Can you believe I was an authentic curry virgin?
My friends, the curry addicts, could not understand how I’d managed to reach the ripe old age of xx and had never eaten at an authentic Indian restaurant. In fact, they thought I was joking when I informed them the number of curries I’d eaten in my entire life, cooked at home, parties or otherwise, could be counted on one hand!
Anyone else not tried an authentic Indian curry?
To be honest, I’d never understood the almost cult-like fascination attached to curries until I’d eaten a “proper” curry – I’m now well and truly hooked! After years of Portuguese cuisine a curry can only be described as a food orgasm as the spices explode with flavor on your lips and tongue. However, I hasten to add, there is nothing wrong with authentic Portuguese cuisine; it’s just different a bit like comparing apples to pears.
The starter was amazing – a tray of various Indian pickles and spicy dips accompanied by poppadoms. I’m not sure which curry I ate except it was no. 32, yellowish in colour, included chicken, the sauce was made with coconut milk and tasted amazing. Not very helpful I know when it comes to identification, but I let my friend, the “Curry Queen” order for us. Mr. Piglet’s curry arrived still sizzling in a cast iron dish!
In hindsight, perhaps my aversion to curry stems from the fact that when I left school and worked in an office the windows overlooked the kitchen and yard of an Indian restaurant. The older women in the office were always making jokes that they served up stray cats and dogs in the curry. I was at an impressionable age and I actually took them seriously!
How gullible I was…
I now want to try cooking my own curry using authentic spices instead of curry paste. Do you have an easy recipe to share please?
So a shout out for the
Saffron Indian Restaurant in Praia da Luz
Near the Church
Tel 282 768 825