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Sep 20, 2012 01:07 PM

Chipolte in Adobo or Cayenne in South Asian Indian dish ????

The only heat I have is either a can of chipoltes in Adobo or grouned Cayenne .Can I use one or both ?

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  1. Chipotles have a smokiness that I don't connect with Asian or Indian food.

      1. re: airgetsthinner

        Just found some Sriracha What do you think ?

      2. Use the cayenne - it's very similar to indian red chilli powder. Chipotles and adobo are not flavors that would appear in Indian food.

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        1. re: boogiebaby

          Indians never cook things over a fire or smoke their food, do they? Tandori ovens are heated with electric coils, right?

          For a lot of people, a small amount of chipotle, or even just a dab of its adobo, is enough to give a dish all the heat they can stand. In such a case, it really doesn't matter what source of heat they use. They won't use enough to detect any smokiness.