Monday, 30 March 2015

Spice Tailor Chicken Tikka Masala


I recently took part in a BzzAgent campaign to try out the pairing of a Spice Tailor curry with Kingfisher beer.


The Spice Tailor put together packs of spices, pastes and sauces so you can make an easy-peasy super-fast mid-week curry. I love things like this- it seems more authentic/like you're doing some cooking than a jar whilst still being quick and easy.

I chose to go with a classic Chicken Tikka Masala but it would also work with other meats, fish, veg or paneer.


First fry the contents of the spice sachet for a short while. Next, add in the chicken (or whatever you are using) and brown off for a couple of minutes.

If you have time, marinade the meat in the paste, but it's fine if you don't- I didn't and it still tasted great.


Add the paste if you didn't use it as a marinade.


Finally add the sauce and simmer for around 15 minutes or until cooked through. This gives you time to get your rice and/or naan ready!


As well as the sauces and spices, I was sent a naan too. This was a really good quality shop-bought naan. It's never going to compete with my favourite peshwari but it was great for mopping up the curry.



I added a sprinkle of fresh coriander on top and had some mango chutney too.


I was also sent a voucher for money off Kingfisher beer and a cool branded pint glass. This was actually the last one on the shelf so it must be popular. It's quite a large bottle so Edd and I shared it between us. I'm not a huge larger/beer drinker, but straight from the fridge I appreciated how cool, crisp and refreshing this was with a curry.

The curry itself was not too spicy or too heavy on the stomach. There wasn't an over-abundance of sauce and cooking the spices separately gave a good warmth to the dish. I'd definitely recommend marinading the chicken first!

Check out The Spice Tailor website for stockists and more recipe ideas- loving the look of the PLT Sandwich.  http://www.thespicetailor.com/OurCookbook-Original-Tikka-Masala-Recipes

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