“ Type: Sauces „
I was feeling a bit lazy tonight and having got some chicken fillets in the fridge ready to eat I decided to make use of this jar of Asda Good For You Korma Cooking Sauce which has been sitting in the cupboard waiting for just such an occasion when I could not be bothered faffing around cooking something from scratch when there is only the two of us. This ready made sauce contains onion, coconut, almonds and garam masala as the main ingredients including curry paste as well. It is a rather unappealing pale orangy yellow colour in the jar and quite stodgy looking when you pour it out. Using it is easy, I prepare the food in my wok, first heating a little oil and then cooking the chicken for a few minutes after I have cut it up into small pieces, I also added some sliced mushrooms and a couple of chopped up red onions, then you just add the sauce, stir it well in and let it simmer for about ten to fifteen minutes stirring all the time and then serve with some rice. There is a lovely coconut aroma that wafts up as it cooks and it does taste rather nice, it is a very mild curry and there is only a feint hint of spice in it, the dominant flavours are those of a buttery coconut taste with a feint hint of the nuts but this can hardly be detected. At less than a pound this is a nice little back up product to have in the cupboard for those nights when you want a nice meal but with little effort.
In an attempt to reign in my ever expanding girth I decided to start replacing my usual products with low fat and low sugar versions of the same, hence my foray into the 'Good for You' range sold in Asda. At 79p for a 570g jar this cooking sauce seemed like the ideal solution to a tight budget and an even tighter waist band so I swapped my usual Patak sauce for this one. With 109 calories per quarter jar and less than 5% fat I felt my hips sigh with relief as I put the Korma sauce into my trolley alongside some saintly chicken breasts and basmati rice. Described as a "mild and creamy curry sauce with onion, coconut, almonds and garam masala" on the Asda website. I anticipated a thickish sauce. However, I was disappointed. This sauce is very runny and the coconut is overpowering. It also much sweeter tasting than other Korma sauces I have tried. Despite my disappointment though I will be buying the sauce again. My youngest children enjoyed it and with no artificial flavours or artificial colours and the bonus of reduced fat I can't really find an argument against letting them eat it. I will, however, be buying a different sauce for myself and partner. I guess I'll just have to have less of it! For those with specific allergies or dietary needs the ingredients are listed below: Water, Onion (9.0%), Lemon Juice from Concentrate, Sugar, Coconut Milk (3.0%) [Coconut Milk Extract, Water], Single Cream (3.0%) (Milk), Maize Starch, Skimmed Milk Powder, Ground Almonds (2.0%) (Nuts), Creamed Coconut (1.0%), Ginger Purée, Garlic Purée, Ground Coriander, Garam Masala (0.3%) [Coriander, Cassia, Cumin, Allspice, Ginger, Cloves, Nutmeg, Dill, Fennel, Mace, Black Pepper, Chillies, Aniseed], Salt, Lactic Acid, Cumin, Cardamom, Colours (Paprika Extract, Curcumin)