Pestle - 3 pack of The British Curry kit with meats
We're proud to offer this 3 pack of curry pastes with meats to make the ultimate easy cook weekday dinners.
The kit is complete with the 3 pastes from our British Curry range and our recommendation of meats to cook with them, just add a few tablespoons of yogurt and a naan bread.
Contains 500g diced lamb, 1 packet of Pestle Korma paste
You need: 1 heaped tbsp yogurt (dairy or non dairy)
Add paste and water to pan and bring to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes before adding lamb
Loosely cover and cook for 60 minutes until tender
Remove from heat, then gently stir through yogurt
Useful tips: Stir frequently and add water if sauce thickens too quickly, Remove lid for last 10 minutes of cooking time. Allow to cool for a few minutes before adding yogurt to avoid splitting.
The famous ‘Brindian’ Korma, safe for even the novice to try - a perfect marketing tactic for restaurants to create a range to suit all heat palates. This sweet, creamy curry made with coconut milk or cream is a firm favourite but the British version couldn’t be further from its origins.
Korma is an adaptation on the Urdu name Qorma, meaning ‘to braise’ - the dish originates from Moghul rulers and can be traced back as a banquet dish in the 16th century. This curry is rich, can be served alongside various meats or vegetables and would usually be medium heat but can vary. Said to have been served at the inauguration of the Taj Mahal by Shah Jahan, this dish now has many variations and styles across the subcontinent.
This paste is made of warming spices such as mace, cinnamon, coriander and cumin combined with yogurt for a luxurious celebratory dish.
Contains:500g diced beef, 1 packet of Pestle Vindaloo Curry paste
You need: Simply 250ml water (adjust to tastes)
Add paste and water to pan and bring to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes before adding meat
Loosely cover and cook for 60 minutes until tender
Remove cover and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes to thicken sauce
Useful tips: Brown meat before adding to the curry. Stir frequently and add water if sauce thickens too quickly,
‘The hottest curry on the menu’… this British adaptation has created a fiery tomato based curry, often with fresh and dried chillies and definitely not one for the faint hearted.
In India, this dish traces back to Portuguese explorers in the 15th century who introduced ‘carne vinha d'alhos’ traditionally meat cooked in wine vinegar and garlic. The dish was adapted to local conditions - with no vinegar, they used palm wine and added local ingredients like tamarind, black pepper, cinnamon, and cardamom. Chillies arrived with Vasco De Gama in 1498, eventually replacing or complimenting black pepper as a source of heat in Goan cuisine.
This Goan version is hot, but the flavours of dried aromatic spices such as roasted black cardamon, kashmiri chillies and pepper with tangy vinegar & tamarind create a delightful, fiery and aromatic curry.
CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA
Contains:500g diced chicken, 1 pack of Pestle Tikka paste
You need: 400ml passata, 50ml cream (dairy or non dairy), 30g butter (optional)
Brown chicken in a dry pan for a few minutes
Add paste and passata & bring to a gentle simmer, cover and cook on a medium heat for 30-40 mins
Remove from heat and gently stir in cream and butter (optional)
Useful tips: Stir frequently and add water if sauce thickens too quickly. Allow to cool for a few minutes before adding cream and butter to avoid splitting.
There are a number of theories surrounding the origins of this dish, the most widely believed is that this British dish was created in Scotland in the 1970’s by a Bangladeshi chef who added a creamy tomato sauce to spiced marinaded chicken after a customer complained the dish to be too dry. Whatever it’s history, this distinct and blatant fusion of British and Indian tastes makes it the most popular curry dish in the UK.
The origins of tikka date back 5000 years to the Mughal Dynasty. This popular tandoori meat was later adapted to the Murgh Makhani by Kundan Lal in Delhi, Northern India which bears an uncanny resemble to the nations favourite curry.
This paste is blended with warming spices such as cardamon, fennel, mace and cinnamon with caramelised onions, garlic and ginger to create an indulgent curry that will be a hit with all the family.
Minimum order is £50. Orders from £50 to £85 will be subject to a £5.99 delivery charge. This is our launch offer which we have extended due to the current lockdown. Our regular shipping charge is £10.
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