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Re: Jb's other takeaway base gravy
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2016, 09:39 AM »
Work can do that  ;D .  Just in case you didn't notice, jb's TA uses a mixture of half veg oil and half VEGETABLE gee.  Butter gee is a different animal completely and is quite strong and unique in flavour, just in case you hadn't noticed  ;)
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Re: Jb's other takeaway base gravy
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2016, 09:45 AM »
Hi,
Thanks for that, bought it now so will do a bit experimenting. I have noticed some recipie add a spoonfull of ghee near the end.


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Re: Jb's other takeaway base gravy
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2016, 09:25 PM »
Jb, have you made this gravy at home yet? and if so how does it compare to your last one as the cooking times vary greatly
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Re: Jb's other takeaway base gravy
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2016, 03:49 PM »
If it helps, I made a full batch last week.
Much prefer it to the other one.

Nice aroma, though the entire house stank of onions for days, even with all the windows open.
Not nearly as badly as KD1 though.
 
Taste wise it's very good, being in my top 3, though due to technique? I never get "the smell".
Because it uses little oil in the base, a bit more than usual is needed for cooking the main dish.


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Re: Jb's other takeaway base gravy
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2016, 09:49 AM »
If it helps, I made a full batch last week.

Did you freeze your batch down prior to thinning it with water and\or adding the second stage?

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Re: Jb's other takeaway base gravy
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2016, 11:11 AM »
The second stage was added later the same day and I kept the base ready for use in the fridge for a few days before freezing it.
While I added some water to thin it down, I kept the base quite thick, to save space in the freezer, as a full batch produces a lot of sauce.

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Re: Jb's other takeaway base gravy
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2016, 08:12 AM »
I had a go at this base but mucked it up
Not enough water with the onions, I think
Don't know exactly what happened but the flavour was odd
It's hard to do something when you don't know exactly what your aiming for
Have you made a version at home yet JB?
Have you thought about giving lesson?


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Re: Jb's other takeaway base gravy
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2016, 03:29 PM »
I had a go at this base but mucked it up
Not enough water with the onions, I think
Don't know exactly what happened but the flavour was odd
It's hard to do something when you don't know exactly what your aiming for
Have you made a version at home yet JB?
Have you thought about giving lesson?

No,not made it yet,hopefully making a curry fest soon so I'll give it a go.It does seem so simple,very few ingredients indeed.I've seen the chef make it loads of times now,he does it the same every time and I know there's definately no magic or mystery stuff going in it.Actually he adds very little water himself while cooking the first bit,he thins it out afterwards.I still like my other takeaway base,though,once the garlic tarka is added the smell hits you,just a different chef and a different base gravy.I showed this chef my recipe for the other gravy,he was impressed.Lessons? not sure about that!! I'll keep reporting back on the forum don't worry.Will be visiting again tonight so standby for any little nuggets I can obtain.

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Re: Jb's other takeaway base gravy
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2016, 03:14 AM »
Hi JB
Thanks for all the work.
Could you be more specific about the amount of water used? You mentioned a Yoghurt tub. What size?  1 pint?  2L?
Just a rough guess?
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Re: Jb's other takeaway base gravy
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2016, 03:14 PM »
I made a batch of this up BUT nearly burnt it due to the limited water and me trying to multi-task. However a Yogurt pot to me is 500ml :P, not nearly enough water to boil onions down in an hour. I did a litre but it still was not enough water. Be careful, if your like me. Next time I'm putting in the same amount of water as other bases or enough to cover the contents.

30 onions equated to 3 x 1 kg of small brown onions in a bag (10 in a bag) from Sainsburys...dead on.



 

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