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|Nick, on 30/10/2016 02:19pm|
Hi, if I'm using tinned tomatoes, which are already cooked. Do I still need to cook the masala until the oil separates? I'm assuming that cooking the masala until the oil separates is to make sure that the tomatoes are properly cooked.
|Mamta, on 30/10/2016 09:55pm|
No, it is not to cook tomatoes. Tinned ones are already cooked. It is to cook the spices to a point where they release their flavours.
|Helen Bach, on 31/10/2016 12:26am|
I would say it is the point beyond which the emulsion breaks down, and it is very easy to end up with a very oily product, with little or no water. Certainly, the oil will contain most of the flavour, but it needs to be evenly distributed throughout the sauce/gravy.
|Nick, on 31/10/2016 08:05pm|
Thank you for your advice. I will make sure to cook the spices well in future.
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