East at Home - Base Gravy for Curries - My experiments

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I'm just running a little experiment using 'East at Home's Base Gravy for currys.  Normally I make all my curries from scratch but I have been impressed by some pre-made base sauces recently so I thought I would keep some notes and find a nice simple recipe to make a quick curry that we both enjoy.

I use olive oil by personal preference, any vegetable oil would be fine.

As this is a quick cheat recipe, I'm using a slow cooker as I can also fry off the onions in it and it saves time and washing up

East at Home - Base Gravy for Curries - My experiments
Calories per serving:1730
Ready in:2 hours, 15 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:2 hours
Recipe author:Chef
First published:12th March 2024

Best recipe review

Nice base sauce for curries


Need to make many more to be sure, but so far, so good.



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  1. Fry the onions for 10 minutes in the olive oil
  2. Cook the dried Puy lentils for 10 minutes in boiling water and drain
  3. Stir fry the chicken pieces for a few minutes
  4. Meanwhile, mix the Base Gravy for Curry with an equal amount of cold water
  5. Add 1 level tablespoon of Mae Ploy Penang curry paste to the Base Gravy for Curry and mix well
  6. Pour the Base Gravy over the chicken and onions
  7. Add the cooked Puy lentil, sweetcorn and peas to the slow cooker
  8. Mix well
  9. Add the coconut milk and 1 tablespoon of jaggery and mix really well
  10. Slow cook for an hour or more

Serving suggestions

Serve with rice, or chips 😆

Chef's notes

  • Use 1 level tablespoon of Mae Ploy Curry Pastes (Penang curry paste) - No more - this is quite peppery
  • 1 tbs TS Special curry powder, 1 tbs normal curry powder (both level) - few non-spicy additions.

Chef's notes

Lamb fillet curry: 1 pack sauce / 1/2 pack water / handfull sultanas / cubed neck fillet / 2 tbs Cock Brand Yellow Curry Paste - pressure cook 45 mins high pressure - cool, fridge. Skim fat, reheat. Fabulous!

Dipping sauce

1 Pack of sauce - wash out with 150 ml water / 12 tbs Taste Sensation Piri Piri powder / 2 tbs Taste Sensation Taco mix / 2 tbs cornflour to thicken

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