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!
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.
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.
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 ??
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.