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CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

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Having tried this recipe, how would you rate it (on a scale of 1 to 5)?

1. Very Poor (I would prefer a curry out of a jar)
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2. Poor (worse than most British Indian Restaurants)
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3. Good (as good as many British Indian Restaurants)
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27%
4. Very Good (better than most British Indian Restaurants)
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38%
5. Excellent (up there with the best British Indian Restaurants)
9
35%
 
Total votes: 26

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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by Cory Ander » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:39 am

Yes, you say that quite often, but it would be great if you could let us know how you get on....... :tongue:
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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by British Indian » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:53 am

Made a batch of this yesterday and cooked a few curries. I had been experimenting with bases largely based on the Glasgow base.

I stated a couple of years ago that I was finished with experimenting after “re-finding” this recipe as this is the best base around, and once again I find I have come full circle. I will probably go astray again, but felt I must re-iterate that this produces fantastic curries from Korma right through to Vindaloo and beyond.

As jimjibe stated it smells lovely and tastes pretty good too as far as base gravies go. It is almost edible as-is.

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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by pauly » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:40 pm

What mix powder are you using BI, either of CA's or your own ?

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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by British Indian » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:44 am

CA mix powder 1 and occasionally Litllechillies powder.

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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by pauly » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:00 pm

Okay thanks BI.

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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by British Indian » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:43 pm

No probs. I used to use Julian’s original mix powder when in business. All 3 give great results in my opinion.

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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by Damocles » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:36 pm

I made this curry base this afternoon to use in tonights dinner and also because I am making a curry for friends next weekend.

I used it tonight in a Pathia with pleasing results and will definitely make it again.

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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by VindalooLeif » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:39 pm

Is there any bitterness in this gravy what so ever?
I need to succeed just for once because at the moment i am close to give up my dream to create curries :(
The failures is impossible to count..

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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by Cory Ander » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:31 pm

No, there shouldn't be any bitterness, Leif. Why not try it and let us know how it goes?
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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by Theunisse » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:41 pm

This is still my go-to Base Gravy recipe and is always reliable. Yet to try your updated recipe with potatoes however.

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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by chilli66 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:43 pm

Good to see that this old favourite is still getting the respect it deserves. :thumbup:

Following my return to BIR cooking i will be using this base as it became my default back then. What i hope to experiment with is "Spiced Oil" and maybe some different additions at the curry cooking stage......maybe this is where the elusive last 5/10% is, who knows?

Pete.

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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by AndyRobinson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:21 pm

Making up a new batch of this now. Added a few dried birds eyes to the mix, and about 200g of baby potatoes to see how it fairs.

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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by pauly » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:50 pm

What's your thinking behind adding 200g of potatoes to a base gravy AndyRobinson ?

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Re: CA's Original Curry Base (aka Gravy, Garabi, Sauce)

Post by Cory Ander » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:36 am

What's your thinking behind changing the recipe (at least in the first instance), period? They are pretty significant changes which are likely to have a pretty significant effect.
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