What's your go-to curry? (YES, ANOTHER FOOD THREAD!)

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#1

I’m sure we’ve had this discussion before but whatever. Answer the question.

At my local place I normally go for a noratan korma (mixed veg in creamy sauce). If I order more than one then sometimes chana masala, sometimes Bombay Aloo. Obviously with naan and some raita.

NOW YOU!


#2

Massaman


#3

can’t pick. Varies so much each time I go. Last night I had Nawabi Murgh, but The King Prawn Special, Duck Junadi, Lamb Mouchak, King Prawn Shashlik and on my bland days, Chicken Korma, are all great. and there are still 4 or 5 dishes that I select every once in a while.

Sides remain generally the same mind,
Pilau Rice
Keema Naan
Saag Paneer/Bhaji
Aubergine or Cauliflower Bhaji


#4

Lamb vindaloo, but sometimes dial it down to a madras if trying somewhere new for the first time. Local also does a nepalese lamb curry which is superb.


#5

lamb karahi or butter chicken
pilau
saag aloo
plain naan
samosa or bhaji if i’m feelin’ greedy
4 popadom


#6

Chicken Dhansak or Pathia (sweet and sour curry rocks!)
Some rice or another
Garlic naan
Saag aloo
Tarka dahl


#7

If we order one in we have a paneer tikka starter and then lashani ghust (lamb with ginger, garlic and chilis)and chicken and saag balti between us with a veg pilau rice and a garlic naan.

If we go out to our usual place:
Veg pakora and sheekh kebab starter and have half each
Tandoori chicken chili and garlic karahi for main
Garlic and cheese naan to share


#8

spinach paneer
or beet cheera if we go to rasa. droool


#9

always this


#10

A chicken pathia or a butter chicken (provided it’s not the almond abomination)

(Chicken lababdar from Babur is the king of kings though)


#11

Veggie vindaloo, mushroom or pilau rice, bombay potatoes, peshwari naan is the basic order.
Sometimes also a saag paneer, tadkar dal or some sort of sambar/lentil thing. And then feel like I’m going to burst for about four days.


#12

just had a chicken karahi, real nice


#13

Dhansak every time


#14

Don’t have one, too excited by the prospect of the NEW to order the same thing every time. Depends what looks good at the time.


#15

Patia or Shashlik


#16

Lamb chops to start.
For curry some sort of lamb chef special number. Whatever looks best, but always lamb.
Garlic naan.
Paneer tikka or mushroom bhaji.
Bombay potatoes.

And I wonder why I’m overweight. Actually, that’s not true, I never wonder.


#17

Butter chicken or chicken korma. I’m a spice weenie.


#18

A GOOD butter chicken (I can’t stress the GOOD enough here) is a match for any other spicy dish.

Curries being off their mash on spice as standard is a largely British concoction, I believe. Particularly wrt Indian curries.


#19

dal makhani, saag aloo, chana gobi & a plain naan


#20

I’m happy gauging a restaurant based on the quality of its Jalfrezi. I often plump for chicken, as I’ve had a few bad lamb ones, but lamb would be preferable. whenever we get one of a tired sunday evening we’ll share a third main of tandoori lamb which helps spread the risk and make the leftovers even more worth it.

All of that said, In a restaurant I generally check the chef’s recommendations for something that sounds both hot and full of green chillies. I was very let down on Saturday, mind, when the Lamb Kalia I ordered, based on this description: “Spring lamb cooked with spring onions, green chilli, garlic and fresh ginger juice”, had literally no green chilli in it whatsoever. Sad.