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Title: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: ifindforu on July 12, 2006, 11:03 PM
CUT ABOUT 10 ONIONS AND FRY IN A SAUSPAN FOR ABOUT 10 MINS IN HALF A CUP OF OIL.ADD 2 PINTS OF WATER AND BRING TO BOIL FOR ABOUT 6 MINS NOW IN ANOTHER SAUSPAN PUT HALF A CUP OF OIL AND WAIT TILL VERY HOT,THEN PUTTING IN 2 HEAPED DESERT SPOONS OF GARLIC AND GINGER MINCED, MIXED TO A RATIO OF 2TO1 GARLIC BEING THE MOST
ALOW TO FRY FOR ABOUT 3-4 MINS NOW MAKE A PASTE OF 2 DESERT SPOONS OF TERMARIC 1 DESERT SPOON OF THE RAJAH POWDER,1 DESERT SPOON OF JEERRA,1DERERT SPOON OF CORIANDER, A TEASPOON OF GARAMASAlA AND A TEASPOON OF CHILLI POWDER.MIX WITH WATER AND ADD TO GARLIC AND GINGER FRY FOR ABOUT 5 MINS ADDING SMALL AMOUNTS OFF WATER TO AVOID BURNING NOW LIQIDISE ALL THE ONIONS WITH THE WATER AND OIL AS WELL,NOW ADD 2 DESERT SPOOMS OF DOUBLE CONCENTRATED TOMATO PUREE TO THE SPICES AND THE GARLIC AND GINGER AND FRY FOR A FUTHER 4 MINS NOW ADD THE ONION LIQUID AND STIR,NOW ADD A HALVE BLOCK OF COCONUT CREAM AND LEAVE TO MELT ALSO 1 DESERT SPOON OF SUGAR BOIL FOR ABOUT A FUTHER 10 MINS ADDING MORE WATER TO KEEP NOT TO THICK NOW ADD A LITTLE SHAKE AT A TIME SOME OF THE ALL PURPOSE SEASONING AND STOP WHEN YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE TASTE  ADD HALF TEASPOON OF SALT WHEN FRYING THE TOMATO PUREE
Title: Re: AN EVEN BETTER CURRY BASE
Post by: Curry King on July 13, 2006, 08:55 AM
Hi Terry,

I notice there is no salt in this recipe is that correct?

cK
Title: Re: AN EVEN BETTER CURRY BASE
Post by: Yellow Fingers on July 13, 2006, 09:17 AM
I was typing and reformatting this for my own use so I thought I would post it.

Fry 10 cut onions in 1/2 cup of oil for ten minutes.
Add 2 pints of water, bring to the boil and continue boiling for 6 minutes.
In another pan add half a cup of oil and when very hot add 2 TBSP garlic/ginger paste mixed 2:1
Fry for 3 or 4 minutes, then add the following spices mixed with water to form a paste:

2 dessert spoons turmeric
1 dessert spoon Rajah Gold
1 dessert spoon cumin
1 dessert spoon coriander
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chilli

Continue to fry for 5 minutes adding small amounts of water if necessary to avoid burning the spices.

Liquidise the onions without removing any oil.

Add 2 dessert spoons of double concentrate tomato puree and 1/2 tsp of salt to the spices and fry for 4 minutes.

Now add the contents of the spice pan to the pureed onions.

Add 1/2 block coconut cream, 1 dessert spoon sugar and boil for a further 10 minutes adding more water if
the mix gets too thick.

Add all purpose seasoning to taste.

YF

Title: Re: AN EVEN BETTER CURRY BASE
Post by: ifindforu on July 13, 2006, 10:04 PM
Thank you YELLOW FINGERS
Title: Re: AN EVEN BETTER CURRY BASE
Post by: Yellow Fingers on July 14, 2006, 01:55 PM
No problem terry  ;)

I don't know if you've noticed but your recipe is almost identical to the one poppadom_pete posted after you?

YF
Title: Re: AN EVEN BETTER CURRY BASE
Post by: George on July 14, 2006, 02:06 PM
Terry

Please clarify....I thought your first base was a faithful, scaled-down version of the actual base sauce used by a BIR which you worked at.

Anything can be improved and perhaps that's what you've done with your MKII version.

Or are they both effectively your own recipes and not the same as used at any particular BIR?

I'm confused!

Regards
George
Title: Re: AN EVEN BETTER CURRY BASE
Post by: ifindforu on July 14, 2006, 10:55 PM
HI GEORGE ITS JUST I MODIFIED IT A BIT AFTER TRYING IT AND FOUND IT A TREAT TERRY
Title: Re: AN EVEN BETTER CURRY BASE
Post by: poppadom_pete on July 16, 2006, 06:42 PM
No problem terry  ;)

I don't know if you've noticed but your recipe is almost identical to the one poppadom_pete posted after you?

YF
Yeah the first version (before the edit) is quite similar to the one I had posted. Except for the coconut bit. I may try adding coconut to the one I posted, although it was allready realy sweet anyways.
Title: Re: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: haldi on October 21, 2015, 08:16 AM
there are a lot of recipes, I have on my list to try
this was one of them and I made it last Saturday
Way too spicy and smells wrong..and half a block of coconut cream with only 10 onions?
The curries I made with it were not very good
There is another IFINDFORU base, on this site, which is far more involved than this one
I'll try that at some point
That one looks far more promising
I can't figure IFINDFORU out though
Is this genuine BIR info?
He clearly does know something
Title: Re: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: pongoatdjs on January 01, 2018, 07:42 PM
I am going to post the ULTIMATE base sauce recipe tomorrow. Watch this space...
Title: Re: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: littlechilie on January 01, 2018, 10:12 PM
I am going to post the ULTIMATE base sauce recipe tomorrow. Watch this space...

I am really look forward to reading your post, it’s always an interest to see the way ingredients are placed together . Good luck.
Title: Re: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: George on January 02, 2018, 11:01 AM
I am going to post the ULTIMATE base sauce recipe tomorrow. Watch this space...

I am really look forward to reading your post, it’s always an interest to see the way ingredients are placed together . Good luck.

Don't hold your breath, I'm sceptical but happy to be proved wrong.
Title: Re: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: livo on February 22, 2018, 01:14 AM
I am going to post the ULTIMATE base sauce recipe tomorrow. Watch this space...
:o A forum member, signed up in February 2008, waits for nearly 10 years before posting their very first post? Promising to post the ULTIMATE base sauce recipe tomorrow.   ???  Phew. What is that about? 
Title: Re: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: Secret Santa on February 22, 2018, 03:00 PM
A forum member, signed up in February 2008, waits for nearly 10 years before posting their very first post? Promising to post the ULTIMATE base sauce recipe tomorrow.   ???  Phew. What is that about? 

Well (or should that be 'So' to fit in with the retards who start every sentence with it nowadays!), if it's been 10 years in the making "ULTIMATE" may very well be the appropriate adjective. I'm looking forward to it.   ;D
Title: Re: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: Garp on February 22, 2018, 05:15 PM
Well (or should that be 'So' to fit in with the retards who start every sentence with it nowadays!),

So, I'm really glad that I'm not the only one who gets seriously annoyed with this.
Title: Re: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: livo on February 22, 2018, 09:52 PM
So I'm now pondering the difference between "An Even Better Curry Base" and the ULTIMATE curry base. Ultimate, in being the absolute best achievable, is a very strong claim.
The recent base I made followed a very basic recipe that was apparently restaurant used in the early BIR days. Nothing but Onions, G & G, Tomato, salt, turmeric and paprika, water and very little oil.  Using this, and an equally basic onion paste, produced finished dishes that I was quite happy to have cooked.  It's use also produced a very nice pre-cooked chicken.  It all worked exactly as it should.

Does the inclusion of trace amount vegetables, coconut and extra spices, or the variation of oil ratio, or changing the cooking process from a 1 hour boil and blend to a half-day, 3 pot marathon really produce a better sauce or just a different one?
Title: Re: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: Peripatetic Phil on February 22, 2018, 10:11 PM
Does the inclusion of trace amount vegetables, coconut and extra spices, or the variation of oil ratio, or changing the cooking process from a 1 hour boil and blend to a half-day, 3 pot marathon really produce a better sauce or just a different one?
A Very Good Question, Livo.
** Phil.
Title: Re: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: foureyes1941 on July 20, 2019, 11:33 AM
' am going to post the ULTIMATE base sauce recipe tomorrow. Watch this space..'

I take it it aint coming so I can stop bating my breath, I presume lol.
Title: Re: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: jalfreziT on July 20, 2019, 02:07 PM
Well it did take 10 years for a first post, so I think the recipe posting might take another 10 years. By that time I wonder whether man might have already visited the moon?
Title: Re: An Even Better Curry Base
Post by: Stephen Lindsay on July 21, 2019, 11:15 AM
There's lots of recipes on this site for perfectly adequate bases that will make excellent curries to rival your favourite takeaway. If there's ever such a thing as the ultimate base then I will convert to being a flat-earther.