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#1 saqibfst

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:57 AM

Hi All

we are manufacturing RTE frozen curry like chickpeas curry . the curry become very thick when we reheat in microwave to eat . we have lots of complaints from out customer that when they reheat in microwave the liquid part of the curry become dry.

Need your feedback

 

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saqib



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:46 AM

Hi All

we are manufacturing RTE frozen curry like chickpeas curry . the curry become very thick when we reheat in microwave to eat . we have lots of complaints from out customer that when they reheat in microwave the liquid part of the curry become dry.

Need your feedback

 

regards

saqib

 

Hi Saqib,

 

Have you tried adding more water to the sauce?

 

Regards,

 

Tony



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:19 AM

hi tony

we did not add more water yet. i think it would alter the recipe (like taste ) or spice in curry



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:26 AM

Saqibfst,

 

I think it's obvious that your recipe has to change if you are having complaints about the product being too dry when reheated.  The microwave is taking the little remaining water and using it to cook the product but in doing so the water level remaining within the product is so low it's thicker than your customers want it to be.

 

Basically you need a higher level of retained water in the food before it's microwaved... Tony was suggesting that the easiest way to do that would be to... add more water.  There are other ways like looking at the other ingredients to see if any of them are reducing the product water content more than you need and reducing that instead.  That could be a stabilizer or some of the other dry ingredients.


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