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Offline haldi

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Re: Anyone tried Julian's base yet?
« Reply #80 on: April 25, 2012, 08:22 PM »
I'm dissapointed too
I rate the Taz and Abduls's recipes
It's worth the money to satisfy my curiousity
But it's no step forward
Perhaps this is a regional difference

It's probably just a good starting point

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Re: Anyone tried Julian's base yet?
« Reply #81 on: May 02, 2012, 09:30 AM »
Hi,
I'm new here and this is my first post.
I made Julians base (the one on youtube) and although I have not put it to use yet it seems to of turned out exceptionally good, more by chance than my cooking skills I hasten to add!

Upon reading through this thread I see some people use the pressure cooker...
For the base I am speaking of, it requires half a litre of oil + one cup of water.
I happen to own a pressure cooker and was considering using it for this base but the thought of cooking oil reaching in excess of 150 Fahrenheit doesn't seem too appealing to me. :-\
Would the lack of oxygen prevent anything major happening, knowing my luck Id probably be on the news tonight for blowing the building up. :'(

Can and should this be done??
                                                  Tom


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Re: Anyone tried Julian's base yet?
« Reply #82 on: May 02, 2012, 10:58 AM »
LOL Tom

I can't answer your question, as I don't know.

But now that you're here. Check out the recipes in the "base" section.

Easy to do in a pressure cooker.
Nobody is perfect, however, being Mancunian is close enough!

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Re: Anyone tried Julian's base yet?
« Reply #83 on: May 02, 2012, 10:31 PM »
Lmao Tom
I did the base recipe as per the curry2go ebook using pressure cooker and same amount of oil and it was fine
I think the water mixed with the oil makes it safe.... It would be dangerous if you suddenly chucked cold water into oil though :)


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Re: Anyone tried Julian's base yet?
« Reply #84 on: May 03, 2012, 03:50 PM »
Thanks for the info,
I will be looking through the wealth of information available on this site.

I'm still not too sure regarding the pressure cooker though...
I will consider it when experimenting with the other bases at some time.
Thanks once again!

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Re: Anyone tried Julian's base yet?
« Reply #85 on: May 03, 2012, 05:19 PM »
Thanks for the info,
I will be looking through the wealth of information available on this site.

I'm still not too sure regarding the pressure cooker though...
I will consider it when experimenting with the other bases at some time.
Thanks once again!

Ive used the pressure cooker to make his 3 litre base no problem, and will do again!

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Re: Anyone tried Julian's base yet?
« Reply #86 on: May 03, 2012, 08:40 PM »
The Presssure cooker it is then... For the next time around!

Just made my first madras, I can only say that I found it a reasonable success for a first attempt, the chicken was very tender as I made it via the marinate and pre cook.
I suspect the base I made was a bit thick but I can gauge it a bit better on the next occasion.

I will try another base from this site for comparison next time when i have used up this batch.


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Re: Anyone tried Julian's base yet?
« Reply #87 on: May 09, 2012, 09:07 PM »
Hi all, thought i would give you my feedback on julians base, i tried the bangledeshi (sp) base and i must say it turned out brilliantly. The big key thing for me was the consistency of the base. I managed to get it to a fairly milk flow and it looked and tastes great.

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Re: Anyone tried Julian's base yet?
« Reply #88 on: May 09, 2012, 10:45 PM »
Done this base on saturday, i cooked on low for 3 hrs but still couldnt get that vinegary smell, i cooked a madras tonight and gotta say its the best curry i have cooked so far and probably better than some bir's, i was well happy.

I didnt use seasoned bhaji oil but i did use oil that i skim off from oily take away dishes and store in a pot in the freezer(only about 50ml), not sure if this made the difference.

Aslo used a tea spoon of mango chutney in the madras and this made a good difference to sweetness.

On the whole i think this is a good base sauce, i did sieve the sauce aswell and got a very good texture by blending for a very long time.

Fishy

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Re: Anyone tried Julian's base yet?
« Reply #89 on: May 09, 2012, 10:47 PM »
Good to hear you guys are having some success with it.  I can't complain about my two chicken jalfrezis i've made using it to CBM's recipe either ;D
So singe baby singe, the curry's getting better ..........


 

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