Anyone for a curry tonight?

I don’t know about you but I love a good Indian curry, luckily Monkey seems to like them too.  Once a month some of my girl friends come over for the evening and we order an Indian delivery service – it’s my monthly treat, although I do cook my own curries too.

Always looking to try something new, I was rather pleased when these arrived on my doorstep recently!

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Sharwood's new Indian sauces
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Sharwood’s new Indian sauces

Sharwood’s launched 3 new Indian cooking sauces in April:

Vindaloo – a traditional fiery dish, blends tomatoes and onions with chillies for a spicy sauce that is not for the faint of heart.

Dopiaza – a dark, savoury curry characterised by spicy onions in a rich tomato base

Butter Chicken – a mild, creamy curry mixed with the perfect blend of spices

I thought we’d try Butter Chicken tonight, something I’ve never eaten before as I normally go for a medium strength curry.

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Butter Chicken sauce
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Butter Chicken sauce

I cut up some chicken, red and yellow peppers and mushrooms (I know, not very Indian, but I’m addicted to them) and cooked through in a pan on the hob for a few minutes with a drop of olive oil.

I then added the Butter Chicken sauce and simmered until the chicken was cooked through. Then served with steamed rice (we all love brown rice so I used that) and poppadums.

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Butter Chicken
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Butter Chicken

What did we think?  The sauce was lovely and creamy with a hint of cardamom.  I was concerned that it would be too mild for me, but actually I was pleasantly surprised.  It was very easy to use so great if you want a quick fix meal after a busy day.  Daddy P likes mild curries so it got a thumbs up from him.  What did Monkey think ??

www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Monkey eats Butter Chicken
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Monkey eats Butter Chicken

He loved it – so we’ll definately be eating Sharwood’s Butter Chicken again.

I look forward to trying out the Dopiaza sauce soon as that sounds just my sort of thing.  I am passing the Vindaloo to a friend to try out, who is far braver than me – I know my limits!

The three sauces mentioned are available in all major supermarkets and have an RRP of £1.69 (2013 price).

disclaimer:  we were sent the sauces for the purpose of review, our comments though, remain our own honest thoughts.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

4 thoughts on “Anyone for a curry tonight?

  1. Ooh the dopiaza one sounds nice. We use their balti one a lot with paneer and veg (we are vegetarian). Always mushrooms here too – although I have to pick them out for Xavier as he doesn’t like them.

    1. I know, I’m definately trying that one soon. LOL – same here, Monkey picked all the mushrooms out and gave them to Daddy, but I’ll keep putting them in, just need to cut them smaller and smaller!!

  2. I love your variation of the butter chicken! I cook this dish from scratch but wouldn’t mind a little help with a quick sauce once in a while! #PoCoLo

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