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17 minutes ago, Skeptic7 said:

555...as the former POTY surely knows, kao tum is a comfort food for ill Thais same as chicken (noodle) soup is for Westerners. GF was thrilled as well as impressed with my "gourmet" water boiling prowess! :vampire:

how is her chili tolerance now?

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1 hour ago, Skeptic7 said:

Better than it was, but not back to where it was before the dental work and braces. You?

back to near normal. the reason was not the dental work but obviously a fungal infection of my mouth caused by a medication i have to take daily. stupid me did not read the fine print which clearly says "rinse mouth thoroughly after inhaling to prevent potential fungal infections". a two weeks course of "Tystatin" and "Flucozole" did the trick. of course i am a bit "weaned" from the extremely hot spices i used to ingest but i think i'll be back to normal in a couple of weeks. started already with small amounts of Bolivian "Rocoto" (much hotter than the hottest Thai chilis i ever encountered). 

 

perhaps your Lady gives it a try? total cost for the two week treatment is peanuts (350 Baht). the orally taken drops which one has to keep in the mouth for 3-5 minutes without swallowing have even a nice vanilla taste.

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khao thom is a great way to start the day...when the MiL spends the night she gets up at sunrise per usual and makes some, and very special it is too...and then she sez to me under the duvet: 'tutsi, dear, got somethin' special for ye...' and I reach for her thinkin' that this is my big chance and she pulls back: 'it's on the table waitin' fer ye...'

 

she is a very energetic and naughty old lady and my wife closely monitors her behavior...

 

and then her great grand children wail: 'yaa! we want some too!' 'get back ye little cretins, yer uncle tutsi comes first...'

 

 

 

and whaddaye do with all that nice left over curry sauce after you've fished out all the veg and the meat? keep in the fridge and then toast some bread in the am with the re heated sauce...a nice breakfast...

 

 

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got some mangoes from the MiL's neighbor out in the village...about 2 months ahead of the season...small, green and sweet/tartish with ripe flesh...very unusual and never seen them before this early in the year...a very unusual but very agreeable flavor...sorta like the greenapple hard candy that we useta get when I was a kid in California...

 

anybody seen any mangoes in their neighborhood? green skin and ripe flesh and the thais would say that they're sweet, 'wan'...

 

 

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10 hours ago, tutsiwarrior said:

got some mangoes from the MiL's neighbor out in the village...about 2 months ahead of the season...small, green and sweet/tartish with ripe flesh...very unusual and never seen them before this early in the year...a very unusual but very agreeable flavor...sorta like the greenapple hard candy that we useta get when I was a kid in California...

 

anybody seen any mangoes in their neighborhood? green skin and ripe flesh and the thais would say that they're sweet, 'wan'...

 

 

Got at least a half dozen mango trees just out of reach behind our building here in BKK. No fruit on them now, but the squirrels and birds are feasting regularly in season, as I enviously look on. Banana grove and jackfruit trees back there too. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Skeptic7 said:

Got at least a half dozen mango trees just out of reach behind our building here in BKK. No fruit on them now, but the squirrels and birds are feasting regularly in season, as I enviously look on. Banana grove and jackfruit trees back there too. 

 

 

 

believe that I'd get like Capt Willard in Apocalypse Now! and liberate some of them mangoes...

 

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Just now, Skeptic7 said:

Indian curry w/potatoes & cauliflower (aloo gobi) tonight. :licklips:

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yeah...just finished off some aloo gobi today, used some toast on the leftover sauce...

 

tmw, moong bean dahl and tyin' to decide with tarka or with tomatoes...needa get some more chapattis on the go...

 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Skeptic7 said:

GF prepared Indian curry w/potatoes & cauliflower (aloo gobi) tonight. :licklips:

begging your pardon good Sir but aloo gobi is not a curry but a dry food. what your Lady prepared is aloo gobi masala (considered a crime by north Indians).

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16 minutes ago, Naam said:

begging your pardon good Sir but aloo gobi is not a curry but a dry food. what your Lady prepared is aloo gobi masala (considered a crime by north Indians).

 

ye gots to look at the internet recipes for aloo gobi preparation all of which call for the cauli and tatties to be cooked in a broth with the usual onions, garlic, ginger and spices (tumeric, cumin, etc and I also like fenugreek seeds and sweet paprika) and tomatoes...and some recipes also call for yogurt to be added at the end...

 

maybe some evil hindu nationalist attempt to corrupt the cuisine...

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Naam said:

begging your pardon good Sir but aloo gobi is not a curry but a dry food. what your Lady prepared is aloo gobi masala (considered a crime by north Indians).

Since the former POTY likes to get technical...let's go! Firstly, I said she prepared Indian curry w/potatoes & cauliflower...NOT aloo gobi. Aloo gobi in parentheses is 100% correct. Potatoes in Hindi = aloo and cauliflower = gobi. Case is already settled. 

 

But let's go further still...

 

While technically POTY may possibly be correct about it originally being dry...there are many regional variations...which SHOCKS me he doesn't seem to know...as I was under the impression he knew everything:vampire: 

 

I've been to India at least 2 dozen times and have found the dish Aloo Gobi to be served both "wet" and dry...and sometimes offered both ways on the menu and always cooked to order either way.

 

And just for unnecessary added emphasis...:thumbsup:

 

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13 minutes ago, Skeptic7 said:

 Potatoes in Hindi = aloo and cauliflower = gobi. 

 

 

flying over the Gobi desert after a trip to China in the early 90s in business class with champagne and tidbits...and tutsi signals the attendant for a refill and looks out the window and thinks: 'the cauliflower desert...yeah...that sounds right...yeah...'

 

on acid at 30000 feet...had them fooled all the way back to Heathrow...

 

sag aloo; spinach with potato...

 

 

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What I generally do if I want to try a recipe I like I would first download it from the internet and try it, saving the recipe as xxxxx v01.

 

The next time I will adjust the recipe more to the way I would like it and save it as v02 etc until I get it to how I like it, which may be different to Naam or Skeptic7 or Tutsi.

 

When I am happy with it if anyone asks me I will post the recipe but add that it is how I like it.

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1 hour ago, billd766 said:

What I generally do if I want to try a recipe I like I would first download it from the internet and try it, saving the recipe as xxxxx v01.

 

The next time I will adjust the recipe more to the way I would like it and save it as v02 etc until I get it to how I like it, which may be different to Naam or Skeptic7 or Tutsi.

 

When I am happy with it if anyone asks me I will post the recipe but add that it is how I like it.

 

yeah...I'll look at a number of recipes from the internet and then distill a final approach from 2 or 3 which I keep on the browser 'favorites' list...anything with key ingredients that are impossible to find I'll discard outta hand...

 

the advantage with a lot of indian curries is that a lot of the stuff that you need for the preparation is readily available in local markets...just haveta go to makro to get the spices; tumeric, cumin, coriander, etc...once yer set with a good selection of spices then the world's yer oyster...

 

read a few recipes to get a general idea (there's usually 3 - 4 available for anything that ye wanna make) then visualize the preparation...then into the kitchen and wham, bam and ready to eat in under an hour...good to keep things like chapattis and flatbreads on the go in the freezer for when you need them...

 

right on, a good discussion...gives folks an opportunity to share general preparation tips that they use regularly in the kitchen...

 

 

 

 

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