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October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by martyc » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:12 pm

Really does look a lovely sauce..will be seeking out shatkora options around the Brighton area !

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by steveparadox » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:04 pm

Andrw - brick lane has a couple of places that'll do it. Taj on Brick lane and Banglatown which is just off brick lane

Martyc - how about trying Taj in Brighton?

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by charliebir » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:08 pm

Looks like our local TA may also have difficulty getting Shatkora.

Using Calmansi Lemon.

Not Adeys choice,but might be a reasonable substitute.
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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by Franpip » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:45 am

Hi Steve
Where do you get your frozen shatkora from ?
I remember Rick Stein cooking this dish on his Indian tv show and I think he said grapefruit was an option ?
After I saw RS cook this I tried it and LOVE it, usually I go for lamb shatkora 😀

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by steveparadox » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:55 pm

Hi Franpip,

I go to a small grocers in Camberley, Surrey. There are places around brick lane in London that also sell it. Im sure there are lots more bit I have my go to place now so haven't really looked elsewhere.

I'd say a worthy substitute would be a combination of grapefruit and lime. I'd heard others mention the Rick stein grapefruit suggestion

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by Bandit » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:19 pm

Hi All,

Managed to source some frozen Satkara which according to Wikipedia is the same as Shatkora, I gathered the extensive list of ingredients together and did all the prep and got started cooking Adey's Chicken Shatkora.

I didn't have black Cumin so I used normal Cumin and the other issue I had was the lack if spring onions which I substituted with finely sliced shallots.


The cook went Ok, followed the recipe without any issues but used more gravy than stated as this was going to be for two of us, I've never had a Shatkora from a TA or restaurant so I didn't have any comparison to work with, anyway I enjoyed it and you can definitely taste the citrus coming through, it was not as hot as I thought it would be but the sliced chillies that I used were not that hot anyway so that may have had and impact on the final dish.

I did enjoy it but would I cook it again, not to sure as there are a lot of ingredients to prep, if I have the time yes I would as it is a good contrast if you are prepping a few curries for the evening and would provide a different range contrasting flavours. I would like to try it with fresh Shatkora not frozen next time as that would be easier to zest, this curry, over all :thumbup: from me and the other half.

Managed to get some pictures uploaded finally, hope you enjoy them and I hope I did Adey's recipe justice

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It's definitely worth a try if you like different types/flavour of curries, we both enjoyed it but then I have not come across a curry on here that I have not liked just some are preferable to others, I just like to keep it simple and not over complicate things, I don't think I have many taste receptors on my tongue as the missus picks out more flavours from the curries I cook that I can.

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by charliebir » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:22 pm

Well, bandit,

Fromthe pictures you did it extreme justice.

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by andrw » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:05 pm

Great stuff Bandit, looks delicious! I look forward to giving this one a go in the near future. Thanks for sharing your results :thumbup:

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by pauly » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:56 pm

Well done Bandit, thanks for the effort you went to & posting your results.

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by DamienD » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:25 am

Great pics Bandit, I've heard of lime or graprefruit being suitable, wha'ts you're opinion after cooking the recipe?

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by Bandit » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:08 am

Hi Damian,

I think that grapefruit could be used as a substitute having tasted shatkora which is sort of a cross between grapefruit and lime.

There is lime in the recipe already but I think it is the zest that mainly give it the shatkora twist, I would like to try fresh as the frozen was a pain to zest and the flesh was mainly mush.

If you can’t get shatkora give grapefruit a try but think about the size ratio, shatkora is about the size of a large lemon, grapefruit is much bigger as the recipe calls for a quarter.

Look on Wikipedia as there are a few different names for Shatkora also you can buy it online

Hope that helps

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by andrw » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:23 pm

I just watched the latest episode of ‘the recipes that made me’ which was about bangaleshi food and interestingly featured a shatkora curry being made in a BIR (albeit a traditional version of this curry).

The presenter asked the chef, ‘what would you use if you couldn’t get a shatkora?’. The chefs reply was ‘orange peel (or) tangerine peel’.

The presenter also smelled the shatkora and described it as ‘lemony with a slight orange tang to it’.

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by andrw » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:25 pm

I popped down to my local market where there are a couple of Bengali grocers. There was no fresh shatkora anywhere to be seen among the many exotic fruit and vegetables. One of the grocers informed me that they do stock fresh shatkora but not at this time of year as it is only available later in the year. Fortunately they had the frozen variety so I bought that.


I made this curry to spec (with the exception of using frozen shatkora). I was quite surprised at how strong the flavour of the shatkora was, tasted to me like a lemony grapefruit. There is alot going on in this curry, a fair bit of prep involved but the end result was quite pleasant. I quite liked the addition of ghee and the mr naga went quite well with the shatkora and lime flavours.


Overall a welcome change to my usual vindaloos and nagas and definitely something I will try again (I think with beef next time). Thanks for the recipe Adey and thanks to Steve, nice choice for this month. :thumbup:


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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by Stunami » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:52 pm

Still not found a shatkora, :no: frozen or fresh, but did find a jar of shatkora pickle, maybe later in the year then. :hmmm:

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by Bandit » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:22 pm

Hi Andrw,

Nice looking curry and yes there are definitely lots going on I enjoyed it I would definitely have it again if I have the prep time available

Hi Stunami,

Have a look on Wikipedia there are a few different names for this fruit that you may be able to find

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by steveparadox » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:37 pm

Stunami- try using the shatkora pickle. That's what most curry houses use!

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Re: October 2018 - adeypayne's Shatkora

Post by Stunami » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:20 pm

Have a look on Wikipedia there are a few different names for this fruit that you may be able to find

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Yeah thanks, I might need to check out a few asian grocers a bit further afield.
Steveparadox, try using the shatkora pickle. That's what most curry houses use.
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