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Curry sauces that aren't full of onions?
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Old 09-04-2012, 6:59 PM
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Default Curry sauces that aren't full of onions?

Me & OH often buy curry sauces (Think pataks)
However they are always full of onions and other such lumps which I can't stand!
Can anyone suggest any jars that are readily available and aren't full of lumps?
We normally eat Korma, Tikka Masala & Balti.
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Old 09-04-2012, 7:08 PM
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Aren't curry sauces meant to have lumps in? They are just the sauce that coats all the ingredients that are in a curry , lots of meat vegs etc.. if you don't like the lumps I think you'll have to sieve it but I don't see the point of curry without the other ingredients to give it texture and flavour.
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Old 09-04-2012, 7:09 PM
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Not jars, but sachets.
Home Bargains have Indi Grand sauces @ 4 for 1 (120g packs).
Bought the korma and balti ones and a couple of stir fry sauces and hubby tried the korma one last night and said it was nice.
May be worth a try at little cost??

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Aren't curry sauces meant to have lumps in? They are just the sauce that coats all the ingredients that are in a curry , lots of meat vegs etc.. if you don't like the lumps I think you'll have to sieve it but I don't see the point of curry without the other ingredients to give it texture and flavour.
They may do, but I don't like them, I do normally sieve it, but I'm hoping to find a sensible alternative. I find the sauce itself flavoured enough without the extra ingredients.
And of course it may give it extra texture or flavour, but it's pretty pointless if you don't like the extra textures or flavours like myself?
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Not jars, but sachets.
Home Bargains have Indi Grand sauces @ 4 for 1 (120g packs).
Bought the korma and balti ones and a couple of stir fry sauces and hubby tried the korma one last night and said it was nice.
May be worth a try at little cost??

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I think we've just had a home bargains open in our town centre, I've been meaning to look anyway so I'll have a hunt for these! Many thanks
Any other suggestions? x
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We use the packet Colmans chicken curry sauce mix that I mix with milk to give it a creamer taste. No lumps and you can add onions if you wish
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We use the packet Colmans chicken curry sauce mix that I mix with milk to give it a creamer taste. No lumps and you can add onions if you wish
Hm, Is it a specific curry or just generic curry?
And I hate onions, Thus starting this thread.
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I tend to buy Curry pastes rather than sauces. Have a good flavour. My favourite brand is Pataks, hard to beat imo. Perhaps try the paste instead of the sauce? I've never found lumps in mine.
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I buy the jars to save time and effort so sitting and blending them seems a little counter productive,
I do have a handblender so I may well do,
I have a thing against lumpy food so it would have to blend to a completely smooth consistency, I wonder if I could manage to get it to the right consistency?
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I tend to buy Curry pastes rather than sauces. Have a good flavour. My favourite brand is Pataks, hard to beat imo. Perhaps try the paste instead of the sauce? I've never found lumps in mine.
I always wondered about these, What do you do with these? Add extra ingredients or paste ready to serve? Would definately consider these!
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Hm, Is it a specific curry or just generic curry?
And I hate onions, Thus starting this thread.
its a curry mix that you mix with milk quite easy really
if you dont like onions then dont add them but the packet says they are optional but you obviously need to add chicken or is that too lumpy too
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I always wondered about these, What do you do with these? Add extra ingredients or paste ready to serve? Would definately consider these!
a paste you normally have to add cream or milk
i am sure there are instructions on the jar
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its a curry mix that you mix with milk quite easy really
if you dont like onions then dont add them but the packet says they are optional but you obviously need to add chicken or is that too lumpy too
I'm fine with chicken lumps, it's the veggie lumps that creep me out
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Pastes usually require you too add tomatoes but I use passatta which means no lumps.
Pastes work out cheaper anyway
What works out cheapest is getting a curry powder mix from ethnic sections in supermarkets or ethnic food shops. I got some mild madras mix from asda for 60p. Its got at least 5 curries between me and fella. All you need to add is passatta and meat
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I agree with you about onions OP. Apart from soups (which get blended) I avoid them at all costs, but know that when Indians make curry they don't just soften the onion, they cook it throughly so it just melts by the time other ingredients are added. These ready made and balti-house jobs are no substute for the real thing. Failing that, use a Pataks curry paste as opposed to the jarred sauce.
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Pastes usually require you too add tomatoes but I use passatta which means no lumps.
Pastes work out cheaper anyway
What works out cheapest is getting a curry powder mix from ethnic sections in supermarkets or ethnic food shops. I got some mild madras mix from asda for 60p. Its got at least 5 curries between me and fella. All you need to add is passatta and meat
Hm, very good idea, Obviously for tomato based curries, I can definately see how it would be cheaper, x
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I agree with you about onions OP. Apart from soups (which get blended) I avoid them at all costs, but know that when Indians make curry they don't just soften the onion, they cook it throughly so it just melts by the time other ingredients are added. These ready made and balti-house jobs are no substute for the real thing. Failing that, use a Pataks curry paste as opposed to the jarred sauce.
Thank god there is someone else who hates big chunks of onions haha I don't really mind the taste of onion, it's just chunks of onion that bothers me, I am very much considering just switching to paste after advice on this thread
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Curry powders and make your own?
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Try supermarket value brands, you won't see any scary vegetables.
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