banner heading

Introduction See what's new

Note on measurements
All ¼, ½, ¾ & 1 teaspoon measurements etc. are level unless otherwise stated.
Note on chilli powder
Although my recipes refer to 'chilli powder' you can use whatever suits your taste and how hot you like it.  You can also vary the amount you use to suit individual preference. I like to use ®"Deggi Mirch"
To speed up the cooking of take-away curries the high street restaurant developed a style of cooking that has produced a characteristic flavour that has been difficult to re-create at home.
Pre-cooked base sauce, gravy or stock containing onions, ginger, garlic and a selection of spices and other ingredients was created and this along with pre-cooked meats and spice mixes allowed an order to be fulfilled in just a few minutes. This was a closely guarded secret - but no more.
The base sauce is, essentially, a fairly mild, minimally spiced vegetable stock suitable for most of the curry types on offer. This is an essential ingredient in creating the British Indian Restaurant (BIR) taste.
You can read the evolution of my first curry base sauce if you are at all interested, here.
C46 Base sauce
This is my preferred version and should be used in place of whatever a recipe recommends.
Quantity 2400 ml - 2+ hours - significant preparation - 8 single portions.

C40 Simple Fried Base Sauce
The origin of this base sauce is described at the end of the previous Background section.
Quantity 300 ml - 15 minutes - minimal preparation - 1 or 2 single portions

C41 Quick Base Sauce
This was developed to provide a very simple and quick base sauce.
Quantity 1200 ml - 10 minutes - virtually no preparation - 4 single portions

What's New?  Back to Top

Chicken Shorshe - 29.12.22
Chicken Nagaland - 29.12.22
Chicken Baghelli - 22.12.22
Chicken Baluchi - 15.12.22
Chicken Sajji - 06.12.22
Chicken Meghalaya - 01.12.22
Chicken Chhattisgarh - 24.11.22
Chicken Tirpasa - 21.11.22
Chicken Pahadi - 18.11.22
Chicken Sikkim - 18.11.22
Chicken Assam 2 - 18.11.22
Chicken Assam - 02.11.22
Chicken Punjabi Masala - 20.10.22,  Chicken Jharkhand - 18.10.22,  Chicken Jhalfrani - 13.10.22
Chicken Kota - 12.10.22,  Chicken Naga - 25.09.17,  Chicken Solah - 18.09.18