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to think that a vegetable curry from a restaurant should not contain...

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cherryburton Fri 17-Jun-11 08:28:05

amongst other things; sweetcorn, kidney beans and sprouts. In addition to less weird things such as carrots and potatoes?

Don't get me wrong, I've put some fairly random things in a curry myself but I don't expect people to pay me £6 for it...


Blackduck Fri 17-Jun-11 08:29:39

sweetcorn and spouts are veg so whats the problem? (well except I wouldn't eat sprouts if you paid me)

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 17-Jun-11 08:29:58

What's wrong with that? All vegetables, all in a curry and all cost the provider money, as well as the cost of power to cook them for you.

Sorry - YABU.

cherryburton Fri 17-Jun-11 08:30:22

So are pumpkins but I wouldn't expect them in a vegetable madras...

Tortington Fri 17-Jun-11 08:30:55

if it tasted nice i wouldn't give a shit

LunaticIsOnTheGrass Fri 17-Jun-11 08:31:25

That sounds quite nice to me actually.

MindyMacready Fri 17-Jun-11 08:32:27

cherryburton pumpkins are fruit are they not?

cwtch4967 Fri 17-Jun-11 08:33:09

I have had this in the past and it's not acceptable to me either! Just as I wouldn't expect sprouts to be in a veg lasagne.

cherryburton Fri 17-Jun-11 08:33:12

Bloody hell, really?

So, if you ordered say, a meat pie, you wouldn't mind if it had beef, chicken and antelope in it so long as it tasted alright?

Omigawd Fri 17-Jun-11 08:33:30

It depends on whether it is a middle class curry or not, and thus has it's recommended daily allowance of fashionable superfoods grin

bamboostalks Fri 17-Jun-11 08:34:24

Sounds rank, Do you mean brussels?

hopenglory Fri 17-Jun-11 08:34:45

pretty much, yes. Unless I specifically ordered a chicken pie and then it turned out to be antelope.

supergreenuk Fri 17-Jun-11 08:36:51

Am I missing something. I don't get it. It's a veg curry and it had veg in it?????? Why would you have an expectation of what veg went in it. I mean there is posh curry eg asparagus or cheap curry frozen veg but it's still veg curry.

Tortington Fri 17-Jun-11 08:40:11

well in a meat pie, i would expect to find beef - cos thats the socially acceptable thing - we all know it

similarly if i ordered a vegetable curry i don't expect it to contain lettuce. If said veggie curry had to have specific ingredients - non of those you mentioned seem out of place to me - then i would ask

Blackduck Fri 17-Jun-11 08:40:32

So what should a veg curry have in it? Your meat pie comparison doesn't really hold up....

AfternoonsandCoffeespoons Fri 17-Jun-11 08:49:54

Well I can see your point that is it unusual, maybe, but that doesn't really make it wwrong, does it? I once ordered a chicken and veg pie from a cafe, and the veg was bean sprouts, sweetcorn and red pepper!! Was suprised, but not disgusted.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 17-Jun-11 08:52:34

Vegetable curry is the description of a dish containing vegetables.

Meat pie is the description of a dish containing meat.

Can't see what your problem is!

Bluemoonrising Fri 17-Jun-11 08:54:17

I thought you were going to say 'fish sauce' or 'prawns'.
YABU. Our local indian varied the veg according to the season - and I think they use a lot of frozen veg. I don't think I have had kidney beans in a curry before, but I have certainly had sweetcorn and sprouts, and it was lovely.

QueenOfFeckingEverything Fri 17-Jun-11 08:55:51

Pumpkin curry is lovely!


Its a vegetable curry. It contains vegetables.

kenbarlowslovestick Fri 17-Jun-11 08:55:55

i had one with carrots and small pickled onions on once it was disgusting :-)

razzlebathbone Fri 17-Jun-11 08:57:33

Sounds horrible but I suppose technically it's as described.

NightLark Fri 17-Jun-11 08:58:03

No, I get your point (I think). I get sick of veggie options from restaurants where a random selection of veg is bunged in to a lasagne, curry or pie, regardless of flavour, texture and compatibility.

It just shrieks 'I don't eat this rabbit food, don't understand why anyone else does, and can't be arsed to bother'. I resent paying for that.

(25 years + as a veggie now and even less tolerant than I used to be...)

darleneoconnor Fri 17-Jun-11 09:00:05


fatlazymummy Fri 17-Jun-11 09:00:41

I would expect a traditional vegetable curry. I don't think sweetcorn and kidney beans come into that category. Sprouts would be ok if they were sliced up like greens.
You're not being unreasonable OP. I probably wouldn't complain but I probably wouldn't use that restuarant again.

Punkatheart Fri 17-Jun-11 09:01:17

My mother is Indian and no - it is generally not done. These are clearly cheap options - ones you might do at home but not have in a restaurant. I would not eat curried sprouts...blimey you would be jet propelled all the way home!

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