As background, I had recently read that typically curry dishes from Kerala always start with frying onions and curry leaves. I was hoping to find more information on this, imagining in my head some kind of 'meta-recipe' or 'recipe-factory' for curries:
- fry onions and curry leaves for a while
- throw in any root veggies (I'm improving from here out because I don't really know)
- then leaf veggies
- cover the pot
- add kalonji seeds at the end?
(As I said, I don't know what that looks like, or even how many key points there should be, I only know about the first one, and I wanted to ask a Q on the site). I don't want a specific recipe, I want to know the key parts that are shared by basically all such recipes, which is kind of like capturing a cuisine, say, or some large subset of a cuisine. For me, the more general, the better, so I don't get caught up in the specifics and can really focus on why certain things get added in a certain order, and what really defines the meta-recipe. This would also allow me to create 'mashups' (don't ask) of different cuisines, say.
So, will I get downvoted to oblivion and closed, or should I ask my question about meta-curry?