Let’s start this completely biased review by saying one thing: no curry sauce in a bottle, tin or packet WILL EVER be as good as being freshly prepared from scratch in an Indian restaurant.
But …. some come quite close and do the job when you don’t want to go out or feel like something quickly prepared. I think that Wildly Delicious Butter Chicken fits the bill.
I found it in Pusateri’s for $7.99, not bad for the size of the bottle. It’s not huge but goes a long way once you add it to the frying pan with some chicken (or veggies). I like to use any kind of curry sauce just as a starter kit, so added some onions, extra garlic, extra ginger and tomatoes.
For once — and this is rare for me — I didn’t add any extra spice. If you’re a regular reader of this blog (thanks mum) you’ll know that I usually like to ramp up the heat levels to at least three nose-blowing tissues … but feel that Butter Chicken is best enjoyed as a subtle flavour, so left well alone for this one.
The sauce is nice and silky but I just added a little water to the bottle, shook it and poured the rest in as some stuck to the inside and I wanted every little buttery chickeny drop!
The flavour was really very good. If I closed my eyes while eating and drowned out the Real Housewives of Beverley Hills on the TV, my cat meowing and the ping-ping-ping of my work-from-home e-mail, I could just have been in a real Indian restaurant enjoying Butter Chicken. The taste was very close.
Embarrassed to mention it does say “feeds 3-4” on the bottle and I honestly was going to save some for lunch next day, but it was so good I just couldn’t stop.
Definitely on my list again and I give this a Brits in Toronto 4/5 stars.