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Not vindaloo

My Dad is experimenting with a so-called curry recipe that my mom used to make. When I was a kid it tasted really spicy to me. I expect that I wouldn't taste any spice at all now, as the recipe is written. This recipe is pretty much the only memory I have that lets me compare my taste sense today with what it was when I was a kid.

http://donpjones.wordpress.com/2009/12/22/post-2-to-learning2cook77/

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krasota
Dec. 22nd, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
I suppose it depends on the curry powder your folks used. If they made or had access to certain kinds, it can be *really* hot. I pick up a preblended curry powder that is pretty intense.
adrian_turtle
Dec. 22nd, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
Different curry powders have different intensities, so you could be working with a milder one than you remember. Something else to consider is that spices tend to lose flavor during long storage. You might find a little jar labeled "curry powder" in the back of a cupboard, but it's not going to taste the way it did 5 years ago. If it's been stored for a long time, in a clear plastic jar, it might be close to flavorless.
flarenut
Dec. 23rd, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
The ginger might add a little heat, but otherwise yeah, not much there. I'm betting one reason it read as spicy when you were a kid was the salt. Remember those cubes are somewhere over a gram of NaCl each...
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