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Re: How many ml per portion of base do you freeze?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2019, 01:25 PM »
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Re: How many ml per portion of base do you freeze?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2019, 04:45 PM »
Always 500ml - I always make a double portion of curry when I cook


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Re: How many ml per portion of base do you freeze?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2019, 05:10 PM »
So I think we’ve established there’s no right or wrong answer to this one then!  Good idea for a topic - all these responses and not a single argument. Must be some kind of record.

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Re: How many ml per portion of base do you freeze?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2019, 09:04 PM »
So I think we’ve established there’s no right or wrong answer to this one then!

Well, yes there is a right answer. And I've already stated it.

If the base sauce author states their base feeds x people then the correct answer is always to divide that base into x equal portions. That way it doesn't matter what the final volume of base is and that matters because it can vary.

The original "How many ml per portion of base do you freeze?" is just asking the wrong question as there really is no correct answer to that!
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Re: How many ml per portion of base do you freeze?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2019, 11:37 PM »
I've just made 14 litres of modified JB and will freeze some. Cooking for 40 tomorrow and Tuesday for lunch.  I usually freeze in 400 ml T/A containers like the ones CT uses and for the same reason.
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Re: How many ml per portion of base do you freeze?
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2019, 06:44 AM »
So I think we’ve established there’s no right or wrong answer to this one then!

Well, yes there is a right answer. And I've already stated it.

If the base sauce author states their base feeds x people then the correct answer is always to divide that base into x equal portions. That way it doesn't matter what the final volume of base is and that matters because it can vary.

The original "How many ml per portion of base do you freeze?" is just asking the wrong question as there really is no correct answer to that!

Aha! You’re working on the argument - good show, I’ll play along:

Base sauce recipe authors - what do those guys know?  I wouldn’t trust that the notional number of curries a recipe poster on here says is correct for me to use as a basis to divvy up my freezer stocks.  I’ve observed that people seem to have such different ideas about how much base to add to a single portion and how dilute it should be. You have fans of the classic “thin soup” consistency, such as myself, but at least one prominent poster who has posted a good number of videos seems to favour a remarkably thick base and a really robust bulky finished curry.  I’m sure there’s very much variation in how many curries folks are getting per kg of onions in a base sauce recipe. 

I've just made 14 litres of modified JB and will freeze some. Cooking for 40 tomorrow and Tuesday for lunch.  I usually freeze in 400 ml T/A containers like the ones CT uses and for the same reason.

40?  You’ve opened a restaurant down there have you?  That’s quite an impressive undertaking really, as I think I’d be struggling to cook for more than four people at a time. Certainly my hob and kitchen walls would not survive the splattering which comes from cooking more than four portions in a row. Or maybe you are using a 976bar-type bulk cook approach?   
 

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Re: How many ml per portion of base do you freeze?
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2019, 09:04 AM »
No Sverige. Standard home kitchen. 3 1/2 days of solid prep and work. Lots of curry splatter and I've got yellow clothes and bench tops..  I did it 4 years ago and stupidly agreed to do it again.  The plus is that I had to do a small trial run last night.  Delicious. Yesterday I made the Base Gravy, boned out 3 legs of lamb for about 5 kg of diced meat and diced 6 kg of chicken thigh and breast fillet among other things.
Today I did the 6 kg of pre-cooked chicken, reduced 5 litres of base gravy with some basic ingredients for the chicken dish. Tomorrow is a big push to pre-cook the lamb and make the curries complete as well as deep frying the Sri Lankin Cutlis (potato and beef mince balls). Tuesday morning is Rice time and get everything warmed up for delivery and consumption at lunch.
I've also done a dahl in the pressure cooker but I'm cheating on the naan and buying frozen.  Still need to do some sides as well.  My wife is cooking papadams at school with the kids.
Fingers crossed it will work,  It did last time.
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Re: How many ml per portion of base do you freeze?
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2019, 09:58 AM »
No Sverige. Standard home kitchen. 3 1/2 days of solid prep and work. Lots of curry splatter and I've got yellow clothes and bench tops..  I did it 4 years ago and stupidly agreed to do it again.  The plus is that I had to do a small trial run last night.  Delicious. Yesterday I made the Base Gravy, boned out 3 legs of lamb for about 5 kg of diced meat and diced 6 kg of chicken thigh and breast fillet among other things.
Today I did the 6 kg of pre-cooked chicken, reduced 5 litres of base gravy with some basic ingredients for the chicken dish. Tomorrow is a big push to pre-cook the lamb and make the curries complete as well as deep frying the Sri Lankin Cutlis (potato and beef mince balls). Tuesday morning is Rice time and get everything warmed up for delivery and consumption at lunch.
I've also done a dahl in the pressure cooker but I'm cheating on the naan and buying frozen.  Still need to do some sides as well.  My wife is cooking papadams at school with the kids.
Fingers crossed it will work,  It did last time.

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Re: How many ml per portion of base do you freeze?
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2019, 12:41 AM »
It will be all gone by then.  :D

Crunch time approaching.  Less than an hour and a half to go.  15 Litre stockpot with 12 litres of Mango Chicken, another with 10 litres of Mild Lamb Curry, 120 deep fried Cutlis, the first of 3 one kilogram Pilau rice is done,  The sides, naan and papadams are being prepared on site.  Looks like I'll get it done in time to shower and dress for delivery.

I have about 5 litres of left over Base Gravy. I'll take notes this time to better understand portions after feedback.

Made it. All good and the feedback is good so all happy.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2019, 04:38 AM by livo »
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Re: How many ml per portion of base do you freeze?
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2019, 09:03 AM »
Well done Livo !
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