'fakeaway' tips(8 Posts)
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Anyone know how I can make korma that takes like Indian takeaway?
And what noodles taste more like those from the Chinese? (I find supermarket ones have a funny aftertaste).
I'd love any tips or secrets!
I make my korma in the slow cooker, i found a recipe online that i like but it's on my laptop so can't link at the mo.
My favourite noodles are from m&s - the fresh udon ones in the stir fry section
The best katsu curry sachet is from Waitrose (Morrison's one is vile ) find it in their stir fry fridge. I make mine with sticky rice and prawns.
Thai green or red curry is surprisingly easy to make. Tin of coconut milk, some curry paste and meat (optional if you're vegetarian) and veg. You can make it hotter or milder depending on the amount of curry paste used.
Ah good tips thank you. I love wagamamas katsi curry - how do you do the sticky rice?
Will def try the M&S noodles, it would be so nice to find some yummy ones
Tesco do some nice fresh noodles in a pot - no aftertaste, stir fry with shredded onions and bean sprouts, splash with sesame oil and soy sauce - gives a good approximation of our Chinese takeaway noodles.
(Though for Korma I use a jar... Sharwoods Korma cooking sauce... bloomin tasty)
An amazing recipe; you won't be able to tell the difference (if you don't believe me, just read the reviews!). www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/4659321/recipe/indian-takeaway-chicken-korma It says use almond powder, but I use ground almonds, which I'm guessing is the same!
This is interesting reading. www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2015/apr/09/how-to-cook-perfect-chicken-korma-curry-recipe
Regarding noodles, use dry egg noodles. (avoid straight to wok) Cook the noodles for 3-4 mins in boiling salty water, rinse through with cold water, drain, drizzle some groundnut oil over them to stop them sticking and fry them off as you require, you need a very hot wok ideally!
Blue Dragon do a tiny pot of Massaman paste. Here's how we do a nice alternative to ordering a Chinese (I don't like Chinese takeaway food much, so this is to appease dd2 who loves):
Fry tofu (the smoked stuff is nice) - put to one side
Fry onion, sliced peppers, a couple of match-sticked carrots and broccoli florets
Add a tin of coconut milk and a splash of water
Add tofu and fresh noodles to warm through
Scatter with chopped spring onions
Fresh India has an amazing and easy paneer curry recipe, which is as good as anything I've ever had in a restaurant
I'm loving all these, thanks so much. I can't wait to try them out!
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