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to think that people don't judge others on their choice of curry?

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MakeMineAKorma Wed 16-Oct-13 18:33:53

Was having a conversation with a friend today.

She reckons that people look down on people who choose mild curry as though that is the wimp's choice. (NB my words not hers)

And that liking progressively hotter curries is a rite of passage that you have to go through, almost like a qualification.

I mean, what if you just don't like spicy food?!?

NB I ask this as a curry wimp - I go for the korma every time.

Hulababy Wed 16-Oct-13 18:36:23

I don't like spicy hot food. I go for curry because DH and DD like to go. I always have korma, always will. Have tried others and I simply don't enjoy it. I get some light hearted joking about it sometimes, but only from close friends/family - never been an issue for me though. I am the first to admit I can't do spicy.

DH gets more ribbing as he tends to go for the same curry every time - not a mild one, just happens to be the same curry every time.

Reality Wed 16-Oct-13 18:36:26

I judge you. Hot curry is a good indicator of moral fibre. Never trust anyone who won't eat a madras, is my motto.

Katienana Wed 16-Oct-13 18:37:41

Korma eaters are unadventurous. Yabu.

Lovecat Wed 16-Oct-13 18:39:26

I judge you because korma is revolting. Sorry smile

KatieScarlett2833 Wed 16-Oct-13 18:39:42

What a load of crap.
As if it is any indicator of anything to choose a food deliberately because eating it makes you appear hard. Except that the person who thinks this is deluded.

cardibach Wed 16-Oct-13 18:40:24

I don't judge on the heat or otherwise of the curry chosen - I went to India this summer and our guide, who was very much a local, ate a variety of 'strengths' of curry from the very mild up. However I think you are missing out if you always have Korma as there are many different mild curries available. I might judge the lack of adventurous spirit!

wem Wed 16-Oct-13 18:40:46

Well, it's one of two things. Either she judges people on their choice of curry, and likes to believe that others do the same, or she is terribly insecure about her choice of curry, in which case I feel sorry for her as what a bizarre thing to worry about!

GoldenGytha Wed 16-Oct-13 18:41:13

I don't like curry of any description at all,

So what does that make me? confused

Pobblewhohasnotoes Wed 16-Oct-13 18:41:16

Yabu, I love a hot curry.

I can't stand creamy food. Coconut makes me heave so the thought of having to share something like that just disappoints me.

Moln Wed 16-Oct-13 18:41:31

maybe, a bit, sometimes think men (never come across a woman doing this, though there probably are some) who loudly select the hottest curry are wallys.

I like spicey, but have to say korma is a nice curry, if you like it, you like it.

CMOTDibbler Wed 16-Oct-13 18:41:37

I don't judge on hotness, but I think its a shame when people never try anything different as theres so many lovely mild curries.
Actually I do judge - people who insist on having ultra hot curries, rather than thinking about the taste

samithesausage Wed 16-Oct-13 18:41:39

Why order something that you're not going to enjoy?
If you like korma, have korma.

I judge you on the amount of poppadoms you consume though......

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Wed 16-Oct-13 18:41:49

I dont judge but I wouldn't call Korma a curry. More a desert grin

I love madras. I want one now

I judge judgey people.

If you like Korma though maybe branch out and try Butter Chicken or a Pasanda - equally mild and very nice and a change from constantly having Korma.

I love hot curries, but more important is the flavor. If the wimpy korma curry has a nice flavor then I'll happily scoff one!

Moln Wed 16-Oct-13 18:44:27

Sorry insert YAB a bit U at the start of my post

KatieScarlett2833 Wed 16-Oct-13 18:44:52

I've tried every curry I can.
I just prefer coconutty, creamy variants. Would love a Passander right now grin

harticus Wed 16-Oct-13 18:44:57

korma is hindi for wuss

MarmaladeBatkins Wed 16-Oct-13 18:45:04

I laugh at my friend. She is also a Korma orderer. It's like ordering a plate of hot yoghurt.

She doesn't understand why I would choose to set my mouth alight with a madras, either.

I am more likely to judge people who order a chicken tikka masala with half rice, half chips though, tbh. Plenty of authentic indian currys are mild in heat.

DurhamDurham Wed 16-Oct-13 18:45:06

I must admit to 'judging' my dh if he gets his usual korma when we go out for a curry. I just think he is missing out on so many other flavours and textures by getting the same dish each time.

wem Wed 16-Oct-13 18:45:38

Time to link to this grin

ringaringarosy Wed 16-Oct-13 18:46:57

it could be worse,i have heard of people who order an omelette and chips!

Hulababy Wed 16-Oct-13 18:46:59

I do try other things. Often the waiter will insist - only last week one brought be an extra dish of an alternative mild curry. But I didn't like it as much as the vegetable korma I had ordered. But I am willing to try every so often.

DontPanicMrMannering Wed 16-Oct-13 18:47:48

Well I own an Indian restaurant and from some groupd there is the old "wuss can't handle a curry not a proper man" bollocks.

But personally I judge those who equate heat with good. Indian food should have layers, different flavoursand heats and bases.I judge those who like anglicised indian only and think "Masala" is an authentic dish not just an area of India wink

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