Hi /ck/ I am on a trip to India right now and I thought you'd like to see what I'm having for lunch. It's authentic Indian curry! Yum
There is nothing wrong with defecating in the open, it's more natural and cost efficient then a huge system of running toilets and sewers. Toilets are a waste of good water and the Indians know this so they choose not to use them.
>mfw had to live in india for a month
needless to say, i didnt have a normal poop once
There's fucking shit everywhere. You have to be careful where you step cause goddamn it's everywhere
Jesus christ India
I am not american. Was that supposed to offend me? Please, poo in a loo! Loo!
All I see is waste being disposed of properly.
India on the other hand put their dead in the same river they poo in!
You tell me which is better
there is pleanty subtle going on, think about what it takes to balnce complex spice blends and how subtle aditions of spices can nuance a dish, or how there are about 5 ways to aproach the flavour of a single spice ....its dynamic and bold food, but theres alot of subtle layers
looks like aloo saag, the stes of green make me think its mustard greens and not spinich, so its the north indian version....im more partial o gujrati/south indian saag but most saag is just asuch a comforting food for me
raw and whole
raw and ground
and tadka, which is when you try spices in oil till they pop and then add this fragrent oil(spices and all into the rest of the dish
keeping spices wholevs ground effects weather you get strong pops of flavour or weather you get a more subtle infusion across the dish
toasting spices opens up and changes the flavours of most spices
indian dishes often rely on adding different spices, in different expresions at different stages across a dish, its about layering spices to get a kind of symphonic efect
is this a joke. are you that retarded. that slop shit you posted is not refined its probably some combination they buy premade or have some elder person in their family make. you might as well be shilling for McCormick.
yes there are gommon preground mixes, and people more or less inclined to use them more
but there are totaly loads of indian cooks who do mix their own masalas(much like the people who taught me)
yes but its not hard to learn. you acted like its a fucking mirracle that the spice profiles could go together. I could literally sit in a room full of available spices for a day and come up with hundreds of combinations that have great flavor.
Recently got back from NYC where I ordered Indian from the 2nd highest rated (Yelp) Indian in my area in Queens. Was absolutely disgusting. By far the worst Indian I've ever had. The place wouldn't stay open for a month in London. This might go some way in explaining why the Americunts on this board don't like Indian food.
but its not. finding the chord and using it over and over again is exactly what food would be. unless some of this curry is like an everlasting gobstopper from willy wonka where it completely changes its flavor profile repeatedly in the one single bite.
food in general is much more complex than you're giving it credit for. the way you process the spices in indian food affects their flavour. the quantities you use relative to the other spices affects the flavour. the fat content, the water content, the length of cook time, the exposure to different levels of heat/bulb temperatures. there is a combinatoric complexity to it. it isn't just 'cumin and coriander iz gud'
it does change taste when you consider eating things with chutneys pickles, yogurt sauces, choices of breads or rices, acompanying side dishes, or eating as part of a thali style meal where there is a veriaty of dishes
indian dishes dont just play they same chord over and over, they augment chrds, come back in a minor, play it again sharp or flat
some well prepared indian meals may have more distince flavours than some whole restaurant menus may have
have you ever been in a test kitchen... it sounds like you haven't. given the resources and time its VERY easy to come up with dishes that taste very good. and all of these comments are that ops SHIT LOOKING curry IS NOT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM HIGHLY REFINED. because literally any idiot could OVER TIME make that same bowl of slop
no one said it isn't easy to make stuff that tastes good, however you're making a broader point about food being a very simple, crude discipline when actually it can be very refined.
you're calling the dish slop, which is a clearly valid comment about its texture, and making wild claims about its flavour which you can't possibly know. it's an extrapolation. a lot of indian food is 'slop' but even within that group of dishes there is huge variation, and indeed refinement.
thats still making things that taste good together. it is not hard. you know how dish a tastes so you pair it with dish b because you know that they taste good together. ITS EXACTLY MAKING A CHORD AND PLAYING SCALES.
i never said anything about the taste. it can taste amazing... probably does. Ive been cooking since i was about 3 years old so maybe I just dont understand what everyone finds so difficult about cooking because it comes natural to me. curry/stews and chili are things i make at the end of the month with leftovers from my other meals.
what you're doing might be intuitive but it can still be complex/subtle. i think you're taking praise for subtlety as an elitist comment but it isn't, really. everything has subtleties. takes a while to get to grips with them as an outsider.
So you can make a sarson ka saag from fleftovers, or a dal bati churma or a biryani or idli sambar or ussal poha? I've not mentioned any hidden from the world type of dishes. All of these dishes are among the top 3 most popular in their state.
What you slap together at home from leftovers is not indicative of the nuances of curry and in no way indicative of the subtelty of Indian cuisine. That's like me having chicken with mayonnaise and saying there's no subtlety in French cuisine.
looking at curry as stew is a very western and reductive idea....its a british invention which ignores dry curries, curies more akin to puree sauces, and south indian preperations more like soup than anything
i would not say that preparing gujrati palak aloo is similar to any stew, and dishes like jalfrezi and thorans are pretty much stir fries
How can anyone with even a passing interest in cooking think that all Indian food is curry. And then go on to say that all curries are stews. Are all pasta sauces stews too? What other reductions do you have to offer? Maybe all moles are chutneys.
And you're forgetting that all of these curries are eaten with something not on their own. Roti, naan, paratha, puri, idli, dosa, bhatura, kachowri, goan bread rolls, papad, appam, thepla, puran poli to name some without getting into the tens of variations things like roti and paratha alone have. These are all very nuanced takes on bread that accompany every meal. I'm sure you take the time out to prepare them to have a holistic understanding of Indian food the rest of us can only hope for.
Look up the recipe for kadhi. Some say the word curry itself came from this dish. Go through it step by step, shouldn't be hard as there are only a few steps, and tell me in which universe is this a stew.
Looks like a watery sag aloo to me. Why haven't you posted more pics of the dishes OP? I'm a Brit and we love curries but it would be nice to see the stuff they actually eat in India.
Also this poo in loo stuff is pretty boring now, I can guess the Nationality of these posters though!
>Hypocrisy is that America has designated landfills.
Are you implying that shitting out in public spaces is no different than storing then compacting unrecyclable trash in isolated uninhabited areas of land?
Do you even have a loo to poo to?
Indian here. Indian food looks fucking awful but it can taste good. And there's a lot more to Indian food than curry.
Also if any of you ever do actually end up going to India, NEVER eat street food.
Reminder that Indians literally
drink cow urine soda
Please don't act like you know everything when you clearly know nothing you inbred shit. It sounds like you've never even seen authentic Indian Food. Yes, there is a world of difference between a Palak Paneer or a Paneer Makhanwala from shit-tier American restaurants and real dhabas in India.
Hell, when I tasted some Shahi Paneer at the Taj in Mumbai it made the Shahi I buy back home taste like rotten Horseshit.. Please eat real Indian food before shitposting.
>saying curries are just like stews
God dude. I'm a from California and even I could make out the difference between curries and stew. Kitchens should take a restraining order against you.
>I didn't choose the curry life... the curry life chose me