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Offline Edwin Catflap

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Bulk cooking
« on: May 15, 2019, 01:45 PM »
Hi Guys/Gals I am thinking of doing a bulk curry 50 portions, and I've decided to do a staff curry and am fine with this but I am not sure about bulk rice and it hanging about etc. Therefore i'm thinking of serving the curry with some dhal and parathas and leaving the rice out? Probably do bhajis as well. Would you miss the rice??

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Re: Bulk cooking
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 03:09 PM »
Where is the function being held?
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Re: Bulk cooking
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 03:51 PM »
I personally wouldn't miss the rice but some, less frequent curry eaters might be a bit underwhelmed.

I would avoid fresh coriander garnish too ;)


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Re: Bulk cooking
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 04:17 PM »
As a single lad in the seventies the rice and curry leftovers would be left overnight to be scoffed after warming it up in the morning lol.
that is a lot of rice, Naan and Chapati's ?

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Re: Bulk cooking
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 07:01 PM »
Hi UF its going to be outdoors in a pub car park served in plastic thali trays

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Re: Bulk cooking
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 07:04 PM »
Edwin, what's the time lapse between decanting the curry and it being served, if you know?

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Re: Bulk cooking
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 07:26 PM »
The curry, dhal and paratha will be done live, the bhajis warmed up. Thats why im erring away from rice as its too much of a faf i think

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Re: Bulk cooking
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 07:32 PM »
The curry, dhal and paratha will be done live, the bhajis warmed up. Thats why im erring away from rice as its too much of a faf i think

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If you have access to one of those commercial soup warmer tureen things, I would say go for it with the rice. If not, you are probably right to shy away from it.

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Re: Bulk cooking
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 09:51 AM »
You could use foil trays  https://www.poundland.co.uk/home-and-pet/kitchen/baking-and-cooking/foil-roasting-trays-2-pack
and cover with foil to keep heat inside, i have a warm function on my oven so i use that for rice, i leave the rice to the last minute to load into car and take to venue.
Slow cookers are a big help if you have access to electric points.
What other equipment have you got?
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Re: Bulk cooking
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 12:55 PM »
I seem to remember reading that 80 deg C was the temp to keep rice so like you say he could fill trays, and transfer to a coolbox which would help keep the temp up for the journey. keep the rice foiled in the oven to stop it drying out.


 



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