I got to thinking about Patak's
curry simmer sauces today.
Any mixed food with a vegetable in the first 3 ingredients
is likely to be healthy. As a general rule, you want to see whole foods in the first 3 ingredients. (I consider water okay too. It may not have nutrients but is unlikely to be harmful.)
Patak's Tikka Masala Curry Simmer Sauce (water, onion, tomato)
Patak's Butter Chicken Curry Simmer Sauce (water, onion, tomato paste) [Easy Egg Curry
Patak's Jalfrezi Curry Simmer Sauce (water, red and green bell peppers, onion) [Hawaiindian Curry
Patak's Roghan Josh Curry Simmer Sauce (water, tomato, onion) [Easy Roghan Josh
Patak's Dopiaza Curry Simmer Sauce (water, onion, tomato) [Easy Mutter Paneer
We usually make the Tikka Masala with chicken chunks. Considering that there is also vegetarian tikka
, I'd like to try it with mixed vegetables in addition to the chicken chunks.
Tasty but less healthy:
Patak's Korma Curry Simmer Sauce (water, sugar, desiccated coconut)
I'm surprised by how trashy this korma recipe is, considering how healthy the others are. Real korma is based on nuts
without added sugar. WTF even.
Then I found this korma recipe
that is primarily onions, tomatoes, and coconut milk pureed in a blender. I am strongly tempted to try it, and will probably create my own version as I doubt it needs a whole damn can
of coconut milk. One blob is enough to moderate the Jalfrezi, and then we have to do something else with the rest of the coconut milk, so if we could get this to work it'd be a nice match. Hmm, nuts or nut butter
... I wonder if we could make a korma with Nut'n'Seed Butter
Not worth eating:
Patak's Mild Curry Simmer Sauce (water, red bell peppers, raisins)
We tried this with eggs and potatoes, but we didn't care for the sauce. All we could taste were the bell peppers. :P But if you like bell peppers, it's worth considering.