BIR Base Gravy

(31 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 the 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


Ingredients & allergy information

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.

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.
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 (34)

31 reviews for BIR Base Gravy

  1. Brian Turner (verified buyer)

    Wish I had found this years ago, saves so much time

  2. Lisa (verified buyer)

    Very nice and easy

  3. Andrew Mather (verified buyer)

    Quick shipment and a brilliant product 👌

  4. Chris Mann (verified buyer)

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  6. Gary W. (verified buyer)

    This made my curry like a real restaurant curry! Well done guys

  7. Paul Cox (verified buyer)

    A superb time saver, perfect if you haven’t time to make your own

  8. Jerry Gangadeen (verified buyer)

    The best base gravy to buy, saves a lot of time in preparation. I shall be ordering more

  9. Alan Carter-Rees (verified buyer)

    This is the best ready made base gravy I ever used. It’s convenient and saves so much preparation time. The portion size per packet is just right. It’s neutral enough to allow you to be creative with your own works of culinary art.

  10. Dean T. (verified buyer)

    Excellent.. gives a great bir taste. Mix as instructed and you can’t go wrong. If you’re going to make a balti I’d recommend using akni stock instead of plain water for added aromatics.

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  13. Paul W. (verified buyer)

    Top quality product saving lots of time and restaurant standard

  14. John McGahey (verified buyer)

    Great as always

  15. ROGER S. (verified buyer)

    Ordered and arrived the next day, fantastic service and very authentic

  16. MICHAEL GRICE (verified buyer)

    Brilliant way to cook a BIR curry

  17. Paul Stanley (verified buyer)

    Saves making your own,highly recommend

  18. Ken Yule (verified buyer)

    Been using this Base Gravy for a few months now. Good product, would highly recommend, also excellent customer service from East At Home.

  19. Peter P. (verified buyer)

    amazing product and so convenient. allows you to make a curry in 10 minutes with out any hassle. highly recommend!

  20. S VEYSEY (verified buyer)

    Brilliant product

  21. Gordon Christie (verified buyer)

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  23. Sarah M. (verified buyer)

    Wow just made the perfect curry

  24. Mike C. (verified buyer)

    Great time saving idea, works well with the BIR curry compendium books.

  25. Peter stephenson (verified buyer)

    Awesome base gravy

  26. Justin Chilvers (verified buyer)

    Great easy to use and defrost

  27. William Doyle (verified buyer)

    Glad I discovered this. I cooked a curry as close to a takeaway/restaurant that I’ve every got.

  28. Stephen Bennett (verified buyer)

    Fantastic all round

  29. Andrew E. (verified buyer)

    Glad I found this site was going to try and make my own base gravy but don’t have the time this base gravy makes a great curry

  30. David B. (verified buyer)

    Excellent product which has helped me make a more authentic restaurant curry. Will definitely be buying more and want to try the madras and masala pastes as well! Very quick shippping on produces as well!

  31. Steven morris (verified buyer)

    Nice n easy

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