Product Type: Loyd Grossman Ready Meals
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Loyd Grossman Bhuna
Member Name: clara29
Loyd Grossman Bhuna
Date: 02/09/09, updated on 03/09/09 (309 review reads)
Advantages: Depth of flavour and rich tomatoes
Those of you who have read my Patak's Balti sauce review will know that I was far from impressed. Basically I'm a massive fusspot when it comes to food and am even worse when it's ready made. Trouble is there are so many ingredients I don't like I am admittedly a nightmare!
However I do enjoy a curry but it's one of the few things I just can't be bothered to make 100% from scratch. I took a chance upon this Lloyd Grossman sauce in the supermarket a few months ago and I was so impressed I thought I'd write a little review.
Lloyd, famous for his masterchef antics has brought out a range of sauces & soups for the supermarkets. The bhuna always being my curry of choice in a curry house, is the only one I have tried from his range, but the quality is so good that I may be persuaded to try others.
Starting with the basics: a 425g jar costs around £2.09 from Tesco. Nutritionally it's not exactly healthy but could be considerably worse at 94 cals and 7.2g fat per 100g.
I use one jar between 2 people but the portion sizes are rather large, so it could easily stretch to 3.
The sauce is described as mild heat, with juicy tomatoes, fried onions, spices and red peppers.
Upon opening the jar, there is a slight layer of oil at the top which is fairly usual in my experience. Pouring it over chicken (that's what I choose but each to their own) the sauce is a deep red colour and quite thick - you can see the onions but they are thinly sliced and that's one of the things I love about it. Cannot stand great big chunks of onion in my curry!
I always add a squirt of tomato ketchup and some whole cherry tomatoes for extra flavour and leave it to simmer in a frying pan for about 15-20 mins, adding some fresh chopped coriander to serve.
The taste is without a doubt the best curry from a jar I have ever tasted - my curry mad father in law and husband think so too. It's mild tasting, could stand to be a little hotter for my tastes but if you like your curries mild, you wont be disappointed!
The main flavour is unsurprisingly from the tomatoes, it has such richness and depth to it. Although you can't exactly taste strong red pepper I do think it contributes to the overall flavour as do the fried onions. I don't find it overly garlicky either - another of my pet hates :)
So if you are a fusspot like me, or even if you just like a good bhuna you could do a lot worse than to try this sauce, I recommend it 100% and personally think it's the best one available at the supermaket. A right Bhutiful Bhuna!
Thanks for reading x
Summary: Best curry in a jar!!
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