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    Indian food at home.

    Our local Makro now has a nice range of herbs , spices and nuts.

    So I decided to try some Indian recipes at home from a very nice recipe book I have.

    Korma, Tandoori, Madras and a Calcutta/Hyderbad curry.

    The Korma was the best and the Tandoori very disappointing.

    However the point of the thread is to ask how to get hold of Ghee. I know you can sort of make it yourself, but given the cost of butter nowadays, it is almost prohibitively expensive to make these dishes.

    For them that don't know Ghee is a clarified butter that has a much higher cooking temperature, and supposedly imparts a slightly nutty flavour.
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    Just mix the butter with a bit of vegetable oil to increase the cooking temperature and a small drop of sesame oil for the nutty taste.

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    Ghee is used in cooking because of its higher smoke point and because it has the milk fat solids removed, they have a bitter taste when burned.
    There is not really anything that is an identical, or for Indians an acceptable substitute. But for me Rice bran oil does the job.

    While Butter has smoke point of 177 deg C and refined rice Bran oil 254 almost the same as Ghee 252.
    I use rice bran oil exclusivly. High smoke point, Rice bran oil contains a range of fats, with 47% of its fats monounsaturated, 33% polyunsaturated, and 20% saturated.

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    You can buy ghee in Pahurat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    You can buy ghee in Pahurat.
    Yes most Indian stores in Pahrat stock it.I buy mine at a shop called Little India located in the soi next to the Indian Emporium.Nisa the owner stocks many types

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    stop looking in the chiller ,

    it's a green can in the dry goods section

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    Plenty of great Dosas in Bangkok, Pahurat has svereal places I have eaten them and of course the excellent Dosa King in Soi 11/1, which also has the best samosas in Bangkok!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    Plenty of great Dosas in Bangkok, Pahurat has svereal places I have eaten them and of course the excellent Dosa King in Soi 11/1, which also has the best samosas in Bangkok!!
    very disappointed with this place
    but to be fair i didnt order the dosas

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    Hope you cook it outside. The smell lasts for days.

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    Thanks everyone for your helpful suggestions.

    I bought some refined rice bran oil today and am experimenting with scotch eggs.

    i stuck em in the oven for the recommended time 22 mins [at] 220C, but they weren't cooked, so I guess the electric oven has gone tits up, just like every damned electrical device we have or ever did have in Thailand....most of them brought from UK.

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