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Curryfiend's Curry Base

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Curryfiend's Curry Base

Post by curryfiend » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:57 am

(Recipe moved from chat section by CA)

here's how i make my base

10 large onions chopped
150 milL veg oil
1 tsp cumin seed
1 table spoon turmeric
1 tsp spoon garam masala
1 tsp chilli pwdr
1 tsp salt
4 large tomatoes chopped / or 1 can tin tomatoes
1 whole star anise
stick of casia bark/cinamom
water to cover

heat oil , fry casia ,anise,chilli powder, turmeic for a minute
then add all other ingredients and add water until onions are covered , simmer for 1.5 hours then blend

thats how i do it, i find if i cook it any longer than times stated it sweetens it , 1.5 hours is fine for my taste

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Re: Curryfiend's Curry Base

Post by MickyD » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:14 am

Thanks for posting, curryfiend. I'll give this a try after my current batch of base has been used up.

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Re: Curryfiend's Curry Base

Post by seafret » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:16 pm

Thank you for posting curryfiend. How long have you been using this base please?
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Re: Curryfiend's Curry Base

Post by curryfiend » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:03 pm

hi seafret, ive been making my own curries for around 3 years , & this is the only base i knew so 3 years

very excited to see so many alternatives on here , cant wait to try them , only issue i have with some of them is i dont have a pot big enough ;))
not sure how they will scale down , but i'll soon find out i guess !!

oh if your interested here is my mix powder ratio i make (recipe moved to recipe section by CA)

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Re: Curryfiend's Curry Base

Post by seafret » Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:11 pm

Cheers curryfiend. Yes there's certainly plenty of base recipes to try,ranging from the relatively simple to complex. Might be worth experimenting with another base and comparing results.
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Re: Curryfiend's Curry Base

Post by curryfiend » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:26 pm

hi seafret , yeah that's the plan bud ;))

going to try snoops base this weekend & make CA's madras with it , i love a good madras so looking forward to seeing how it turns out & compares to my own


not sure if any you guys do this , but here's a wee thing i do with my chicken, i actually cook it in the base
i add a cup of boiling water to my base and dump the chicken in there and let it simmer away for 15-20 mins , saves me cooking it seperately in another pan

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Re: Curryfiend's Curry Base

Post by Alchemist » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:55 pm

Thanks for sharing your recipe, cf

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Re: Curryfiend's Curry Base

Post by seafret » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:28 pm

Don't think you'll be disappointed. The best madrases I've ever made have been with CA's recipe and snoopy's pro base. Have you seen the precooked ingredients section where there are several discussions about precooking chicken.
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Re: Curryfiend's Curry Base

Post by Greybeard » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:26 pm

Curryfiend,

Just did that tonight with some chicken thighs and a few other bits and bobs , yummy ...
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Re: Curryfiend's Curry Base

Post by curryfiend » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:50 am

thanks for the link seafret, seems that it's nothing new this cooking chicken in your base ;)), here's me thinking it was something only i did ;p


greybeard, were you referring to the cooking ofyour meat in the base? or making my base?

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