“ Brand: Pataks / Type: Sauces „
When the Lord in Heaven serves Indian, he 'creates' with Patak's Karai!
When it comes to cook in sauces, weekly I buy rather a few of them. I can't make a decent curry sauce up and so I cheat my way to an Indian meal whenever I want a spicy fix.
I love the range of Patak's cook in sauces and they are usually my first choice and not seeing this Karai sauce before I decided to plump for it.
The sauce comes in a clear glass jar which holds 540g of the sauce and it has a pink twist on/off lid to the top of concealing a large hole. On the front of the label I am told that it is Patak's Original 'An Authentic Indian Recipe', Karai, Medium/Hot 'Spicy tomato with tamarind & chilli' and the size is stated as is an at a glance nutritional chart and there is a photograph of a tasty looking curry in a pot on there too. Other information listed on the back of the jar includes being told how to make a curry up using the sauce, a full nutritional chart is given as is ingredients and allergy advice stated and contact details for Patak's foods are given. It's a nice informative jar and I was impressed at how large the jar is and felt the size of sauce is really rather generous.
All you do to use this sauce is to fry off whatever ingredients you want in a curry first in a little oil until browned and cooked through, then tip this sauce over the top of it and let it all simmer for about 15 minutes and serve.
This sauce is a medium hot, thick and rich cook in sauce. This is a sauce made of blended tomatoes, creamed coconut, garlic and lots of coriander. It smells of curry and tastes of it of course although hot and of the tomatoes and the onions and it gives four generous portions. I can't taste the dried parsley within this or the cocoa powder or tamarind listed on the ingredient list but the chilli does give a tingling hotness and all round...I rather like this thick and yummy curry sauce and I wouldn't hesitate in purchasing it time and time again in the future. Interesting sauce being hot and creamy...this is but packed full of flavour!
Nutritional Information Per 1/4 Jar Serving:
Energy: 165 Kcal
(of which sugars): 16.4g
(of which saturates): 1.7g
Available in all good supermarkets etc costing about £1.59 a jar.