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  • Morrisons Phaal curry
  • trout
    Free Member

    OK anyone daft enough to have tried the latest hot curry from Morrisons

    oldtalent
    Free Member

    No but a phal is my goto curry so will be interesting to compare it to my local.

    I really must make the effort to get down there.

    Missed out on the foot long sausage rolls and big daddy breakfast. Maybe they still do them? Could be an excellent weekend.

    Drac
    Full Member

    Pfffft!

    P-Jay
    Free Member

    I tried one of their ‘hottest curry ever’ things last year, tasted like freeze dried ‘chicken’ in tomato juice with a million chillies. Yeah it was hot, but equally completely tasteless at the same time.

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    Yeah it was hot, but equally completely tasteless at the same time.

    This is what I always think about uber-hot curries. I like to taste the ingredients.

    Drac
    Full Member

    Yeah it was hot, but equally completely tasteless at the same time.

    Pretty much what you’d expect with a supermarket curry, tasteless.

    trout
    Free Member

    just polished one off and very tasty it was too

    good value for £2

    and a pleasent afterburn will have to try the iceland one next

    CountZero
    Full Member

    Pretty much what you’d expect with a supermarket curry, tasteless.

    Which they aren’t, as it happens. I try to keep a few of the Iceland ones in the freezer as emergency after-pub nosh, and each variety is totally different to the others. I’m not entirely sure I want to try a Carolina Reaper curry, I like a bit of heat, but things like that, and Phaal, seem more like macho posturing. I’ve got a few Reapers, and I manage quite well by slicing off a thin sliver, chopping it into powder, and adding it to a lighter curry. It gives me all the heat I need, with flavour. Super-hot curries really don’t have much flavour, it’s like super-chilled beer, there’s no flavour in that, either.

    Drac
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    Which they aren’t, as it happens.

    Funny thing is I find they are.

    senorj
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    11 hours later Trout is still in trap 1. parp.

    FuzzyWuzzy
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    Super-hot curries really don’t have much flavour

    Is that true though or is it dependent on the person eating it? I’m a bit of a wuss so stop at a madras (whether restaurant or supermarket) as past that and the heat takes away the taste/enjoyment but I figure people who eat vindaloos/phaals (and aren’t in obvious pain/doing it for a bet) are dealing with the heat better so taste it more?

    Drac
    Full Member

    Is that true though or is it dependent on the person eating it?

    It depends on the curry but also where it’s from, some just make them silly hot and don’t bother with the flavour.

    oldtalent
    Free Member

    Is that true though or is it dependent on the person eating it?

    Depends on the person. I find anything less than a vindaloo tasteless & bland & even these can be a bit mild unless asked for extra hot.

    angeldust
    Free Member

    Funny thing is I find they are.

    Even funnier, I find they vary in quality quite a bit.

    Drac
    Full Member

    Even funnier, I find they vary in quality quite a bit.

    bigyinn
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    I do love some of the macho bullshit that crops up in curry threads.
    “Yeah, unless its made from thermonuclear ultra hot dorset napalm chilles they just taste bland”.

    *swoons*

    johndoh
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    Yeah it was hot, but equally completely tasteless at the same time.

    This is what I always think about uber-hot curries.

    I disagree – a well-made very hot curry can still be bursting with lots of flavour. Just use tomatoes, onion, chilli powder and garam masala and it will just taste ‘thin’.

    derek_starship
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    The M&S chicken vindaloo is superb.

    Drac
    Full Member

    “Yeah, unless its made from thermonuclear ultra hot dorset napalm chilles they just taste bland”.

    Interesting that the complete opposite seems to be the theme this time, I like them all but very rarely have anything like a vindaloo as there’s many other dishes I prefer.

    johndoh
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    The M&S chicken vindaloo is superb.

    I had that recently and didn’t rate it at all! My preferred one *used to be* the Asda Extra hot vindaloo as it was made by the curry chain ‘Mumtaz’ and branded as Asda. Unfortunately they have either changed supplier or vastly changed the recipe as it’s nowhere near as good these days.

    The Sainsbury’s ones are a complete waste of money.

    tomd
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    I’ve had one of the Morrison’s phals. It was hot and reasonably tasty. Not as hot as many curry house phals as I was able to eat it without combustion. Is say hotter than the Sainsbury one.

    jeffl
    Full Member

    You can get Mumtaz curry’s from the Co-Op.

    kimbers
    Full Member

    Im sorry but this is STW, super,arket currys, wtf!?

    I made this recently (well a variant of)

    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2872688/beef-and-beetroot-curry

    It was probably the best curry ive ever made

    Drac
    Full Member

    Another to try Kimbers.

    http://www.thismuslimgirlbakes.com/2016/04/our-house-pakistani-chicken-curry.html

    Or you could by salt infused tomato sauce with a bit of chilli powder from a supermarket.

    sbob
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    I find anything less than a vindaloo tasteless & bland

    That’s because you either have no sense of taste or are eating shit curry.

    It’s interesting that from my experience Indians see heat as just another flavour, so you could get served a very spicy curry which will be full of different spices and flavours but without the chilli heat. Conversely you could be served a dish that is described as not very spicy which will blow your socks off!

    My signature beef and coconut curry is full of spices and flavours, but doesn’t contain much chilli and isn’t very hot.

    slowoldman
    Full Member

    Ooh I shall be trying that one kimbers.

    oldtalent
    Free Member

    doesn’t contain much chilli and isn’t very hot.

    Now that sounds like a shit curry to me.

    trout
    Free Member

    well no arse burning runny shits happened after this one .

    you got to actually try something before you can voice an opinion /slag it off .

    Mrs T has popped a few in the freezer for future research  they do make for a quick curry and pop a bit more meat in for a very tasty hot curry .

    rene59
    Free Member

    I try to keep a few of the Iceland ones in the freezer as emergency after-pub nosh

    If you live somewhere with no takeaway between the pub and your house then you did not chose wisely.

    sbob
    Free Member

    Now that sounds like a shit curry to me.

    That’s because you have no sense of taste.

    I enjoy lots of flavoursome curries, some packed with heat, some not, but then I have a sense of taste.

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