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Old 03.01.2009, 18:53
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Re: Is There An Indian Or Chinese Take Away In Lugano??

Freebies, ask for some popadumms. They usually include them free. Say Caroline from Switzerland recommended you. It usually works . For pops , brush lightly with oil and microwave, perfect !!!
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Old 13.01.2009, 12:30
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Re: Is There An Indian Or Chinese Take Away In Lugano??

Received my stash mmmhhhh.... (unfortunately no freebs :-/ )
One thing that should be mentioned is that these fresh spices should be kept refrigerated at all times and that they do have a very short recommended consumption date.

Which translates to: buy now that the temps are sufficiently cold, and store in your freezer for the warmer season

Namasté!

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Old 13.01.2009, 12:49
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One thing that should be mentioned is that these fresh spices should be kept refrigerated at all times and that they do have a very short recommended consumption date.

Paul
I never refrigerate spices since they tend to pick up fridge smells very easily. I don't want my eggs to smell like garam masala, or my garam masala to smell like yesterday's left over chinese. However:

1. Invest in good whole spices and good air tight bottles for them.
2. Experiment with spice combinations- there are a few tried and tested combos, like the previously mentioned garam masala, but the rest is really up to your tastebuds.
3. Roughly ground spices are generally much better than finely ground spices for retaining aroma and flavour. Lightly toast the spices in a warm wok (without any oil) and then pound them until they are combined and fragrant.
4. Make as much as you need for one or two uses. Don't plan on storing it for too long.

This is roughly what I do. The most important factor is the roughness of the spices grind- a fine grind will lose flavour at an incredible rate, in my experience.


(Edit) My apologies: This is obviously if you cook Indian or any other highly spiced food from scratch. I've never purchased from that company!
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Old 13.01.2009, 13:02
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Re: Is There An Indian Or Chinese Take Away In Lugano??

Whoops, sorry.
Forgot to mention that the spices come double packed in sealed plastic baggies.
But still - appreciate the tips.
Since you obviously know your stuff, maybe we could swap culinary experiences... Italy vs. India?

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Old 13.01.2009, 16:54
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you can feeeze the mix packets as soon as you get them
Hi Paul I did mention this in my first post about the spice box. Usually upto 6 months freezing has been okay for me.
Currently into Thai curry, and yes great place to swop recipes and I am hopeless at Italian so if anyone has a good spag bol recipe I would love it and how to make some nice salads.

Sorry you never got freebies miserable sods
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Old 13.01.2009, 17:44
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LOL!!!
What's "spag bol"???????
Bollywood Spaghetty?
(note to any indian EF'er - plenty of tongue-in-cheek in the previous sentence!)

Maybe with Mrs. GroOve we could organize one of those cookery-chop-building-masterclass thingies Gotta talk to her - the only limitation is her hard-core non-mastery of anglospeak... hmmm...

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Old 13.01.2009, 18:18
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are you serious ? Or am I just a gullible dim wit that this is a joke and you do know what spag bol is ?
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Old 13.01.2009, 18:26
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Weeeeellll, maybe the dimwit is here in front of his 'puter typing this shtuff out...

1) I don't have a clue what a spag bol is (hold it - is it "spaghetti bolognese"??... OMG! ROFL....!!)

2) However I'm a salad black belt, if that can be of any help

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Old 09.02.2009, 18:37
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How are your curries getting on ?
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Old 09.02.2009, 19:19
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How are your curries getting on ?
All comfortably tucked away in da freezer
One of these days there's gonna be some serious dinner a-happening here in Mendrisio, LOL!!!

Ciao

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Re: Is There An Indian Or Chinese Take Away In Lugano??

My oh My !! You gotta get me there so I can supervise the meal oh and taste it ...hee hee !!

I am the queen of hot yet flavoursome curry,s in Lugano. Trust me !! In my youth and courting days my husband could not believe I could eat and enjoy a Phall !!

I should start a curry take away business, seriously !! nothing here like that exists. So if you know anyone who has a load of dosh we could seriously open up a decent Indian take away in Lugano !!

Anyway can you PM me , lets sort this meal out, I will talk you through the way to make it if you want , happy to bring the bombay potatoes and the starters of popadums with the home made fresh ratia dips etc etc

Go to this link, it is fab and an help you for the Naan...

http://www.videojug.com/webvideo/how...e-naan-bread-2
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Old 09.02.2009, 21:07
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Re: Is There An Indian Or Chinese Take Away In Lugano??


No problem-o whatsoever to have you here to "supervise" my Missus Chef.
Not that she is a curry virgin, mind you so I don't know just how far you will be able to lead her along.

We have no problms having guests, as long as we're a total of 8 or less

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Re: Is There An Indian Or Chinese Take Away In Lugano??

Well, now you say their is a women involved with the cooking then it goes without saying I dont need to help !!

I was merely feeling sorry for your male curry incompetence.

Check out ....this link to get my meaning as to why I would have no hesitation to eat a womens cooking as opposed to a mans !!


http://www.metacafe.com/watch/412867/how_to_shower_men_vs_women/
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Old 09.02.2009, 22:03
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Re: Is There An Indian Or Chinese Take Away In Lugano??

Just to show you how "man" I can be, I shall gratiously dismiss the allegations

still - if you feel you'd like to do a bilingual culinary "jam session" just drop me/us a line

Missus GroOve seems to enjoy the idea

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Pm me with your personal resume !!
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p.s dont need the wifes , being a female it goes without saying it will be okay !
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Re: Is There An Indian Or Chinese Take Away In Lugano??

Heyhey

Just wanted to let you know there is a new Indian Take Away in Lugano. Opened about a month ago. I've tried it once and it was pretty good.

www.arulinform.com

And the address is: Via Foletti 7 6900 Massagno

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Heyhey

Just wanted to let you know there is a new Indian Take Away in Lugano. Opened about a month ago. I've tried it once and it was pretty good.

www.arulinform.com

And the address is: Via Foletti 7 6900 Massagno

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That's definitely Sri Lankan, not Indian- and although the food is supposed to be similar, I recently had a Sri Lankan dosai :| *sigh*

It could be delicious nontheless
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I,ve got my coat on already !!!
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Hi, there is a great Asian Food shop located at the bottom of Via Alla Valletta in Lugano.

Now I can only tell you directions as if you are driving from Montagnola to go to Grancia or Lugano , you go down that twisty windey road which I call a mini Monte Carlo road. Just as you get to the bottom at the traffic lights you either turn left for Lugano or right for Grancia. However literally just before these lights (you see a Franklin college resdience on the right corner) on your right their is a tiny road that looks like a dead end or parking area, but you drive down there and Bingo there it is !!
It is surprisingly large actually.
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