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    Default Too spicy??

    Now normally this isn't in my vocabulary....



    BUT I've made a HUGE batch of daal to bring to a friends house & its way beyond HOT. Now we can't have dairy & really can't eat it as the main course... sooooo any ideas how to cool down a curry without yogurt?

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    I don't know how it would go with the daal but if I make a red curry chicken that's too hot I cool it down with some lime juice and/or lime zest.

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    The only thing I know of besides yoghurt/cream/coconut milk is to add lemon or lime juice. Apparently it does cut down some of the heat.

    ETA: Snap

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    okay I'll chuck in some lime juice. I've just started to cook some extra lentils, I had around 1/2 cup so maybe adding that will help too. There were tomatoes in the recipe so I chopped an extra one & put that in too. Its too hot to actually taste anything else in there.... bummer. I just got a bit too happy with the chilli.

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    Send it to me!!!

    OOOh I'd have to express for a few feeds though!!!

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    oh Tracey you'd love it! DH just tried some & said its Thailand medium... lol.

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    ...you could also chop some bananas and cucumber and have that as a side dish....

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    Sugar makes things less hot.......

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    If you chuck a whole peeled potato into something that you've overseasoned it absorbs alot of seasonings. You just take it out when it starts to turn to mush.
    I don't know if it works for chillis because I've never tried it for food that's too het.

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    I've tried the potato trick before and it didn't really do much, its great for salt but for some reason it didn't make much difference with the curry I did (or maybe I'm just unlucky?)

    I'm a dufus I just realised you said you hadn't tried it

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    Yep add sugar...???

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    Okay I tried this:

    Made 1/2 cup more lentils & added it to the mix once mostly cooked
    2 tbsp of lime juice
    1 tsp of sugar


    AND.... it was beautiful. Our friends still won't be able to eat it, so tomorrow I'm going to get more lentils & cook them down to mix them in. But for us it was amazing!!! Thanks!

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