do you toast your spices /ck/? i've just recently started doing it when i make chilli and it's pretty great. i stick all the paprika, cumin and ground coriander that's going into my chilli in a dry pan and heat it til it just starts to gently smoke, then get it all out of the pan and set it aside til it's time to use it. i can't recommend it highly enough, it's changed everything.
any other dishes it's good to do it with? any tips? spices it's particularly good with? any it ruins? tell me your toasty secrets /ck/.
That sounds like the stupidest thing ever unless you grind a new batch for every cook. Even if you do, toasting after grinding is better. In India they use low rpm grinders so that the spices don't lose any of their potency because of the heat during the grind.
>But they also do spices better than anyone else
hardly i dont know why anyone would ever think this, indian food is literally just a shit tonne of everything thrown together to cover up the rancid flavor of their shit ingredients, they dont try to balance spice profiles or flavors its all just tossed haphazardly together
Well memed. Your overlords will be happy with your propaganda. If you knew anything about the Indian culinary traditions you'd know how the flavor profiles are balanced. But you've had a ctm or vindaloo are a curry place, which you thought were "overpowering" and are pretending to be an authority on Indian cuisine. You've never had a kadai dish with coriander seeds and red chillies that had been ground just before making it. You've never even had a proper south Indian dhal or a Bengali fish.
>You've never had a kadai dish with coriander seeds and red chillies that had been ground just before making it. You've never even had a proper south Indian dhal or a Bengali fish.
an youre quite the authority on me life now arent ye
>generalizing and/or refusing one of the most varied, interesting and highly regarded cuisines the world has to offer because of memes on 4chan
My post still has less implications than yours. "A shit ton of everything thrown together" reveals more than you'd want. Hell you're British, at least watch Rick Stein or Ramsay before making sweeping statements about a cuisine you know nothing about.