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Offline Stephen Lindsay

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Chicken Bhuna with Taz Base
« on: February 26, 2011, 07:28 PM »
Chicken Bhuna with Taz Base

Ingredients:


1 portion of pre-cooked chicken
¼ green pepper, cut into chunks and pre-fried
¼ red pepper, cut into chunks and pre-fried
½ small onion, cut into chunks and pre-fried
400 ml Taz curry base gravy
1 tbsp tomato puree, mixed with 1 tbsp water
1 tsp garlic paste or crushed garlic
½ tsp ginger paste or crushed ginger
1 tsp. Taz or BE spice mixture,
¼ teaspoon of chilli powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ tsp dried fenugreek leaves
1 tsp sugar
2 or 3 tomato quarters
fresh coriander, to garnish

Method:

heat 200 ml of base in the pan
add the tomato paste, garlic/ginger paste, mix powder, chilli powder, salt, and fenugreek, stir in well
reduce this mixture right down until you have a thick dry paste
add your chicken and pre-fried vegetables
add the other half of the base gravy and stir in well
reduce to the level or consistency that you want
add the sugar and stir in
add tomato quarters and garnish with coriander

as requested by PaulP here's a pic at the end of the first reduction



and here is the finished curry, ready to be scoffed


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Re: Chicken Bhuna with Taz Base
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 08:27 PM »
Looks good Stephen,
Go on, be brave, take the base down further...... ;D
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Re: Chicken Bhuna with Taz Base
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 09:05 PM »
stephen,

that is exactly the consistencey i take it down to too. i have done it further but i end up with a dryer dish than i wanted.

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Re: Chicken Bhuna with Taz Base
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 10:19 PM »
stephen,

that is exactly the consistencey i take it down to too. i have done it further but i end up with a dryer dish than i wanted.

Alan ;D

Hi Alan,
You could simply add more base at the second stage to bring it back to your desired consistency after the second reduction.
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Re: Chicken Bhuna with Taz Base
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 06:08 PM »
Hi Mick,

the problem I have with that is once i have made a batch i freeze it in portion sizes so dont have any spare base to add.

would it make a difference only using 150 ml base sauce in the first reduction to a really thick paste until almost nothing is left and then add the further 250ml to acquire the desired consistency?

thanks for posting this base recipe as you can probably see i am a big fan ;D

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Re: Chicken Bhuna with Taz Base
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 07:30 PM »
Hi Mick,

the problem I have with that is once i have made a batch i freeze it in portion sizes so dont have any spare base to add.

would it make a difference only using 150 ml base sauce in the first reduction to a really thick paste until almost nothing is left and then add the further 250ml to acquire the desired consistency?

thanks for posting this base recipe as you can probably see i am a big fan ;D

regards

Alan ;D

Hi Alan,
Fair enough mate.

I would think that would be ok, can't see why that wouldn't work for you.
I usually freeze mine now in larger amounts, it sometimes means there is a little wasted but there's plenty for experimenting.

Let me know how you get on.
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Re: Chicken Bhuna with Taz Base
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 07:53 PM »
Alan/Mick : I'm interested to know why you chaps freeze your Taz base.  I made mine in the suggested quantity (2 litres water, 450ml oil) and used it up long before there was any danger of it going off.  Are you just extra cautious, or do you make it in significantly larger quantities than stated in the recipe ?

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Re: Chicken Bhuna with Taz Base
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 08:07 PM »
Hi Phil,
I mostly do my currying at the weekend but wouldn't use all the base in one session so I will freeze the excess. I wouldn't keep it in the fridge for any longer than 3 days anyway. That's not to say it wouldn't keep for longer but I don't exceed the 3 days.
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Re: Chicken Bhuna with Taz Base
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 08:09 PM »
I wouldn't keep it in the fridge for any longer than 3 days anyway. That's not to say it wouldn't keep for longer but I don't exceed the 3 days.
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Re: Chicken Bhuna with Taz Base
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2011, 04:46 PM »
I'm usually a CTM or korma person but thought I'd try this as I didn't have any cream/coconut/yoghurt in. Very very nice, I'm taking it to work tonight although I'm not sure it will last!
We'll see what the missus thinks when she gets home (very picky!)

Cheers,
Matt


 

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