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#1 EvanWilliams1988

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 11:51 AM

So,thinking about making some curry tonight.

Problem with that is,my wife is allergic to coconut.

Are there any good substitutes that will taste similar to coconut milk?
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Posted 27 February 2016 - 11:54 AM

Coconut is pretty much distinctive as far as I know. I good Almond milk might work, make your own if you have a good blender.



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:00 PM

Coconut is pretty much distinctive as far as I know. I good Almond milk might work, make your own if you have a good blender.


Thanks man.

Thought about leaving it out altogether,but,then it would be off tasting.

I'll give the almond milk a go and see what happens.
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Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:29 PM

Currie really only uses coconut milk sorry.  My favorite is thai yellow curry.



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:30 PM

Coconut has a one of a kind flavor. Creaminess can be substituted with.. well.. Cream.

I'm fearing Almond milk might have too much flavor. But that's a hit or miss, it might even work out great.

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:53 PM

Almond/Cashew milk. Maybe mixing some Greek Yogurt and normal milk. Would taste diff but should still be good.



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 12:54 PM

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

I'll definitely try a few and see how it turns out.

Definitely challenging cooking for someone with allergies.
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Posted 27 February 2016 - 01:24 PM

I though about Cashews but would not put much flavour, just rich body (unless their roasted, I use raw) might mix some up just as an experiment :)



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 02:42 PM

A lot of people substitute coconut milk with low fat yogurt and low fat skim milk mixture.


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 04:58 PM

If allergic to coconut..it's just out completely.  Me, I'd use some evaporated milk with maybe a hint of vanilla bean as an option.



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:06 PM

Use a corn starch slurry which is just corn starch dissolved in a little water.

 

I would not be adding dairy, milk, yogurt, or anything like that. You could ruin the curry. The corn starch will thicken to curry consistency and also alter the color similarly. Don't add as much as you would for coconut milk, pour slowly and whisk/stir until happy.

 

Also check out a jungle curry recipe, which is a great non-coconut milk curry.


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:32 PM

I cheat A LOT with curry.....cause sometimes you just don't have the time or all the ingredients.

 

If you want a creamy curry and a heck of a shortcut....try a can of cream or mushroom soup. It works really well with shrimp. Use a good madras curry powder, the veggies/meat you like......stir-fry.....then add the COM soup....and thin out with whole milk , sour cream, yougert, or even some heavy cream.

 

Serve over Basmati rice.....crumble some crispy bacon on top and maybe a little mango chutney or apricot preserves....

 

Not a traditional curry.....but it's a damned fine dish!

 

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:37 PM

I cheat A LOT with curry.....cause sometimes you just don't have the time or all the ingredients.
 
If you want a creamy curry and a heck of a shortcut....try a can of cream or mushroom soup. It works really well with shrimp. Use a good madras curry powder, the veggies/meat you like......stir-fry.....then add the COM soup....and thin out with whole milk , sour cream, yougert, or even some heavy cream.
 
Serve over Basmati rice.....crumble some crispy bacon on top and maybe a little mango chutney or apricot preserves....
 
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Thanks man.

Might try that.

THP,thanks for the suggestion on jungle curry.

Looks like a solid dish.

Gonna give that a try sometime.
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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:51 PM

P2K knows curry, trust him.

 

And no prob.


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Posted 27 February 2016 - 06:02 PM

nice technique PK2K

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 06:17 PM

Looks awesome !!



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 03:23 PM

Half and Half or heavy cream plus a little cashew powder/flour. The flavor will end up more like a Indian makhani than a Thai curry but its good..

 

Nothing will give you a similar coconut flavor that i can think of.






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