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Lets Talk Curry / Re: Lamb bhuna
« on: November 05, 2020, 11:23 PM »
I've got lazy lately, and haven't made a base in a while. So I tried using a cheapo jar of Lidl Korma sauce, watered down, as a base gravy. As it's lightly spiced I thought it was the best one to try, and have had reasonable results making different curries with it. Not to everybodies taste I know, but worth a go if desperate.


One final thought — I do, of course, always cook a curry "until the oil comes out".  I have always believed this to be fundamental to making a curry.  Perhaps others stop short of that point, and therefore get less or no visible oil separation.  As to Martinvic's suggestion that, had I used more base there might have been less oil, I cannot see how this could be — unlike water, oil cannot evaporate (at normal stove-top temperatures), and as the base contributes oil (amongst other things), the more base added the more oil there would be in suspension, and therefore the more oil available to come out.

** Phil.

I probably should have said not looked so oily, because unless your base is very oily, there would have been more base in the dish to the amount of oil.

Oh and, like I said, you didn't cook it to spec as stated?

Both made exactly to spec — see Syed's Youtube channel "Britishian Food" for recipes and instructional videos.

Not exactly to spec as you stated in the base gravy thread you only used 2 ladles of base gravy instead of the 3 1/2 the recipe required.

Maybe it wouldn't have been quite so oily with the correct amount of base?
I like a bit of extra oil in my curries, but to be honest, if I was served that, it would go straight back.

Just Joined? Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello
« on: June 20, 2020, 12:23 PM »
Yep Mom with a short 'o', short for Mommy. When younger we could never understand the use of Mummy, that was a creature wrapped in bandages from horror films.  :wink:

Just Joined? Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello
« on: June 19, 2020, 11:41 PM »
Now how did you know he was a fellow American, Rob-1 ?  Not his use of "mom" by any chance ?!

Mom is widely used around Brum/West Midlands, so not sure what you mean.
So much so, we always moan about not getting greetings cards with it on anymore. All seem to say Mum these days.

Not really BIR is it?

It's obviously not a single-dish typical BIR curry, no. I think it's more like a staff curry.

Doesn't he even state at the start that it's a home style curry

The electric one is cool Romain.  2800W plugged into a standard domestic 230V outlet would be a good way to form a bulk buying relationship with your local fuse merchant, or at least to upgrade your home heating to a cozy “heated wall” system from the watts dissipated through resistive heating in the ring main wiring through the house. 
That's only about 12A so not sure what you're worrying about.  :wink:

Can we get the spelling of Lichfield right, as it's my home town.  :wink:

Curry Base Chat / Re: h4ppyleader secret base and spiced oil revealed
« on: January 21, 2020, 12:36 PM »
Worked OK on Firefox, so who knows.

Curry Base Chat / Re: h4ppyleader secret base and spiced oil revealed
« on: January 21, 2020, 11:25 AM »
Thanks Phil, no download button for me anywhere I can see (Chrome).

Seems to be just a .PNG image if I right click on it too.

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