Korma: Is it on the radar?
Korma is one of those curries that generate many feelings in us. Mostly it is laughter because we feel that this is such a pointless dish. But quite often we (mostly Shane) experience rage when we hear that a korma is being ordered, especially when chips are added to the order. I mean, come on, ordering chips in a curry house is a sin, but with a korma!
Personally, I am not a fan of korma (incase you have not guessed already). To me they just seem like a bowl of puss coloured goo, which is creamy, sweet and lacking any real flavour. These kormas seem to do no justice to the interesting looking and more authentic kormas that are presented in good Indian cook books.
I can appreciate that some people prefer a milder dish, it just seems a shame that there are some nice non-hot curries out there, which get overlooked. Even a normal chicken curry in a good restaurant has a nice taste, not to hot or spicy, with the added advantage of not tasting like a big pot of sweet coconut milk.
So, what does everyone else think about kormas, do they count as a curry? Do you know of any restaurants that make a decent one? It's not like I'll ever order one, it would just be good to hear any more thoughts on this taste sensation.
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