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Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

A "Quick Start" for members new to BIR style curry cooking - basic techniques and simple recipes to get you started on your BIR-style curry cooking adventures.
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by Indian_chef@heart » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:05 pm

So simple! Will be giving this a good next time for sure!

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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by Lawsama » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:06 am

Tried making this tonight, my first ever homemade curry base! Extremely happy with the results.

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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by Cory Ander » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:17 am

Well done, Lawsana, please let us know how you subsequently get on with making curries from it (in the relevant threads)....
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by Damocles » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:46 pm

I am lacking in freezer space at the the moment and was looking for a small quantity base recipe. This was perfect :thumbup:

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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by Leon-nelson » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:14 pm

Will give this a try. Been working on a base for the last couple years.
Didnt know about the potato. Generally i found the blending a hassle, but I was told that the end product has to be almost like milk.

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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by konfusius » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:36 pm

So simple, yet so delicious! Just made a larger batch of this and froze it in big ice cube molds (125ml/cube) 2 cubes=1 curry
I've used shallots instead of onions, everything else was unchanged.
Thanks for this useful recipe!

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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by Juzzadona » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:11 pm

May try this first before trying one of the more complex ones!

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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by mapes12 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:40 pm

I've been making batches of this base for a while now. So much so that I don't weigh the ingredients. I know when the proportions of each ingredient looks right. The only thing I've changed is replacing the salt with an oxo veg stock cube. For me, it gives it a slightly more "savoury" edge. I haven't done any other base gravy's as this one works with ever curry I've done and the results are great.
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by Cory Ander » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:12 pm

Glad to hear that, given you initial difficulties and concerns, mapes 8-)
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by geoffg » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:38 am

Hi
You mention you can use a commercial curry powder and I understand you also use commercial curry powder as well as your own spice mix in some curries?
Which commercial curry powder is best to use?
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by pauly » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:03 am

A Madras by East End or TRS would work fine Geoff.

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Post by Cory Ander » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:40 am

Take a squiz at some of the threads in the Chat About Curry Powders/Spice Mixes, Geoff.
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by FlyB0y » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:05 am

Just about to try this one instead of the one i usually use. Will let you know how I get on.
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by James » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:25 am

Hi

I like the simplicity my base is less complex and achievements are good. I trust in simplicity.

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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by Dirtyoldmonkey » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:43 pm

Hi all, I'm getting ready to cook my first base gravy in the next few days,as shown on the beginners guide. Although I'm usually the type of person to go of script and start messing around with recipes, this time I'm going to be strict and stay on the guided path until I learn my way around making a curry from scratch.

Wish me luck!!!

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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by Cory Ander » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:12 am

Sensible decision to avoid deviating from a recipe (at least on the first occasion). Good luck, and please let us know how you get on 8-)
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by Sime » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:18 pm

Just made my first batch of this base gravy. Have whacked it straight in the freezer (in two portions) pending having some time off work to use it! :smile:

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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by Alan » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:48 pm

I love this simple curry base It's so simple to make I have used it for your korma and Madras recipes and both where delicious
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by reefcat » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:23 pm

Been out this morning to search for a stainless spoon, pressure cooker has been cleaned up after years of neglect. So first try of making base in the pressure cooker later today. Going to try 30 mins on the stove at first, than add mix, blend and cook again for another 30 mins or so.

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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by James » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:37 am

Hi coriander, thank you for the opportunity to make this gravy I look forward to having the time to complete your description and easy to follow guide. I also appreciate you informing me there is better gravy is available, For the time being I think this option may suit my needs. :thumbup:

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