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    cooking, making

    1. I am cooking a curry chicken.
    2. I am making a curry chicken.

    Are the above sentences the same and correct?

    Ju

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    Re: cooking, making

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. I am cooking a curry chicken.
    2. I am making a curry chicken.

    Are the above sentences the same and correct?

    Ju
    You can (most of the time) use "making" and "cooking" interchangeably. However, in BrE at least, we don't say "a curry chicken". It's "chicken curry" and the article is optional.

    - What are you doing?
    - I'm making chicken curry.
    - I'm cooking chicken curry for dinner.

    With dishes like that, we usually put the main ingredient first, then the general name of the dish (beef curry, chicken stew, vegetable soup, turkey sandwiches).

    Note: there is a dish called "Curried chicken" but in this case "curried" is an adjective and therefore precedes the noun. That would be the same for "grilled salmon", "boiled beef" etc.

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