BIR Base Gravy

(389 reviews)

This is the same base gravy we use in our commercial kitchen. Base gravy is essential if you want to replicate British Indian Restaurant recipes at home.

Our new base gravy pouches will last a month without having to be frozen or chilled with no preservatives or additives, just plain and simple fresh ingredients hand cooked by our expert Indian chefs.

  • No mess, no fuss, just great quality base gravy without having to spend hours in the kitchen
  • Get back your fridge and freezer space, the pouches can be stored at room temperature for a month
  • Also suitable for home freezing, which extends shelf life to 6 months - stock up with our bulk packs
  • Approved by Richard Sayce of Misty Ricardo’s Curry Kitchen, The Curry Kid and Al's Kitchen. Compatible with all their recipes.

Our base gravy comes undiluted and should be diluted with 1 part gravy to 1 part water and heated before using in your curry recipe.

Each 400g pouch makes approx 2 curries


Frequently Bought Together

Base Gravy + Mix Powder British Indian Restaurant
Price for both: £10.98
Ingredients, allergy & nutritional info

Onions, Water, Vegetable Oil, Plum Tomato, Garlic, Ginger, Salt, Tomato Paste, Coriander, Turmeric, Cumin, Chilli Powder, Paprika, Garam Masala, Fennel, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Mace

For allergens see ingredients in bold.

Prepared in a kitchen that handles nuts, sesame and mustard.

Nutritional info

Typical Values*

Per 100g















*As sold

Heating instructions

All appliances vary. These are guidelines only. Check food is piping hot before serving.


  1. Mix 1 part gravy with 1 part water into a suitable pan
  2. Heat on a medium heat for 5-10 mins stirring occasionally until boiling and piping hot throughout and consistency is similar to milk.
  3. Add base gravy as per your BIR curry recipe. For best results use gravy while it is hot.

For curry recipe ideas using the base gravy take a look at our recipes section

Storage instructions
Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Once opened refrigerate and use within 3 days. Do not use if pouch is bloated or leaking. Unused gravy can be frozen for up to one month.
Reviews (389)

389 reviews for BIR Base Gravy

Based on 389 reviews
  1. Martin Sutton (verified buyer)

  2. Stephen H. (verified buyer)

    Been using a combination of The Curry Compendium book, base gravy and mix powder for 6 months now and saved a fortune on takeaways. The receipes in the book are awesome and the ingredients from East at home are so easy to use and store.

    Always arrive on time and we’ll packaged/ protected. This order was actually a Christmas present for friends to convert them too.

  3. Stuart Smith (verified buyer)

    Fantastic. Saves me 2 hours in the kitchen and the washing up

  4. Terry D. (verified buyer)

    This is a game changer, love it and highly recommend it, I have made my own but it is a bit of a faff, will order again and again

  5. Adam O. (verified buyer)

    Perfect for saving valuable time and really accentuates home-made urries

  6. James (verified buyer)

    Good base and so much easier than making your own

  7. Andy T. (verified buyer)

    Great rich flavour.

  8. derek owen (verified buyer)

  9. Alan Carter-Rees (verified buyer)

    A very good base gravy. It’s neutral so you can add spices to your personal taste or recipe. Each packet is enough for 2 people which is ideal if you don’t have room for storage. It has a reasonable shelf life but can also be frozen.

  10. John Burns (verified buyer)

    Just used it for a prawn Bhuna, really enjoyed it, cut out the usual chore of making the base gravy and freezing a load of it, also great value.

  11. Lisa walsh (verified buyer)

    A must have!

  12. John Carr (verified buyer)

    This product is the icing on the cake .

  13. Dan Lyons (verified buyer)

    Excellent quality product

  14. Steve H. (verified buyer)

  15. Howard Millatt (verified buyer)

    Only used once but found it OK

  16. Phil Crabtree (verified buyer)

    Great product and great service

  17. Lee (verified buyer)

    Brilliant product. If you can’t be bothered to make your gravy at home, this pre made gravy makes fantastic curries. Great value for money

  18. Leigh Whittaker (verified buyer)

    Very handy if you haven’t got the room to make and store your own base. Curries taste great.

  19. Mark Holdaway (verified buyer)

  20. Mark Evans (verified buyer)

    Excellent prompt service

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