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Offline mickdabass

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #380 on: October 13, 2014, 04:08 PM »
Hi all, this does sound promising and after not making a base for a while I am really excited about giving this a go :)

My main question is do I add enough water to thin out, (per base batch) to double up the entire base batch size?
or is it approx added water of 1 ltr ? 2 ltr etc etc???

Thanks in advance

Hi Mak

At the end of cooking, I added enough water to make the final volume 6 litres. Others made it 7 litres

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Mick

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #381 on: October 13, 2014, 09:22 PM »
Quite agree with what your saying Bob, but unless my eyes are deceiving me the curry photo supplied by JB looks an even 50/50 oil to base sauce, now that's a lot of BIR juice ;)


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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #382 on: October 14, 2014, 08:57 AM »
mine was really thick then (only made 11 portions of 2 ladles each) but I froze them and will thin it out as i use them

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #383 on: October 18, 2014, 07:35 PM »
Just trying this for the second time this evening, managed to burn the onions the first time round :'(


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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #384 on: October 18, 2014, 09:16 PM »
My verdict, pleasant enough tasting but doesn't taste of anything in particular unlike the real base sauce I have here; but the garlic gives it a bit of body.

Despite volunteering in a local restaurant kitchen for the last few months and pestering at every opportunity I never got a proper recipe for the gravy - starters, naans, rice, pre-cook, mains - all yes, but no definitive gravy recipe, just a list of ingredients (although I'm not convinced that they are the whole story!).  That's how important the gravy is - replicate that and I can do the rest, the Glasgow Takeaway book gets close, but it's too sweet and sickly, which I've covered on other posts on the subject.

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #385 on: December 23, 2014, 11:37 AM »
Really appreciate this recipe thread :thumbsup:

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #386 on: December 27, 2014, 05:10 PM »
Hi all,

So, having read the past 38 threads a wee bit of conflicting amounts. Can we have a defintive quantity checklist for HOME amounts if possible please?


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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #387 on: December 28, 2014, 12:09 AM »
Hi all,

So, having read the past 38 threads a wee bit of conflicting amounts. Can we have a defintive quantity checklist for HOME amounts if possible please?

This link will take you to a pic spreadsheet I made that gives JB's in a HOME qty.
http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php/topic,13358.msg112217.html#msg112217

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #388 on: January 18, 2015, 07:14 PM »
I made a small batch of this up this week, enough for about six curries, and the only thing I did different was to sieve the base as my blender really does need replacing. I also added more garlic than was suggested early on and I have to say that it makes good curries. It added an extra layer of flavour for the recipes that I use. Thanks JB.

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Re: Jb's takeaway base gravy
« Reply #389 on: January 27, 2015, 10:46 AM »
Jb going to knock up a batch of your base this afternoon! Who needs TV ;)



 

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