“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cooking Sauce / Food quality: Organic food „
Before I start writing this review properly I feel that I must stress that the link for this review is slightly wrong. It shouldn't be but it is so to make it clear I am not reviewing the organic variety of the sauce, just Asdas own sauce which is 92p a jar currently in their stores.
The glass jar holds 570g of the sauce, has a label around its middle and a black twist on/off lid to the top of it concealing a large hole. On the front of the jar there is a a chicken tikka and rice meal shown and we are told that it is Asda Tikka Masala Cooking Sauce, that it is mildy spicy and free from artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat. On the back of the jar other information listed includes ingredients and allergy advice being stated, the is size is stated, we're told how to use the sauce, there is a full nutritional chart displayed and contact detials for Asda are given. Nice enough, large jar this is.
The Sauce Itself:
You can use this sauce either in the cooker with meat/fish and/or vegetables or on the hob...its up to you. Either way you choose you simply fry off the ingredients you are using first then add this.
The sauce is orangy coloured with visible dried coriander running through it. When I emptied this into my saucepan on top of some chicken and onions (I add onions to loads of things lol) I was a bit concerned by its consistency as to me I think it is a little bit too runny and although I left it to simmer for half an hour (the reccomended time is 20 minutes) I didn't feel that the sauce thickened all that well and it did slide off the ingredients I used...sort of.
Flavourwise I found this to be simply ok. Decent enough quality, very tomatoey with a hint of garlic and ginger, it was simply a rather smooth sauce. It smelt like some sort of curry, gave plenty of sauce and was flavoursome but to me the runniness of this wasn't all that great and was a bit off putting.
Rather plain and you can tell its a cheap product in my opinion I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase this again as it missed a certain tanginess I'm used to with tikka sauces!
Only available in Asda stores.