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littlechilie

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #370 on: October 12, 2014, 04:40 PM »
Interesting point you make here Garp, I have never thought about this,but have seen it a few times on the odd quick currys I have made.

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #371 on: October 12, 2014, 04:56 PM »
It was CH who pointed it out to me :)


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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #372 on: October 12, 2014, 04:59 PM »
Hi guys,sorry went away for the weekend.
The chicken curry was quite simple.A ladle of oil/veg ghee from the tin on the stove.I then added ginger/garlic,salt,mix powder,tomato paste.Cooked that out,added some base and the chicken.It was then cooked for about two minutes on a fairly high bubbling heat.He didn't add any methi by the way.Very simple,and quite important to me,very few ingredients,no pastes or anything so the base was the main thing that went in so it had to be good.PS forgot to mention a little bit of the spiced oil from the top of the gravy was added towards the end of the curry.

Hi Jb after using your base for a while now I had managed to miss this particular post, you mention above making the curry u used 1x ladle of oil! I could see from your curry photo there was a large amount of oil in the curry.
Would you mind confirming a full ladle of oil is used in the final curry? Also the chef was able to reclaim oil from the base is thus suggesting more than the first stated amount was used in the base?
Kind regards.

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #373 on: October 12, 2014, 05:01 PM »
And a good point made I think, thanks Go to C-H&Garp :D
« Last Edit: October 12, 2014, 06:42 PM by littlechilie »


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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #374 on: October 12, 2014, 06:32 PM »
CH = CurryHell :)

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #375 on: October 12, 2014, 07:46 PM »
Would you mind confirming a full ladle of oil is used in the final curry?
that's a very good point
I read it as a chef spoon, but it does say ladle
I reckon it's got to be a chef spoon, but I'd like to know for sure
Well spotted Sherlock Chillie

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #376 on: October 12, 2014, 07:57 PM »
Could be a chefs ladle  ;D


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« Reply #377 on: October 12, 2014, 08:42 PM »
After a little more thought on the ladle, I have concluded IMO it has to be a ladle, it would be impossible to get a chefs spoon oil out of a tin as Jb says its in a tin.
I'm guessing it's an old large tomato paste tin used for oil, these have steep sides so the oil would slide of a chefs spoon but a ladle would hold the oil.
Thus would account for the large amount of oil in the curry photo Jb supplied, now wondering if I need this oil to fulfil the flavour fully to spec.

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #378 on: October 13, 2014, 08:39 AM »
I have yet to see a chef use much more (or less) than 1 cs of oil (veg ghee or veg ghee/veg oil) for a basic curry, or a madras.  2 cs for a vindaloo.  A little more may be introduced to the dish via the pre-cooks, and of course the base gravy.  Jb's picture looks spot on to me.  Good separation. There should be a decent amount of oil on top of the curry when it's cooked for dishes like these, imo; even more should be visible when it's left to stand (e.g like a takeaway delivery).  No BIR juice is usually a bad omen. 

Rob  :)     

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #379 on: October 13, 2014, 03:26 PM »
 "No BIR juice is usually a bad omen."

That's tickled me. You should have that as your new signature Bob.


 

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