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My first real attempt at BIR cooking

Post by arthurdaley » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:56 pm

Been looking in to this for years and spent the last year reading and watching videos.

Technically my second attempt as I made my first base way to thin and it kept evaporating.

Any comments welcome (go easy on me) :)
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My base
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Chicken Madras
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Chicken Tikka Chaat
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Re: My first real attempt at BIR cooking

Post by Marktheshark » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:45 pm

Hi Arthurdaley, if them currys tasted as good as they looked you sir are a natural!!!, Practical makes perfect mate, keep at it and keep us posted :thumbup:

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Re: My first real attempt at BIR cooking

Post by JalfreziT » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:40 am

Looks super. Professional looking dishes.
They've been cooking on Blue Peter, now they're sampling the dishes,
I don't normally like tomatoes John but this is delicious.

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Re: My first real attempt at BIR cooking

Post by rdu » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:01 am

Looking good.
If you have fun and it tastes good you can't go wrong. Just enjoy cooking, experimenting and of course eating.

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Re: My first real attempt at BIR cooking

Post by Westy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:01 am

You should be pleased with those Arthur :thumbup:

How did they taste ?
A curry can never be ‘too garlicky’ or ‘too hot’ .....

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Re: My first real attempt at BIR cooking

Post by Cory Ander » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:25 am

Looking great, arthur 8-)

Which recipes did you use?
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CA (aka Admin) :)

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Re: My first real attempt at BIR cooking

Post by snoopy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:20 am

looking very professional arthur, Colours look amazing, You got it right there mate :yes:

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Re: My first real attempt at BIR cooking

Post by arthurdaley » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:45 am

Thank you.

I cook a lot so kind of transferring my skills.

Taste: I'd put it as an acceptable curry. I'd class it as above average if I got served it. Which is acceptable for this stage. More experience trial and error is required.

My aim is not really replicate my local BIR more develop a tasty curry that's a little different. Maybe even unique in a way.

Recipe: to be honest I didn't follow any as such. Just stuff I've picked up reading and watching videos. Other than the chaat which I loosely followed CBM as it was to hand.

My base is basically just over a kilo of onions, a carrot, a pepper, small bunch coriander, tablespoon mixed powder, oil, tin of tomatoes and water. I did add a teaspoon of panch phoran fried in the initial oil. Next time I'm going to double the onions as the base seemed to tasty/complicated/rich. I think more of an onion taste will bring out the spices in the making of the dish. The base was good enough to eat on its own!

I made it in the instant pot 45 minutes , added tomatoes and spice, pressure cooked again for 20 minutes, then simmered for 20 minutes.

Thank you to this forum for many hours reading!!!

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Re: My first real attempt at BIR cooking

Post by Rusty » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:59 am

Nice looking food :thumbup:

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

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Re: My first real attempt at BIR cooking

Post by kinota » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:17 pm

For a first attempt that looks like an awesome dish :yahoo:

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Re: My first real attempt at BIR cooking

Post by Bandit » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:21 pm

Hope it tasted as good as it looks

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Re: My first real attempt at BIR cooking

Post by Dragonsfire » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:04 am

That looks awesome!

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