Tom: I’m really full.
Anna: You don’t get to eat curry very often do you?
Tom: I take every opportunity I can get. I like spicy food, but unfortunately the food decision-maker in the house doesn’t
Katrin: My dislike of curry has been a long-standing thing. I don’t like spicy, I don’t pepper, but I can eat Thai occasionally as long as it has a clean flavour. The flavours of Indian cooking just don’t work for me.
Anna: Do you like chilli con carne?
Anna: It must be the cumin. You don’t like cumin. To be fair, cumin does taste a bit like dusty socks… Anyway, this menu was terrible for you. Keralan pepper chicken curry, and the Dalston sweet potato curry again. Genius. I’ve known you 12 years and I didn’t know you didn’t like curry. I do now.
Katrin: Well, I ate the Dalston / Hoxton curry with lots of rice and it was ok. It would never be my first choice, but it was edible.
Anna: What did you think of the chicken curry?
Tom: I expected it to be more peppery. I love lots of pepper so I could have taken a lot more. But it was very nice. I really liked the vegetarian one, because of the sweet potato. It gave it a nice twist.
Anna: You’re right, the chicken could have had more pepper. The recipe doesn’t say how much to put on, just ‘a lot’, so it’s down to personal choice. If I was making it for you again, I’d know to use more pepper!
Peter: The consistencies and colours of both were relatively similar, so they sort of blended into each other. Same as Tom, I expected it to taste more of pepper, but it was nice. Fresh flavours. Thighs were the right cut to use. Nice and tender.
Anna: Well I preferred the Dalston curry tonight, but I’m still bored of cauliflower. I’m not dying to eat the leftovers tomorrow. The chicken curry was nice. It was easy enough, and I’d consider making it again. Just not for Katrin.