Curry Queen

Bonjour les tous. (beau temps pour les canards) Gosh I do miss phoning for an Indian take-a-way (jars of the gunge here have swetcorn, peas and carrots in them) BUT have bought all the gubbins to make my own. Now, for when I go into overdrive on the spices, what is the nearest I can get to Mango Chutney? Chutney is of course an Indian word not known in France.

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Make it or buy it, you can get Patak’s and Geeta’s in most supermarkets.

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I don’t know about making chutney, (first catch your mango…) but having been unable to buy anything for Indian cookery in our three nearest supermarkets (unless you count the orange floor-sweepings in the curry powder jars), we looked on British Corner Shop and found everything we wanted in stock, mostly pastes, pickles and chutneys by Sharwoods and Patacks. I know they get a lot of stick but, honestly, we were really impressed, not least because we downloaded a voucher for £16 and they were doing a promotion on Free Delivery. Enjoy your curry (or whatever it’s called!)

Merci bien - I had better go to Specsavers!

Agreed, most LARGE supermarkets and any that have a good international section will also have Sharwood’s.

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Bonjour Fenman (man from the Fens? - been there - smashing skies)

first catch your mango…

found recipe using tinned mango mush - parfait

unable to buy anything for Indian cookery in our three nearest supermarkets

Leclerc has Foods of the World (the England rack is hilarious) but I didn’t see chutney

British Corner Shop and found everything we wanted in stock, mostly pastes, pickles and chutneys by Sharwoods and Patacks. I know they get a lot of stick

didnt know that

downloaded a voucher for £16 and they were doing a promotion on Free Delivery
omg vous avez la chance mais livraison est très cher et compliqué. Non?

We get most thimgs we need here….includimg 3 strengths of mango chutney

https://www.bahadourian.com/chutneys-20G.html

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That looks good Jane. :grin: Just forwarded your link to OH.

Hi Pamela
Fen man no longer - moved to the top of a big hill. No more danger of flooding but always the chance that the shed roof will be blown off by the gales we sometimes get.
I’ve only ordered once from BCS but I think there was a weight indicator on the order form that calculated how heavy your shopping was as you ordered and updated your basket. If you subscribe to their newsletter they will send you a discount voucher against your first shop (do it before you order; mine took 3vdays to arrive) but there were also s couple of vouchers on discount sites to download. Delivery was straightforward enough - I got an email saying when it was coming and our Facteur duly struggled down the path with it. I might leave the wheelbarrow out next time.
Foods of the world - we could start a whole new topic on the strangest things in the “English” (not UK) section at our Carrefour. Along with the usual suspects (Roses Marmalade, Heinz Baked Beans/Tomato soup, Chocolate Digestives )we have Beef Jerky and Maple Syrup. The China section is entirely composed of instant noodles (6varieties) soy sauce (8 varieties) and rice noodles. And sushi wraps.
Do you have a link to the mango chutney recipe- it’s getting to that time of year…

Intermarché carries Sharwoods and Pataks in SE 47/NW 82.

I remember my first curry came out of a box around 1970, Vesta beef curry, I still remember my first mouthful and from then on had one every Monday that dear old mum would have ready for me when returning from work, I was 16!
Your comment above made me smile, using those words back then would have made no sense, how food and words have changed.

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I feel really silly now. merci a tous.

No reason why you should Pamela. :slight_smile: That’s the joy of SF, people are helpful and they enjoy sharing their knowledge and get a chance to chat at the same time.
Not every supermarket has chutney, our local Leclerc (which is a good size but only has French customers) only has tiny pots of something called “chutney” which when I tip the pot looks like a highly doubtful liquid inside and I have never dared buy it. If we want “proper chutney” we have to go further afield - 30 minutes drive at least and then we can never remember where in the store we can find it!

I use a place in Toulouse. I can get all I need from there

https://www.pankaj-boutique.com

I haven’t seen Bahadourian before, so I’ll give it a look.

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Thanks @hairbear . Another link sent to OH! :grin: