Sometimes I feel like a bad blogger. Next year I’m going to be a better blogger! I never tell enough inf . . on some things but on the things no one seems to want to know about, I tell too much.
First, someone asked me if the color in the butter chicken came from tomatoes. I didn’t recall that my recipe had tomatoes and I told her no but when I got the link to the recipe I had used, it does have tomatoes. Sorry! This is the link to the recipe I used until I started buying it in the jar.
From viewing the recipe, you should be able to get an idea about the sauce . . except you probably don’t have a clue about garam masala, which, according to wikipedia, is a spice mix of fairly common spices. I happen to have a jar of it because Chad had used it often when cooking and it got moved with us. The tandoori masala is another mix, which now that I know what it is, I could have made it but I have never found that in the stores. The three cups of heavy cream . . let’s just skip the ice cream that night and call it even!
By going to Patak’s website, you will see all kinds of sauces, relishes and chutneys. The butter chicken is the only one I’ve ever used. The oldest jar in my pantry cost $3.68 in Joplin. The newest jars from Joplin were $4.08. The jars I recently ordered from Amazon were over $5.00 each. But, a very nice blog reader checked Wal-Mart online and found the price there to be about $3.66 each. They will ship free to the store and if you order over $45, it’s free shipping to your house.
Another nice blog reader told me that Patak’s Korma Curry Sauce is great so I ordered that, along with Tikka Masala Sauce and Mango Curry Sauce. And . . I got free shipping to my house!
The bad news is that to get that price, you have to order a case, and I think it’s 6 jars of each so if you don’t like it, that’s a whole lot of sauce! But, if you like it, you’ll thank me.