2 meals for well under £5 - same effort needed. Probably 10 meals for under £5, and easy.

Why people want these ready-cooked things is beyond me, cooking form scratch is the same time.

If people want some Indian recipes, let me know and I will direct them to good websites for excellent, authentic recipes, which tell you exactly what to buy from the Indian shop - which are really very good, everybody should give them a try.

So, sorry -very cold.

pgotecha;3023291

If people want some Indian recipes, let me know and I will direct them to … If people want some Indian recipes, let me know and I will direct them to good websites for excellent, authentic recipes, which tell you exactly what to buy from the Indian shop - which are really very good, everybody should give them a try.


yes please:thumbsup:!

phil001;3024223

yes please:thumbsup:!


Will get back to you, look at this page tomorrow. :thinking:

:thumbsup:

phil001;3024223

yes please:thumbsup:!


One of the best sites if by a well-known chef called Sanjeev Kapoor, who has TV programmes about Indian cooking on Indian TV. I have watched with awe when he cooks and the site is excellent. It explains a lot about ingredients.
Site is sanjeevkapoor.com/
I hope you find it good and you can build up a collection of ingredients. As for spices, I would advise you go to a Indian vegetable/spice shop, there are many around, and buy a special utensil for spices. It is round and had containers within it for individual spices (Aaaargh, don't have a photo!! Maybe I will try and take one of my container and put it on later).
You can then put the spices in it and have an authemtic Indian spice 'rack' containing powdered spices: turmeric, chili, dhana jeeru (mixture of dhania and jeera powdered available as such), salt, and asafoetida (stinks but good a small pinch in Indian cooking is excellent). Also have others in original form (not powder), cinnamon, clove, rye, methi, and you are ready.
Basics:
Put the little oil on first when you cook indian dishes and heat a bit, then put the cinnamon, rye, clove, methi until they rye and methi starts to pop - then add you meat/veg (or both) e.g. chicken, lamb, pototes, etc,. stir and cook for few minutes, and then add tomato (fresh and paste) and the powdered spices (half teaspoon per portion works for me, salt are required. Cook and enjoy when ready. Other ingredients like onion may be added with the hot oil stage or later, e.g. yoghurt, with the meat/veg.
I am becoming a chef!!:? Let me know how you get along.
Other good sites include recipesindian.com/ and spicesofindia.co.uk/
For vegetarians: vegetarian-cooking-recipes-tips.com/
I hope this has helped.

thanks!
will have a read, and hopefully try finding a spice shop.

Is this what you mean http://www.bluesmoke-bbq.com/040spices/images/DSC03594bsr3-tin-453x260.JPG ?
thanks again

phil001;3030270

thanks!will have a read, and hopefully try finding a spice shop.Is this … thanks!will have a read, and hopefully try finding a spice shop.Is this what you mean ?thanks again



Yes that is it! Every Indian home has one - it is probably the secret to cooking good food :-D

.......indian food..........

ycy0116;3036203

.......indian food..........


Errh, daaah :x

What else? It is what we are discussing, is it really necessary to say: ...good [COLOR=blue]Indian[/COLOR] food? Nit-picking comes to mind, perhaps?
But still a touch :x
Although whilst cooking some good [COLOR=blue]Indian[/COLOR] food, :whistling:
And after eating some good [COLOR=red]Indian[/COLOR] food, :-D
Bye for now.:)
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