This blog was set up in part for Brits in Toronto to find the best curries in the city. That includes restaurants and the kind you can cook yourself at home. But which are NEVER as good as the restaurants. (Ping us if you know different, we’re all ears …)
Spotted The Spice Tailor on the shop shelf and was enticed by the nice package design. Always a sucker for a photo of the person that created the recipe, so did some Googling and found out this product is the result of Anjum Anand’s hard work. She’s a TV chef from the UK, so already bonus points as we all know the best curries come from the UK.
As we’re quite lazy too, we’re very keen on products that take the hard work out of throwing a Ruby Murray together after a hard day at work. The Spice Tailor we tried (Tikka Masala) had three separate pouches included: whole spice pouch, a base sauce and a stir-in sauce. All you have to provide is the meat/seafood and veggies. We also added some more hot sauce because this particular version was quite mild to our palate.
After toasting the spices for about 30 seconds we added chicken (already cooked to save time), added the base sauce and simmered for a few minutes. We stirred in the main sauce and cooked for a further 10 minutes or so. It was really quick and easy.
The final result? A nice, tasty curry that hits the spot but may need some extra hot sauce added to it depending on your taste. We’re keen to try more in this product range and give it a Brits in Toronto 3/5 stars.
Update March 17, 2020
On the advice of Anjum Anand herself (on Facebook but we can’t remember the link so here’s proof she is an actual person) we tried the Fiery Goan Curry tonight which was definitely a notch up in the spice level and, again, flavour was on point.
So we’re happy to upgrade The Spice Tailor to a Brits in Toronto 4/5 stars.