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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 TiptonNick » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:20 pm

This recipe is brilliant and the first I made. I was astounded by the results.

You probably know this but consistency is important and you'll probably end up watering down before use. It really does have to be the consistency of milk so the hot pan reduces it. Although there are videos where the base is like gloop. Wallpaper paste even. I guess it's all about coking time and reduction.

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

Post by Cory Ander » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:05 am

Suggest you follow the recipe, as specified, at least in the first instance, reefcat....
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by funroll » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:53 pm

Hopefully gonna make this tonight followed by korma tomorrow and Madras in a couple of days.


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

Post by funroll » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:59 pm

Well there we go, that's done. Tastes like quite a pleasant carrot and coriander soup to me or perhaps just coriander soup!

Onwards and upwards, can't wait for the korma tomorrow (even though it's not really my kind of curry, bit too creamy, but it'll keep the missus happy hopefully).

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

Post by Cory Ander » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:41 pm

Thanks for sharing your results, funroll. Please let us know how you get on with making subsequent curries.... 8-)
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by ernest » Fri May 18, 2018 5:05 pm

I made the base gravy today - I think that it looks good, and tastes quite good as well. I hope to make the Madras curry on Sunday/Monday.
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by pauly » Fri May 18, 2018 5:49 pm

Looks the part earnest, perhaps you would post a pic of your Madras when you make it.

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

Post by ernest » Fri May 18, 2018 6:53 pm

Hi Pauly,

I will post pics - I also hope to cook the simple pilau rice at the same time. I love cooking so posting here just adds to the fun!

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

Post by Bandit » Fri May 18, 2018 9:33 pm

Hi Ernest,

It does look good and I hope that you get good curries out of your efforts, looking forward to seeing your results

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Post by Cory Ander » Sat May 26, 2018 7:15 am

Looking good, Ernie 8-)
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by Danjamuk » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:35 pm

I have tried before to make a base but it wasn't very good, so I think this one is for me to try.

This is my project for a mid week home made BIR.

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Post by johann3s » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:02 pm

I know there is some discussion on whether or not to scale up recipes, but I figured for the base it won't hurt. In my first attempt I tripled the ingredients, and in the meantime it is almost all gone :)
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by aushy » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:26 am

Going to try and make this base on the weekend. Looking forward to it :):

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Post by Cory Ander » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:18 pm

Look forward to your subsequent report, aushy 8-)
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by bertiebasset » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:19 am

I was wondering what a good alternative to green/red peppers would be in this & other recipes as my other half is allergic to peppers? :hmmm:

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Post by Cory Ander » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:26 am

There probably isn't anything which would be a direct substitute, bertie, I'd suggest just leaving them out.
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by bertiebasset » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:52 am

Ok seems sensible to leave them out- it’s a shame as I like them :rolleyes:
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Re: Simple Curry Base (aka Base Gravy/Sauce)

Post by charliebir » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:08 am

Hi, bb,

Welcome. You will enjoy it here.

How about making the base without the peppers as suggested to cater for the allergy?

Then making another batch with the peppers for yourself.

You can then make a comparison(for yourself) to see if there is any significant difference?
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Post by bertiebasset » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:49 am

Good idea charliebir might just do that :greedy:

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

Post by Vindaloser » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:25 pm

Many thanks for the base recipe, I should be able to make it sometime during the week, will report back soon after.

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