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

scunge Sep 20, 2012 01:07 PM

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. weezieduzzit RE: scunge Sep 20, 2012 01:19 PM

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

    1. airgetsthinner RE: scunge Sep 20, 2012 01:23 PM

      Do the cayenne...

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      1. re: airgetsthinner
        scunge RE: airgetsthinner Sep 20, 2012 01:30 PM

        Just found some Sriracha What do you think ?

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          airgetsthinner RE: scunge Sep 20, 2012 01:47 PM

          No sriracha either! lol

      2. boogiebaby RE: scunge Sep 20, 2012 01:38 PM

        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
          paulj RE: boogiebaby Sep 20, 2012 07:16 PM

          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.

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