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    • deeds
    • By deeds 18th Sep 05, 4:58 PM
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    Making Curry Queens curry - how many onions in 1 KG? (quick if poss)
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    • 18th Sep 05, 4:58 PM
    Making Curry Queens curry - how many onions in 1 KG? (quick if poss) 18th Sep 05 at 4:58 PM
    About 10?
    Is 50g Garlic about a full bulb too?
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 18th Sep 05, 5:13 PM
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    • 18th Sep 05, 5:13 PM
    Ermmmmm hang on a moment .....


    Never weighed garlic before but yes, a largeish bulb would be around 50g (I cheat and keep a couple of jars of minced garlic and ginger for doing this recipe )

    And onions - depends how big they are really but I used 4 large ones yesterday, which according to the greengrocer weighed about 2lb (more or less a kg). When I say large, if I sat on one my hand then it would take both hands to entirely cover it if that's any help? :confused:
    Last edited by Curry_Queen; 18-09-2005 at 5:20 PM.
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    For onions it depends on the size but about ten average plum sized ones will be close and yes, a full bulb of garlic will be about right too
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  • Ted_Hutchinson
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    • 18th Sep 05, 5:14 PM
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    • 18th Sep 05, 5:14 PM
    Only if they are quite small. I've just weighed ours and 6 is just under and 7 is just over a kg.
    Edit: have now weighed the garlic and a whole head of garlic is 50g.
    Last edited by Ted_Hutchinson; 18-09-2005 at 5:17 PM.
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    • By pol 18th Sep 05, 5:15 PM
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    • 18th Sep 05, 5:15 PM
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    • 18th Sep 05, 5:15 PM
    About six large onions are 1 kg, and I'd say 2-3 cloves of garlic are about 50g.
    • deeds
    • By deeds 18th Sep 05, 5:38 PM
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    • 18th Sep 05, 5:38 PM
    Thank you!
    Its cooking away now - well the onion bit is anyway , I'm not a good cook at all I hope it goes ok...

    ETA: another quick question -is it a full tin of tomatoes blended? the can says 440g but 240g drained weight?

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    • 18th Sep 05, 5:44 PM
    I used the whole tin liquid and all and mine came out just fine.

    Curry_Queen should be along any minute now...

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    • By deeds 18th Sep 05, 5:49 PM
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    Thanks!

    The kitchen stinks lol! I'm making Curry Queens dansak, does anyone know if 275mls of the curry sauce is about a teacup amount?

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    • 18th Sep 05, 5:55 PM
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    • 18th Sep 05, 5:55 PM
    I always use a whole tin. If I haven't got a tin of chopped ones handy I use cheapo Lidl's or Aldi's and mash them up a bit. They will cook down so there's no real need to get the processor dirty unless you've already used it for chopping the onions in which case you could give them a very quick whizz.
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    • By Curry Queen 18th Sep 05, 5:58 PM
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    Thanks!

    The kitchen stinks lol! I'm making Curry Queens dansak, does anyone know if 275mls of the curry sauce is about a teacup amount?

    Sorry about this guys!
    by deeds

    I'd say probably a bit more than a tea-cup, but you don't have to be exact with these measurements just use what looks right to you with other ingredients you're using

    Oh, and yes a whole tin of tomatoes, juice and all is fine

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    Thanks!

    The kitchen stinks lol! I'm making Curry Queens dansak, does anyone know if 275mls of the curry sauce is about a teacup amount?

    Sorry about this guys!
    by deeds
    It'll do fine.
    You don't have to be too precise about curries. If you think about it when Indians cook curries initially they wouldn't have had scales and would have done it all by eye.
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    • By squeaky 18th Sep 05, 6:01 PM
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    Thanks!

    The kitchen stinks lol! I'm making Curry Queens dansak, does anyone know if 275mls of the curry sauce is about a teacup amount?

    Sorry about this guys!
    by deeds
    A bit more than that - maybe a coffee mug to within about an inch (2.5cm) from the top. Hang on I'll go check...

    ...

    ...

    ..a coffee mug full to the brim
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    • By deeds 18th Sep 05, 6:04 PM
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    Thanks again!
    I feel like you're all holding my hand through my scary cooking adventure! lol

    5 minutes until the onions are done then I'll blend them - any more tips I need?
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    • By Curry Queen 18th Sep 05, 6:08 PM
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    Thanks again!
    I feel like you're all holding my hand through my scary cooking adventure! lol

    5 minutes until the onions are done then I'll blend them - any more tips I need?
    by deeds

    Yeah, just relax and enjoy it

    Unless you're baking cakes or something, which need to be weighed out and recipes followed to a tee, then you can improvise and experiment whilst cooking although if you're anything like me then you'll stick to a recipe the first time you ever make it and then change it to suit once you know what you're doing
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    • By squeaky 18th Sep 05, 6:08 PM
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    any more tips I need?
    by deeds
    Yep!!!

    Buy some scales
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 18th Sep 05, 6:41 PM
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    I always use a whole tin. If I haven't got a tin of chopped ones handy I use cheapo Lidl's or Aldi's and mash them up a bit. They will cook down so there's no real need to get the processor dirty unless you've already used it for chopping the onions in which case you could give them a very quick whizz.
    by Ted_Hutchinson

    This particular recipe really does need to have the tomatoes and everything blended properly as it will affect the quality of the sauce. A lot of work has gone into perfecting it and although there is room for improvisation in making the actual curries, it's vital to get the base sauce right to start with
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    • deeds
    • By deeds 18th Sep 05, 8:08 PM
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    Well thank you all very much especially Curry queen! That was one delicious curry, though I did have several disasters and I'm now a huge plastic salad bowl down -I put it on the ring then switched the wrong ring on - onion puree started leaking over the cooker I realised what was happening, hauled the bowl off the ring and poured the onion puree into the nearest dish which was a clean washing up bowl , it was only a nightmare cos of the sheer quantity of curry base!
    But it was gorgeous!
    Thanks so much!

    xx
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 18th Sep 05, 8:40 PM
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    Well done you! and I'm glad you enjoyed it

    Sorry to hear of your little disaster though! we've all done silly things like that at some point though I could probably write a book on some of my kitchen disasters over the years
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 18th Sep 05, 8:56 PM
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    I'll leave you a space...










































    ..big enough for starters?
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 18th Sep 05, 9:37 PM
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    Don't be so cheeky

    It was embarrassing enough admitting to my slow cooker disaster!!!
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