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Title: Recipes?
Post by: noisy_mouse on July 20, 2004, 12:14:09 PM
So, who here has tried any of the recipes in addicted to curry?

People might not trust a recipe that they got from a manga, and I guess it's a weird idea, but I have indeed tried a few and they do work out nicely..... I've made keema matar, chicken curry and a modified lassi (translated as rassi for some reason) It might be just a manga, but the recipes are real and authentic and work out quite nicely. ^_^

Manga AND cooking, two of my favorite things, combined into one product. *siiiiiigh.* (^__^)
Title: Re:Recipes?
Post by: Waffo on July 20, 2004, 12:38:44 PM
You mean it's edible?  Then I'll give one of the recipes to my mom to make sometime...
Title: Re:Recipes?
Post by: Cgoten on July 20, 2004, 04:51:01 PM
People might not trust a recipe that they got from a manga, and I guess it's a weird idea, but I have indeed tried a few and they do work out nicely..... I've made keema matar, chicken curry and a modified lassi (translated as rassi for some reason) It might be just a manga, but the recipes are real and authentic and work out quite nicely. ^_^

Wow, you're the first person I know of that has tried these recipes. ^_^;;

cccnnn would be proud, if he wasn't gone right now. =(
Title: Re:Recipes?
Post by: rice_demon on August 21, 2004, 05:34:51 PM
i guess im not the only one that tried making the curry ^^

i also tried the  keema matar

it turned out to be seasoned ground beef to i added my own stuff

try adding coconut milk for a nice tasting curry ^^
Title: Re:Recipes?
Post by: noisy_mouse on August 25, 2004, 02:41:24 PM
Yeah man, they're great recipes! They are indeed very edible. They might be from a manga but they're real, tasty recipes that won't make you sick (as someone keeps warning about underneath each volume 3 recipe ^_^). Well, I don't know about that squid ink one, that looks kind of weird. ^_^

Seriously though, the mangaka didn't just make these up. I'm so grateful to yanime (and solaris) for translating this for us.... an interesting manga AND food, the two things I love most. Yay!

Mmmmm, coconut milk.... Incidentally.... coffee an chocolate added to curry really do make it taste good. Nice and rich. I tried to serve some "chocolate enhanced" curry to my husband but I made the mistake of telling him beforehand what was in it, and he refused to try it. It doesn't end up tasting like a hershey bar, really!
Title: Re:Recipes?
Post by: Cgoten on August 25, 2004, 04:24:08 PM
Yeah man, they're great recipes! They are indeed very edible. They might be from a manga but they're real, tasty recipes that won't make you sick (as someone keeps warning about underneath each volume 3 recipe ^_^). Well, I don't know about that squid ink one, that looks kind of weird. ^_^

Seriously though, the mangaka didn't just make these up. I'm so grateful to yanime (and solaris) for translating this for us.... an interesting manga AND food, the two things I love most. Yay!

Mmmmm, coconut milk.... Incidentally.... coffee an chocolate added to curry really do make it taste good. Nice and rich. I tried to serve some "chocolate enhanced" curry to my husband but I made the mistake of telling him beforehand what was in it, and he refused to try it. It doesn't end up tasting like a hershey bar, really!

Haha... Again, it's nice to see people trying these recipes. =p
Title: Re:Recipes?
Post by: mitac on August 25, 2004, 08:40:29 PM
I've alway wondered if the recipes work, since it seems that it does I might give it a try.

Have you read Yakitate? One of the chapters show bread making with a rice cooker.  Not sure if that works too, anyone tried?
Title: Re:Recipes?
Post by: im_biggy on August 28, 2004, 04:15:16 PM
I've tried every single recipe in all of them. I'll only post recipes i've read from 1-2 so i don't spoil what dishes will be in the next issues. if you want to know how any OTHER recipes turn out, feel free to post. (i own Manga 1-8, in my own language. sorry, no scanner :-\)

Basically, Early Recipes are relatively unrefined. later in the series, Funatsu Kazuki actually went on a sabbatical throughout India and SE Asia to do some research, and recipes become evidently much more accurate, from about books 4 onwards.

Recipes I Don't like: -
book 1: -
Baka Curry
Shroom Curry

book 2: -
Lassi

Baka Curry is very, very plain. i suggest adding some milk instead of water, grab the masher and make it into a Baka Mash. Delish.
Shroom curry is a bit on the plain side too. sautee the shrooms in butter first to add scent, Then follow the recipe. you might even want to add some oregano for that slightly italian taste.

There's nothing wrong with lassi, but there IS something with this recipe. I suggest using Milk instead of water to dilute the Yoghurt, which leaves the texture quite thick. also, use goat milk for extra credit.

Favourite Recipes: -
Book 1: -
Keema matar - basic, quick, functional and very very cheap.
Healthy Curry - impress you vegan Friends!

Book 2: -
Shrimp Curry - THIS is heavenly. on par with lobster bisque.
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: cccnnn on September 07, 2004, 11:45:38 PM
Cg: Damn straight i would be proud!!

Honestly, you have no idea how much that means to me... the fact that people actually try our recipes.

Let me tell you, i pretty much did all the tl work for the recipes from from volume 1, 2, and half of three...they are literally the hardest things to translate (and edit).  I mean, the editors would bitch about how there's no point in translating the recipes, but i knew there are culinary fanactics out there (such as myself) who would actually try the recipes.

 ;D
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: noisy_mouse on September 26, 2004, 10:04:57 AM
Really honestly, I think half of my intrest in the manga is due entirely to the recipes.... ^__^

Incidentally guys: I talked to someone who tried the pumpkin curry recipe but didn't have fresh pumpkin so they used canned....

Don't used canned, it doesn't work out good, nice fresh halloween pumpkin (because where else are we gonna find pumpkin?) makes a yummy curry.
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: enderschaos on November 10, 2004, 08:34:59 AM
I love the recipies!  I've only made the ground beef curry so far, but I loved it, as did my friends.  In regards to the recipies though, it appears there is two different types of curry powder....but I only have Indian curry powder and that was all I found at the 2 groceries I checked.

Anyone know what the other curry powder (the main one they seem to use) is or can be found? (I wouldn't mind ordering online for it)

Thanks.
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: noisy_mouse on November 11, 2004, 08:39:22 AM
I'm not sure what they're talking about either. When it calls for plain "curry powder" I always use common store-bought curry powder, and when it calls for "indian curry powder" I use one of a mix of different kinds of curry seasoning pastes that I have recipes for, depending on the recipe and my mood. I have no idea what exactly they mean by Indian Curry Powder, but my curry pastes seem to fit in the with recipe and taste good, so that's good enough for me. ^__^
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: cccnnn on November 11, 2004, 04:43:38 PM
Regarding the "curry powder" and "indian curry powder":

keeping in mind that Curry is a manga made in Japan, there are probably different curry powders that are available to the Japanese consumers.  Althougn I am not an authority on this issue, I would suppose the Japanese have a "typical" curry powder used in Japanese curry (not too spicy, since spicy foods is not very well-accepted in Japanese cuisine).  The "Indian curry powder" would most likely be the original spice mix that Indians used, which would be considered VERY spicy by the Japanese.

With that said, i guess "curry powder" should be viewed as "mild curry powder" and indian curry powder would be "hot curry powder".
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: Mujakisan1 on December 15, 2004, 11:01:13 PM
I recently tried the Keema Matar.  But i substituted the ground beef with ground Turkey  :P and to the turkey i add some parsley and a little pepper.  The curry came out really good and my family liked it a lot.  Nobody knew it was turkey though which was really funny ;D
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: cccnnn on December 16, 2004, 09:04:33 AM
Haha... what a great idea... i should invent Mystery Meat Curry.  ;D
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: Mujakisan1 on December 17, 2004, 09:39:54 AM
Haha... what a great idea... i should invent Mystery Meat Curry.  ;D

That would be funny ;D  Take pictures of it.  Maybe we could guess what it is. lol
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: Hoi Hoi on January 25, 2005, 09:45:27 PM
I have a question for those who have actually made the Curry... in the Keema Matar recipie it says to use Bay Leaves... I was wondering if those can be found at any old grocery store or if I should go to a specialty store for it.
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: JaisBane on January 25, 2005, 09:53:49 PM
Yeah, you can find those in the spice aisle, they're normally whole leaves in small glass jars like what they keep other spices in, but you can sometimes find them precrushed.  Not that you'd want to, the flavor lasts longer when they are stored whole, and the whole curry tastes better with freshly crushed bay leaves.  If you really want to go overboard, you can go to an herb shop, but if all you're making is the keema mater from the manga then you don't need the most expensive ingredients.  That's only for the crazy chileheads and curry afficianados.
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: cccnnn on January 26, 2005, 06:06:14 PM
Yeah, you can find those in the spice aisle, they're normally whole leaves in small glass jars like what they keep other spices in, but you can sometimes find them precrushed.  Not that you'd want to, the flavor lasts longer when they are stored whole, and the whole curry tastes better with freshly crushed bay leaves.  If you really want to go overboard, you can go to an herb shop, but if all you're making is the keema mater from the manga then you don't need the most expensive ingredients.  That's only for the crazy chileheads and curry afficianados.

Bayleafs are pretty common, you should be able to find some in a decent sized grocery store or supermarket...ask if you can't locate it yourself.

and CONTRARY to what Jais said, you usually do NOT crush bayleafs.  This is for the following reasons:
-bayleafs gives the food a more refreshing aroma but has very little impact on flavour; therefore, crushing it or leaving it intact makes little difference

-crushing bayleafs is redundant work to be done

-bayleafs is edible, but taste bad. they are usually removed after cooking... however, once you crushed the bayleafs into tiny bits, you can imagine this can be quite the endeavour.
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: Mythril on March 07, 2005, 07:37:07 AM
I registered on this forum just to say that I have tried the Ground Beef Curry recipe two times. I never did follow the recipe completely though, I replaced/omitted/added some of the ingredients and didn't necessarily use the same amount or time, but the result is indeed edible. ;)

I'm still not quite satisfied with the taste of the curry, but I guess I can't really blame the recipe, since I'm not following it completely. I've always loved curry, but before I read this manga I always thought just adding curry powder should make things taste like curry, so I guess I do have learned something from it.

I'll probably just try adding the different helper ingredients to see if I can get a taste I'm more satisfied with. :D

I'd recommend this manga to my friends, if it weren't for the ecchi contents in it... ^^;
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: cccnnn on March 07, 2005, 07:19:56 PM
I registered on this forum just to say that I have tried the Ground Beef Curry recipe two times. I never did follow the recipe completely though, I replaced/omitted/added some of the ingredients and didn't necessarily use the same amount or time, but the result is indeed edible. ;)

I'm still not quite satisfied with the taste of the curry, but I guess I can't really blame the recipe, since I'm not following it completely. I've always loved curry, but before I read this manga I always thought just adding curry powder should make things taste like curry, so I guess I do have learned something from it.

I'll probably just try adding the different helper ingredients to see if I can get a taste I'm more satisfied with. :D

I'd recommend this manga to my friends, if it weren't for the ecchi contents in it... ^^;

That's awesome.  Yeah, my Indian friends tell me that authentic curry (that they eat) aren't in powder form at all, but rather, curry is made when a whole lot of spices are cooked togther  ;D  Helper ingredients would definately help, I think there was one chapter in volume 1 or 2 where it had a listing of the various helper ingredients you can add to modify the taste...of course, ingredients are one thing, but having a knack for cooking is another althogether :P.

But yeah, since Curry is serialized in Weekly Young Jump (heavily targetted towards Japanese young adults), I think the recipes weren't meant to be for making 5-star cuisine, but rather for educating those males who are not so saavy in the kitchen (which is a large demographic ^^;; ).
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: noisy_mouse on March 07, 2005, 07:45:02 PM
I have just made Nakao-ya Special Pork Curry (from the third volume).

It seems I have a knack for picking out to make for supper all the curry recipies that taste the same. The sauce for this curry tastes nearly the same as the sauce for the pumpkin curry and very similar to the sauce for the scallop curry. I have no idea why in the world you need to bake the onions and spices in the oven for almost an hour.... if it's to dry them out, what's the point, since you add it to the sauce right away? and if it's to infuse the taste of the spices with the onions, why can't you just pan-fry it like in every recipe?

So..... a bit time-consuming to make. I didn't realize that it needed to cook for so bloody long, so my supper was finished at eight o'clock instead of five thirty. :(  But it is a good recipe. Tasty. Sorry, I have no pictures of it to put up. ^_^
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: cccnnn on March 07, 2005, 08:48:58 PM
I have just made Nakao-ya Special Pork Curry (from the third volume).

It seems I have a knack for picking out to make for supper all the curry recipies that taste the same. The sauce for this curry tastes nearly the same as the sauce for the pumpkin curry and very similar to the sauce for the scallop curry. I have no idea why in the world you need to bake the onions and spices in the oven for almost an hour.... if it's to dry them out, what's the point, since you add it to the sauce right away? and if it's to infuse the taste of the spices with the onions, why can't you just pan-fry it like in every recipe?

So..... a bit time-consuming to make. I didn't realize that it needed to cook for so bloody long, so my supper was finished at eight o'clock instead of five thirty. :(  But it is a good recipe. Tasty. Sorry, I have no pictures of it to put up. ^_^

well, you don't have to follow the recipes word for word :P
Personally, I use the recipes as a guideline more than anything else, especially if you're experienced in the kitchen.
But you usually bake(or boil) the curry sauce for reduction.  You are reducing the amount of water by evaporation so that the remaining sauce is thicker and much more flavourful...it's pretty much the same idea behind making chicken/fish/veal/beef/veggie stock :P
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: noisy_mouse on March 08, 2005, 12:45:33 AM
Perhaps I missed something involved in the baking then? All the ingredients I put into the oven were basically dry, just onions, carrots, spices and flour. Oh well. Tasty in the end, so.....

Often I do add extra things that I like, but tonight I guess I was feeling uncreative and made it to the recipe.... If I had any, I would have put some apples into it though, I think that would have gone great.
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: Mythril on March 08, 2005, 01:58:08 AM
Yeah, I always try to get myself to begin earlier when cooking curry. But yet I seldom am patient enough to let it cook long enough for the water to evaporate... erh, enough. :P Eh.

One Piece also had an anime episode on curry, btw. It must be fate!
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: kryx on June 21, 2005, 04:39:47 AM
I tried the curry chicken. It tasted really plain. I don't cook alot and so i was sort of troubled about how much salt/ curry powder i was meant to put in. I ended up putting spoonfuls of curry because the sauce was really plain.
Plus, is it just me or is one cup of tomato sauce alot of sauce? And one cup of oil is alot of oil! I was sorta amazed at how the taste came out. But my mum and sister said it tasted good and i don't know if its for politeness or for real.
Anyways, chicken cooks really fast but potatoes take a while on low heat. So i had to cook the potatoes separately.
I can't believe they were being serious when they said to add chocolate and coffee. I don't think i could ever eat that.  :-X You're pretty brave to have tried that.  ;D
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: noisy_mouse on June 21, 2005, 09:20:52 AM
I didn't think the sauce was too much, but I was surprised by the amount of oil. Next time I make it I think I will probably use less. But I thought the chicken curry was tasty.

As for chocolate and coffee.... it seems like everyone I talk to about chocolate curry has the same reaction. Could someone seriously explain to me the aversion to adding chocolate? Is it because it's considered a dessert or something?? People add sugar to sauces. I really don't understand why the idea of chocolate makes so many people nervous. A little bit of chocolate improves the flavor so much.
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: Chaos on July 02, 2005, 09:50:24 PM
take a curry and add- honey and apples, then throw in some "Suprise"
makes curry suprise
 ;D
Title: Indian Curry spice
Post by: im_biggy on November 16, 2005, 03:08:16 AM
I found out what "indian Curry Spice" is!!!

It's a cinnamon-based mix of spices called Garam Masala, adding it to the curry REALLY gives it a wonderful kick!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garam_masala

Like the manga says, don't add too much or it will overpower the dish.

Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: Odd on December 15, 2005, 04:48:37 AM
umm... that was gross, i really didn't like it... neither did my dad...
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: Dragoon on March 06, 2006, 11:51:00 PM
oh man my mom found the manga when i left it on my comp she made some of the ones on there.....................It was bad
Title: Re:Recipes?
Post by: Floating_Sakura on March 09, 2006, 09:10:08 AM
WoW, i registered just for this thread... all the other ones seem too stupid for me to bother...

btw:
Regarding the "curry powder" and "indian curry powder":

keeping in mind that Curry is a manga made in Japan, there are probably different curry powders that are available to the Japanese consumers.  Althougn I am not an authority on this issue, I would suppose the Japanese have a "typical" curry powder used in Japanese curry (not too spicy, since spicy foods is not very well-accepted in Japanese cuisine).  The "Indian curry powder" would most likely be the original spice mix that Indians used, which would be considered VERY spicy by the Japanese.

With that said, i guess "curry powder" should be viewed as "mild curry powder" and indian curry powder would be "hot curry powder".

I think the japanese use roax?  Those brown curry bricks thingy sold in japanese supermarket...  or are those roax thing not raw enough for these recipes? o.o; (obviously i should never go near the kitchen and try anything with my knowledge)

Have you read Yakitate? One of the chapters show bread making with a rice cooker.  Not sure if that works too, anyone tried?

I know someone who tried it and he said it was delicious*~ ^_^ btw, anyone know which volume/chapters of yakitate that came from? me wanan try*~ ^^

Oh*~ and seeing that people actually use the recipes.. I guess I'll translate that as well from now on and take the pain off ccc's ass.. although he should probably still double check to make sure i have them right since I cook once a year when the moon turns blue.
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: cccnnn on March 09, 2006, 01:24:54 PM
curry > bread, kthx
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: Floating_Sakura on March 09, 2006, 07:48:05 PM
geez*~ stop being such an arse coco*~  >:(
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: cccnnn on March 14, 2006, 05:13:38 PM
me > you, kthxbye
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: Floating_Sakura on March 14, 2006, 05:20:38 PM
I quit!!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: cccnnn on March 27, 2006, 01:43:23 AM
aww but I <3 <3 <3 u  :(
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: Dragoon on April 22, 2006, 09:47:46 PM
word to the wise don't try green curry
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: joeboxer5587 on June 07, 2006, 09:33:03 AM
i had been reading the more recent volumes and saw the recipe for the 'aromatic' curry (the one they feed to the girl's mom.. cant recall names at the moment,, too many series and shows at once. :-P).

in any case, it has a recipe to make garam masala and curry powder there and to mix it up in a coffee grinder.  I went and checked the local grocery store,, and only one out of three stores had cardomom and it was already ground  (not to mention outrageously expensive compared to other spices).  Later, my friends and I went on an eating frenzy so to speak, and we went to the farmer's market just before closing,, and lo and behold,, I found just about every spice i needed there and it all very cheap (but all in large amounts as well. o_o').

The one thing I still havn't found is Cassia...   None of the stores I know of would have it in stock,,.  I did a bit of research online and found cassia to otherwise be called 'Bastard Cinnamon'.  I'm thinking I can just substitute real cinnamon in instead and it be close to the same thing., Once again, I'm not sure if I can find the cinnamon bark or not but I know i'll be able to find ground cinnamon.,.  does anyone have any conversion ratios of Cassia->Cinnamon,  and from Bark->Ground?
Title: Re: Recipes?
Post by: skintwisterman on November 20, 2006, 08:07:49 AM
For those of us who live in the UK, it's a currymaker's paradise. While we're most used to the hotter curries-- and tend to associate 'curry' with 'hot and spicy'-- the second largest demographic in the UK, after caucasian, is asian, and curry stores are very common; we also have a large number of different shops that are dedicated entirely to asian foods.

An example of how easy it is to find things here is that I found Ghee at my local general store. Lucky me, ne?