It’s no secret that Mr W and I love a curry. He’d happily spend an entire day in the kitchen making one for us, but sometimes we don’t have that time. That’s where Desi Gourmet come to the rescue.
Desi Gourmet make quick and easy curry kits. You might think they might be like some of those curry kits in the supermarkert packed with sugar and salt. But the good news is they actually work with Diabetes Trust to keep the sugar and preservatives down in their kits. They are also gluten free and suitable for vegetarians, perfect!
We got three Desi Gourmet kits to try, the Barburchi, Saag and Rogan Josh. Overall I was really impressed with how easy they were to make. So I wanted to make sure I was going to serve them with something as equally as simple, but healthy too.
I love pilau rice, but frying rice isn’t necessarily the healthiest of things. So my Pistachio Rice involves cooking the onion in the stock with the rice and tumeric. My Spiced Sweet Potato is a twist on Bombay Potatoes, but I used far less oil than normal when I fried them.
- 1 Red onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 200g Wild and basmati rice
- 400ml Vegetable stock
- 50g Pistachios, chopped up (I used my spice blender)
- Ground peppers to season
- Put the onion, tumeric and rice in a non stick pan, heat on medium until fragrant.
- Pour in the stock, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat.
- Cover and cook for 15 mins until the rice is tender.
- Remove from the heat, stir through the pistachios and some freshly ground pepper before serving.
The recipe kits are based on traditional recipes and are aimed to make life easy. With a little bit of prep they can be on the table in 30 minutes or so. Once the main bit of the kit is done it actually gives you time to prepare your side without too much to worry about! Always good.
- 4 Sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tsp Garam masala
- 1 tsp Tumeric
- 1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
- Boil the potatoes for 10 minutes, then drain and leave to steam dry in a colander for few minutes.
- Heat the oil in non-stick frying pan.
- Mix the spices in a small bowl with a little bit of water to make a paste.
- Put the spices in the warm oil and stir until fragrant.
- Add the potatoes into the frying pan and stir on the heat for 10 minutes. Make sure to flip over every couple of minutes so they don't burn.
- Stand to one side to cool for a bit before serving.
What’s your go to accompaniment for curry? Would you give the Desi Gourmet kits a go? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. I received the Desi Gourmet Kits. As ever all words, photos and opinions are my own.