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CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

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

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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc

Post by mishking » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:40 pm

I have been using this base quite a bit recently with good results. I like the simplicity and end result.

The other thing i love is that this recipe doubled up fit's perfectly in my Morphy Richards soup maker, boil and blend in one unit.

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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc

Post by Damocles » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:01 pm

Like you I love the simplicity of this base and keep coming back to it.

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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

Post by charliebir » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:05 pm

I had planned to make steveparadox's "pathia" today.

What I thought I had a container of in the freezer was Vegetable soup, Not Alex Wilkie's base.

Only had a few onions, so something simple instead. Decided to try this one.

Needed to cook some lamb so did both together in the same pot.
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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

Post by Cory Ander » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:57 am

Not sure what you mean by "did both together in the same pot", charlie? Do you mean that you cooked the lamb and curry base together, at the same time? Or that you cooked the lamb, first, then used the same (unwashed) pot to then cook the curry base?

What are the two large lumps in the middle of your second photo, please? Frozen garlic/ginger or creamed coconut? And what is the creamier looking large rectangular lump to the right of those, please? Dried coriander? How did that turn out? :hmmm:

Which spice mix did you use? The result looks a little more green/yellow than I'd expect?
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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

Post by Rusty » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:18 am

Nice idea cooking the lamb under the base 8-) how did it turn out Charlie.

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The best day of the week to prepare onions for a base gravy is a Fryday 8-)

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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

Post by charliebir » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:45 pm

Yes, CA, they were both cooked in the same pot for the same time. Tip taken from Snoopy's post from a while back.

The three lumps were "taj" garlic (2) and ginger (1), still frozen at the time the photo was taken.

Dried corriander was ok, but not a strong flavour . Perhaps i should have used more?

Believe it or not, it was your Spice mix 2, which i always use. i am still using a large batch I made a couple of years ago. Still pungent.

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Yes it does have a green tinge in the photo. Dried corriander was stewing for 3 hours. ???
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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

Post by charliebir » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:34 pm

Decided to re-check the colour.

Its frozen now.

Schwartz corriander has sunk.

Base does not look so green now.

Anyway, the Pathia came out a good colour.

Also remembered to label the containers this time.
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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

Post by Larnie » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:39 pm

Great simple curry base, easier to make than the recipe I used to make and produces a lovely Vindaloo which is my favorate. Thanks CA.

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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

Post by charliebir » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:51 pm

Rusty wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:18 am
Nice idea cooking the lamb under the base 8-) how did it turn out Charlie.

Cheers Rusty
HiRusty,

Sorry to be a bit slow in answering your question.

Both the lamb and base were excellent.

The base got the benefit from the lamb juices and after 3 hours cooking, the lamb was falling apart on my fork. Best lamb I have done!
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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

Post by charliebir » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:25 pm

We were so impressed with this and the Steveparadox Pathia recently that we decided on a repeat.

Cooked the base as before in the same pot as the lamb, but only for the last hour,adjusting water to allow for that already in the pot.
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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

Post by Cory Ander » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:10 am

This base is only cooked for 45 minutes, charlie (and without precooked meat/stock in it). Perhaps you're thinking of another curry base recipe? :hmmm:

PS: Don't you find that precooking your meat in it makes everything a bit greasy?
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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

Post by charliebir » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:53 am

CA,

I used the same recipe (double quantity) each time I made it.
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I had been browsing some of Snoopy's old base posts. In one he made a batch of pre-cooked chicken in the same pot as a batch of base.

Since it was chicken,the cooking time was similar to the base.

It was your simple base recipe I used, because I was short of ingredients, but had enough for a double batch.

Admittedly, the first lot did look a bit greenish. I put that down to using dried corriander.

When my first batch cooled,there was a layer of fat,which I skimmed off.

The lamb in the second batch was well trimmed. There was no fat on the surface, just a sheen caused by the oil.

Agreed that your recipe does not cook both together. What I cooked used your base ingredients.
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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

Post by charliebir » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:22 am

Made another (double) batch this weekend.

No meat in it this time, or corriander.

Looked more like the norm this time. :yes:
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Re: CA's Simple Curry Base (a.k.a. Gravy, Sauce, Garabi, etc)

Post by andrw » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:45 pm

Very nice Charlie, thanks for sharing your results.

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