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quick question about jarred curry sauces and things

charles_sills Sep 2, 2012 06:01 PM

hello everyone. now that i have decided to go back to school, and of course still working, i dont have as much time to make dinners. and i have been having a hankering for some indian food. are there any jarred indian cooking sauces that taste pretty good? i would like to just be able to get some rice cooking, broil up some chicken thighs and maybe some veg, then eat. quick and simple. im esp. curious about the tiger tiger chicken tikka and similar ones found at the world market. thanks alot.

  1. boogiebaby Sep 2, 2012 10:44 PM

    We are Punjabi, and I always have a jar of the Tiger Tiger chicken tikka sauce in my pantry. I use it with chicken or paneer. I do add a bit more chili powder to it as its a bit sweet and i add about 1/4 cup water to thin the sauce but otherwise we really like it.

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    1. re: boogiebaby
      charles_sills Sep 3, 2012 05:09 AM

      perfect! thank you. i will use for sure now.

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      murphlaw152 Sep 2, 2012 07:08 PM

      Do you live near a Trader Joe's? I normally hate jarred curry sauces but they have a jarred green curry sauce that's excellent. I reduce it a little bit, add in a ton of veggies, and spoon it over steamed rice. One of my go-to meals when I don't have time to do any serious cooking.

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      1. re: murphlaw152
        charles_sills Sep 2, 2012 07:28 PM

        sadly, no there isnt a trader joes near me. ive always wanted to go to one. thanks for the tip though.

        1. re: murphlaw152
          boogiebaby Sep 2, 2012 10:46 PM

          The TJ green curry is Thai, not Indian.

        2. jboeke Sep 2, 2012 06:35 PM

          I like Patak's curry paste. It's really more of a wet spice mix than a full sauce. You saute onions and chicken, then put a couple Tbsp. of paste in with a can of tomatoes and let simmer. Lovely! Plus, I get it at my local Kroger so it's easy to find.

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          1. re: jboeke
            C. Hamster Sep 2, 2012 06:44 PM

            Most Patak products are reliably ok if inauthentic and dumbed down.

            1. re: C. Hamster
              charles_sills Sep 2, 2012 06:57 PM

              are there any that you would recommend instead, c. hampster? i see patak in my normal grocery store, so if i cant find anything "better" then i will at least have something decent to fall back on.

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