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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #120 on: November 11, 2014, 05:30 PM »
it's always a good feeling when a good curry is spot on ;)

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Well done Jontoman, great base is mick/taz's
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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #121 on: November 11, 2014, 05:48 PM »
MA, I'm cooking myself up a feast for tomorrow, hope to post my efforts in the appropriate place :) Will be working on my Naan tonight.


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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #122 on: November 13, 2014, 12:20 PM »
Hi

I've made a madras with this base twice now. The first one was great but the second didn't seem to release any oil and then it tasted greasy as if the oil was suspended in the sauce. Anyone know what I could have done wrong? I did use about 50 per cent more base to have more sauce as the first time it ended up a bit dry

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #123 on: November 13, 2014, 02:34 PM »
Hi

I've made a madras with this base twice now. The first one was great but the second didn't seem to release any oil and then it tasted greasy as if the oil was suspended in the sauce. Anyone know what I could have done wrong? I did use about 50 per cent more base to have more sauce as the first time it ended up a bit dry

Ed

Apart from the extra base did you use any other ingredients in the second attempt? In particular any that could lead to increased emulsification such as coconut powder?
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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #124 on: November 13, 2014, 07:49 PM »
Edwin, try putting a pan lid on and give it a blast on high heat for the last 30 seconds, oil should separate  :)
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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #125 on: November 15, 2014, 09:21 AM »
I'm going to make this later today with pre-ground coriander and cumin.

Would the seasoned curry chefs among us recommend going with with a 1:1 ratio or scale it back to say 2:1 to account for using ground spices instead of whole?

Edited to say:  Nevermind, I found my answer on page 7.  Carry on!

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #126 on: November 16, 2014, 10:50 PM »
Hi guys sorry about the tardy replies but:

SS - no extra ingredients
MA - yeah I will do that as I do when I make CT,s madras

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #127 on: November 17, 2014, 09:06 AM »
I would try watering the base down slightly first

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #128 on: March 26, 2015, 02:12 PM »
I made this base last night and I am really looking forward to trying the Dopiaza!  :) I like the amount of oil as it should give good caramelization. The idea of not using oil in the main curry is a great compensation so that it does not end up too heavy!

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Re: Mick's/Taz's Curry Base Gravy
« Reply #129 on: March 26, 2015, 03:10 PM »
The idea of not using oil in the main curry is a great compensation so that it does not end up too heavy!

Not really as if you use oil to make the curry the base sauce doesn't need to be overly oily so both methods work out equal in the end. And, of course, when the curry is finished you can always spoon off any excess oil that is released (as it will be if cooked properly).
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