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Is it o.k. to ask for a restaurant curry to be made hotter ?

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Oblomov Thu 21-Jun-07 16:18:58

We are going for curry at work next week - we do it from time to time and I apsolutely love it.
I really like creamy curries, rather than tomatoey based ones. But in their nature, they have very little heat / zing.
Is it just-being-a-pain-in-the-ass to ask for it to be made hotter ? Should I ask for more chilli ?
AIBU ?

moondog Thu 21-Jun-07 16:21:56

Best way is to ask for a little dish of chopped fresh chillies that you can scatter on at will.

Oblomov Thu 21-Jun-07 16:52:46

Thanks Moondog - I will ask for that.
Mind you, won't that make it a bit too hot - I only want a little bit of zing - can't they add some sort of paste to the cream ?

Tortington Thu 21-Jun-07 16:53:43

they will spit in it and make you shit for three weeks through the eye of a needle

Blandmum Thu 21-Jun-07 16:54:13

My brother does this all the time. But he does it with the ones that are already very hot! Mad man!

CountessDracula Thu 21-Jun-07 16:54:23

Just tell them how hot you wnat it

I always do

prettymum Thu 21-Jun-07 16:56:21

i always to make mine hotter, they always do but its never hot enough! got my curry cooking at the moment with 3 hot peppers in it!!

SeamonstEr Thu 21-Jun-07 16:58:05

why not, we ask for our steaks to be rare. Well i do i imagine it would be the same.

Aimsmum Thu 21-Jun-07 16:58:23

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lucyellensmum Thu 21-Jun-07 17:12:54

i do that, but my point is actually, WHY WHY WHY did you mention the C word, i really really want one now and the chances of me getting one - zero!

lucyellensmum Thu 21-Jun-07 17:15:44

i have to say though, that i dont think the creamy curries lend themselves to being hotter, i used to do it with pasanda and it never really worked, i like lamb bhuna or rogan josh, excuse my spelling - not mad hot like the vindaloos or anything like that but enough of a kick and nice a rich too. Oh god, i want curry

Oblomov Thu 21-Jun-07 17:29:19

why are unable to have one lucy ?
and that was my original point of posting - the fact that I like them creamy, lends itslef to them being weak, but I like a bit of heat aswell - not too much though.

OrmIrian Thu 21-Jun-07 17:34:45

Chopped chilli is a good idea!

lucyellensmum Fri 22-Jun-07 15:45:28

just that hubby doesnt like it much any more, but i shouldnt complain as we were at wagamammas last night, not quite the same though is it.

LilRedWG Fri 22-Jun-07 15:50:10

Yep, Oblomov. When you order, say that you'd like XXXX but can they make it quite hot please. If they look at you oddly (which they won't) just explain that you like creamy hotish curries

Oblomov Fri 22-Jun-07 15:54:53

And ask them to add some heat alongside the... spit ?

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