QWhy do we need to put the curry sauce mix in block after turning the heat off?
It is to make the curry sauce melt easily and prevent it from forming lumps. When the curry sauce mix is put in boiling water, starchy lumps are formed due to the action of starch of wheat flour contained in roux. To prevent it, turn the heat off and put the curry sauce mix in the mixture a little cooled down.
QThe surface of curry roux (product) is discolored (white, yellow, green, etc.) like a pattern, but is it okay?
There is no problem on quality. When the storage temperature of curry roux (product) is high, the coloring component contained in spices such as turmeric dissolves out into oils and fats, and further grease will float on the surface and solidify, it may look like a colored pattern. Although appearance is different, there is no issue on quality.
QSauce is not thick. What should I do?
A. Simmer thoroughly. If that does not work, add wheat flour mixed with water. Simmer thoroughly. Heat with medium heat until it boils, and simmer with a low heat for 10 minutes or until thickening.
Simmer, stirring constantly not to stick to the bottom.
If the water has reduced too much, add reasonable amount of water.
If the water is obviously too much, such as thin taste, evaporate moisture by further heating, or add roux and heat.
It that does not work, add wheat flour mixed with water. Due to the action of the enzyme (amylase), the starch of the flour, which is the source of the thickening, may be decomposed. If you cook for 20 minutes or more, the function of the enzyme can be suppressed, so thicken with wheat flour mixed with water after simmering.
QStorage method and storage period for curry sauce mix in block after opening
Put it into an airtight container and store it in a refrigerator. Use it within 3 months.
QStorage of cooked curry
Cool the cooked curry and store it in the refrigerator immediately. Cool the cooked curry by transforming it to a shallow container and keep in a refrigerator. Use it as soon as possible. If you leave it at room temperature, it may rot.
QCan curry be stored frozen?
Although it can be stored frozen, there are cases the flavor is altered. You will need to care. Frozen storage has the merit of preventing a rot for a long period, but if it is not sealed well, discoloration may occur due to loss of moisture or scent may be lost. In addition, due to the influence of ice crystals, the texture of the ingredients may be changed or the thickening of the sauce may become rough. Therefore, frozen storage is not recommended.