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Vegetable biriyani

Postby Pepper Pig » February 16th, 2017, 12:09 pm

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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby scullion » February 16th, 2017, 12:30 pm

i think i'll stick to my own version.
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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby StokeySue » February 16th, 2017, 12:46 pm

That really looks like a good one
I'm just surprised she put all the rice on top of the veg, like a cottage pie, I've always though it was layered

I must reconstruct my recipe for a chicken liver biryani, based on one served in a restaurant years ago, I think her analysis will be helpful
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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby Ratatouille » February 16th, 2017, 4:50 pm

scullion wrote:i think i'll stick to my own version.


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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby karadekoolaid » February 17th, 2017, 12:46 am

Aargh. I cannot imagine how fastidious it would be to cook with this young lady. :?
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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby scullion » February 17th, 2017, 2:34 am

Do you mean fastidious - or frustrating?!
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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby karadekoolaid » February 17th, 2017, 4:42 pm

Both. She comes across as a stickler for details and a royal pain in the ....... :| :|
Of course, I`don`t know her, I`ve never met her and she`s probably a delightful, caring person :lol: :lol:
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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby StokeySue » February 17th, 2017, 4:58 pm

She comes over quite well on tv, and I don't suppose she cooks like that all the time
You have to remember that it is a commissioned piece, not her personal diary, a Guardian editor asks her to write a piece reviewing a number of recipes and coming up with one including the best bits from the others
Which is pretty much what a good thread on food forum does after all :D
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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby karadekoolaid » February 18th, 2017, 1:51 am

Exactly, Sue.
That`s why it`s important to try her recipes, I suppose, before criticising ( like I tend to do, but then regret it :lol: :lol: ).
I think if I were her editor, I would first of all demand that she use authentic Indian sources. Hugh Firstly-Whiffenhall is not.
Secondly, I would suggest she look a little deeper into Mughlai cuisine, which originated in Turkey/Iran. was the tandoor oven used? Did the Mughlai eat only biryani with meat or only with veg? Did they steal or adapt an authentic Indian recipe or did they borrow an idea and create their own?
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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby Pepper Pig » February 18th, 2017, 7:03 am

But she's not trying to create the original. She's trying to combine/investigate the easily obtainable recipes that are out there and pimp them to get the best version.
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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby cooksalot » February 18th, 2017, 11:28 am

Pepper Pig wrote:But she's not trying to create the original. She's trying to combine/investigate the easily obtainable recipes that are out there and pimp them to get the best version.

That's true - aren't most people's recipes adaptations someone elses?
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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby karadekoolaid » February 18th, 2017, 7:35 pm

Agreed, ladies.
On the other hand, Felicity does claim to make the "perfect" recipe every time.
I suppose it comes down to whether "perfect" means 1) as close to the original as possible or 2) perfect according to Felicity`s tastes.
Either is valid, yes!
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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby StokeySue » February 18th, 2017, 9:28 pm

More her taste I think, but she does have a panel of tasters to help
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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby Rainbow » February 18th, 2017, 11:19 pm

Like your new avatar, KK. Much more recognisable as a wombat now!!
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Re: Vegetable biriyani

Postby scullion » February 19th, 2017, 1:05 am

i thought he'd just stopped shaving, again.
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