Sainsbury's become first supermarket to sell 'Phal'

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by SandyCoin » Wed May 09, 2012 3:55 pm

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Somebody Else's Problem wrote:People who think curry has to be unpalatably hot don't know curry. It seems to be a curiously British thing. Like some pathetic test of masculinity or something.


This, I like curry but I don't like having my face burned off.


Agreed. Mild ones are equally as delicious as hot. Korma in restaurants is gooseberry fool because it's way, way too creamy.

I love a hot curry though, but it certainly isn't to "prove" myself. I just like the hot sensation it gives. It wakes your senses and I enjoy the taste of it. It's not just a flavourless firebomb they put into the dish, it's spices with flavour different to mild ones. It's like a scotch bonnet chilli sauce. Very hot but a delicious fruity flavour that isn't like other chilli. :wub:

Luckily these days most curries are not especially hot for me. I'm used to it by now. Like if I have a vindaloo and people think it's burning hot I just find it kind of spicy. Which again means I can enjoy it more :)

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PostRe: Sainsbury's become first supermarket to sell 'Phal'
by Eighthours » Wed May 09, 2012 4:40 pm

I love a good lamb madras. :wub:

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PostRe: Sainsbury's become first supermarket to sell 'Phal'
by Rubix » Wed May 09, 2012 4:45 pm

Hot :wub:

Madras
Jalfrezi
Dhansak

Mediam :wub:

Biryani
Balti
Bhuna
Rogan Josh

Mild :wub:

Korma

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PostRe: Sainsbury's become first supermarket to sell 'Phal'
by Fatal Exception » Wed May 09, 2012 4:55 pm

All of those are pretty boring. I normally skip to the Chef Special and get some authentic food. [/snob].

Nawabi Khana :wub:

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PostRe: Sainsbury's become first supermarket to sell 'Phal'
by SandyCoin » Wed May 09, 2012 4:59 pm

Fatal Exception wrote:All of those are pretty boring. I normally skip to the Chef Special and get some authentic food. [/snob].

Nawabi Khana :wub:


tbh I very much doubt a lot of the "specials" are even remotely authentic. Majority of food in "Indian" restaurants (I say that because most are run by Bangladeshi folk" is changed to suit western tastes.

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PostRe: Sainsbury's become first supermarket to sell 'Phal'
by Fatal Exception » Wed May 09, 2012 6:06 pm

SandyCoin wrote:
Fatal Exception wrote:All of those are pretty boring. I normally skip to the Chef Special and get some authentic food. [/snob].

Nawabi Khana :wub:


tbh I very much doubt a lot of the "specials" are even remotely authentic. Majority of food in "Indian" restaurants (I say that because most are run by Bangladeshi folk" is changed to suit western tastes.


Not if you go to good places. :lol: The chaps from our Indian office have told us the food in the good places is pretty much the same as India.

It's Chinese food that's a disgrace in most Chinese takeaways over here.

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PostRe: Sainsbury's become first supermarket to sell 'Phal'
by SandyCoin » Wed May 09, 2012 6:43 pm

I meant as in your average Indian Takeaway. I sincerely doubt that much on their is eaten in India. Or it's just a westernised version of it. Obviously good places will have proper stuff, or at least as close to it as you could get.

What I've heard from people who've been to India the food is a lot different to stuff here.

The main "problem" with chinese takeaway here is the greasiness. I don't care though as it's delicious :wub: Then again the same be said for Indian :lol: . Think I'll have a curry at the weekend.

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PostRe: Sainsbury's become first supermarket to sell 'Phal'
by andretmzt » Wed May 09, 2012 6:54 pm

Rubix wrote:Hot :wub:

Madras
Jalfrezi
Dhansak

Mediam :wub:

Biryani
Balti
Bhuna
Rogan Josh

Mild :wub:

Korma


I've always thought a Dhansak to be a bit mild to be honest although saying that the last one I had burnt my strawberry floating face off :lol:

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PostRe: Sainsbury's become first supermarket to sell 'Phal'
by Cyburn2 » Wed May 09, 2012 6:57 pm

Jalfrezi and Dupiaza is where its at.

Korma and Tikka are the McD's of curry

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PostRe: Sainsbury's become first supermarket to sell 'Phal'
by Gemini73 » Wed May 09, 2012 7:18 pm

Foxhound wrote:Won't be as hot as one from an Indian restaurant.


No. Probably won't taste anything as good either.

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by Fatal Exception » Wed May 09, 2012 7:55 pm

SandyCoin wrote:I meant as in your average Indian Takeaway. I sincerely doubt that much on their is eaten in India. Or it's just a westernised version of it. Obviously good places will have proper stuff, or at least as close to it as you could get.

What I've heard from people who've been to India the food is a lot different to stuff here.

The main "problem" with chinese takeaway here is the greasiness. I don't care though as it's delicious :wub: Then again the same be said for Indian :lol: . Think I'll have a curry at the weekend.


The greasiness and the fact that it's not like actual Chinese food. :lol:

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PostRe: Sainsbury's become first supermarket to sell 'Phal'
by SandyCoin » Wed May 09, 2012 8:01 pm

In what sense is it not? I know they have some of those dishes over there. Never been though sadly.

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by Fatal Exception » Wed May 09, 2012 8:09 pm

Well it's mostly westernised versions of Cantonese cooking, probably because most people who run Chinese takeaways over here seem to be Cantonese.

Food from Northern China is almost completely different, and far superior in my opinion. It's got way more salt, spice and isn't sweet at all.

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by SandyCoin » Wed May 09, 2012 9:06 pm

Fatal Exception wrote:Well it's mostly westernised versions of Cantonese cooking, probably because most people who run Chinese takeaways over here seem to be Cantonese.

Food from Northern China is almost completely different, and far superior in my opinion. It's got way more salt, spice and isn't sweet at all.


Ah ok. I know the Cantonese have the sweet and sour stuff. It's a new year dish I recall, as I made some when it was new year. I guess it's the same with a lot of cuisine though. Like Italian restaurants here tend to do stuff that they know English people like, but in Italy there is gooseberry fool loads of stuff that is completely different to what you tend to get here.

Anyway, back to curries. Is there an actual ready made curry that is nice? I've had one of those "supermarket takeaways" years ago and it was garbage. No idea if they've improved them though these days.

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PostRe: Sainsbury's become first supermarket to sell 'Phal'
by KK » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:01 am

I guess Sainsbury’s customers couldn’t hack it because they scrapped the Phal, but Morrisons has now released their own blow your arsehole out curry to try...

In honour of National Curry Week, which started 9 October, Morrisons has launched the hottest supermarket curry ever made in the UK. The grocery store has released the ‘Volcanic Vindaloo’, which features the one of the world’s hottest chillis – the Naga. The Naga has a Scoville rating of up to one million, and is 200 times hotter than Tabasco sauce or a jalapeno, with some Naga chilli varieties hotter than pepper spray. According to

Morrisons, the new curry is aimed at extreme curry lovers who find the spice levels existing in regular ready-made curries to be too tame.

The store decided to set themselves the challenge of creating a curry ready meal with the fiery heat of a restaurant-bought vindaloo, and it seems they’ve succeeded.

To create the dish – or plastic bowl, to be exact – the supermarket worked with a team of expert curry chefs to produce a curry that packs an eye-watering chili punch that aficionados of red hot curries, while retaining the traditional depth of flavour that the vindaloo has to offer.

To ensure curry-lovers get the full, tongue-burning sensation, the Volcanic Vindaloo comes topped with whole green chillies which are roasted to intensify the flavour and heat. The curry is so hot that Morrisons has even added a warning to its packaging, notifying customers that it’s been given a five chilli rating. A label of this kind is the first ever used on a Morrisons product. The chefs behind the curry strongly recommend that only people over the age of 16 tackle it.

Morrisons Ready Meals Expert, Sean Gill, said the idea for the hottest curry in the supermarket world came after various customers told the store their curries weren’t hot enough. He said: ‘Curry fans have been telling us that they just don’t get the fiery heat the want from ordinary ready meal curries. ‘So we decided to take up their challenge and create the hottest ready meal in the country – something with the extreme heat you get when you order a vindaloo in your favourite restaurant. We’re looking forward to hearing what they think.’

http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/10/morrisons ... id=1&pid=2

Anyone had it? I don’t go to Morrisons often but would if this delivers.

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by Rocksleddy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:14 am

Total PR move. Bet it tastes grim

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by Lastpostamorph » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:16 am

I remember going on a work night out and we went to a curry place and one of the guys ordered a Phal, but asked them to make it extra hot. The chef even came out personally to make sure he knew what he was asking for and he said yes.
Guy downed the whole thing and wiped his bowl clean with his naan bread.

He wasn't at work the following day.

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by Skarjo » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:09 am

Why are all these bots bumping old threads from half a decade ag... Oh, Sorry KK.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:00 am

Skarjo wrote:Why are all these bots bumping old threads from half a decade ag... Oh, Sorry KK.

Yeah old threads should stay old and new ones made.

I wonder if it would be work auto locking threads that sit for more than 12 months. People can link the thread in the op but it could ensure old threads aren't bumped and new stuff is made

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by Mafrozen » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:07 am

KK wrote:I guess Sainsbury’s customers couldn’t hack it because they scrapped the Phal, but Morrisons has now released their own blow your arsehole out curry to try...

In honour of National Curry Week, which started 9 October, Morrisons has launched the hottest supermarket curry ever made in the UK. The grocery store has released the ‘Volcanic Vindaloo’, which features the one of the world’s hottest chillis – the Naga. The Naga has a Scoville rating of up to one million, and is 200 times hotter than Tabasco sauce or a jalapeno, with some Naga chilli varieties hotter than pepper spray. According to

Morrisons, the new curry is aimed at extreme curry lovers who find the spice levels existing in regular ready-made curries to be too tame.

The store decided to set themselves the challenge of creating a curry ready meal with the fiery heat of a restaurant-bought vindaloo, and it seems they’ve succeeded.

To create the dish – or plastic bowl, to be exact – the supermarket worked with a team of expert curry chefs to produce a curry that packs an eye-watering chili punch that aficionados of red hot curries, while retaining the traditional depth of flavour that the vindaloo has to offer.

To ensure curry-lovers get the full, tongue-burning sensation, the Volcanic Vindaloo comes topped with whole green chillies which are roasted to intensify the flavour and heat. The curry is so hot that Morrisons has even added a warning to its packaging, notifying customers that it’s been given a five chilli rating. A label of this kind is the first ever used on a Morrisons product. The chefs behind the curry strongly recommend that only people over the age of 16 tackle it.

Morrisons Ready Meals Expert, Sean Gill, said the idea for the hottest curry in the supermarket world came after various customers told the store their curries weren’t hot enough. He said: ‘Curry fans have been telling us that they just don’t get the fiery heat the want from ordinary ready meal curries. ‘So we decided to take up their challenge and create the hottest ready meal in the country – something with the extreme heat you get when you order a vindaloo in your favourite restaurant. We’re looking forward to hearing what they think.’

http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/10/morrisons ... &amp;pid=2

Anyone had it? I don’t go to Morrisons often but would if this delivers.

Last year for Halloween they did a “Hotter Than Hell” pizza that had Naga chillis on it. Hottest thing I’ve ever tasted :dread: It had warning labels on it and the staff had to wear goggles when making them.

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