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Offline bbdom

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #110 on: June 10, 2011, 07:13 PM »
Well I've just tried this base gravy with a couple of variations.

I added three carrots - I love carrots but my wife hates them. By putting them in the base sauce and not telling her I feel I've got one over her ;)

Secondly I used powdered spices but a bit less than stated (by accident - I misread the tablespoons as teaspoons) - I added a bit more later with no ill effects.

Lastly I used all 400g of a tin of chopped tomatos.

I made a Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi from this recipe : http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=5429.0

According to the wife and stepson, its my best curry to date (in 10 years of curry cooking) - it looked and tasted authentic and all three plates were cleared :)

I agree about cooking half the sauce down to a paste - I cooked my veg in it while it was reducing and everything was perfect.

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #111 on: May 28, 2012, 01:14 PM »
How many grams 6 tennis ball sized English Onions stand for, please?

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #112 on: May 28, 2012, 01:45 PM »
How many grams 6 tennis ball sized English Onions stand for, please?

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I would go with 1200 grams,
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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #113 on: September 16, 2014, 10:01 PM »
Hi

Just made my first batch of this and i guess I shouldn't be surprised but the smell is quite different. I ground the spec qty's of whole seeds so it had that citus smell from the coriander but it also had a strong turmeric smell. Is this what you guys also found?

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #114 on: September 16, 2014, 10:08 PM »
How many kg of onion did you use Edwin, roughly?

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #115 on: September 17, 2014, 08:02 AM »
Hi ELW

1200grms as per Mick

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #116 on: September 17, 2014, 09:52 AM »
I found this also Edwin. 1.5Tbl of turmeric/cumin/coriander seed is a lot in 1.2 kg onion & 2ltr water.

You could try diluting it further & simmering the blended mixture for longer to try & mellow the turmeric.

I normally use 1Tbl cumin & coriander seed(whole) in 3kg onion, which softens & blends fairly easily with a handheld waring blender.
Then about 1.5 Tbl turmeric.
Turmeric has an awful flavour & smell on its own imo.
Have only made it once but I wasn't keen on the Taz base

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #117 on: September 17, 2014, 12:11 PM »
Having looked at CBM(Mick)'s e book he uses 1 tbsp of turmeric (and similar amounts of coriander and cumin) in his base in book 1 with only 750 grms of onions, BUT, there are several other ingredients to mask the smell/flavor as opposed to Taz's base which is just turmeric, coriander and cumin, so it may just be that??

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #118 on: November 11, 2014, 05:11 PM »
Just made the jalfrazi with the taz curry base amazing best curry I've ever made

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #119 on: November 11, 2014, 05:28 PM »
Great news Jontoman30, it's always a good feeling when a good curry is spot on ;)


 

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