Indian Food At Home (Cheater Style)

I have never cooked Indian food before.  I love it, but have never really tried making it myself.  Well now, that’s not exactly true because one of my favourite recipes out of the Eat, Shrink & Be Merry cookbook is the “Better Butter Chicken” so I guess that counts!

This little genius package caught my eye a little while ago and it’s been in my cupboard waiting for me to give it a try:


That’s right bloggies, that’s all the spices you need to make the Tangy Chickpea Curry!  The downfall of many Indian dishes is that there are so many wonderful flavours and spices, but it can cost an arm and a leg to build your pantry enough to have them on hand and if you don’t cook with them often, they end up not getting used, so this is the perfect solution by Kitchen Guru!


On the back of the package, it tells you what else you need to make the dish (so you can shop while you’re still at the grocery store) and the directions are also on the inside:IMG_7493

AND since I was feeling all “international,” I picked up this package of paste to make Butter Chicken which could NOT have been more simple!


I forgot to take a photo of the instruction and the ingredients, but it was so simple I think all you needed was onions, butter, tomato puree, water, sour cream (I used plain non-fat yogurt and it worked beautifully) and cubed cooked chicken.

The result of both dishes was nothing short of PHENOMENAL! (Served with steaming hot brown basmati rice):


IMG_7503 IMG_7502  Nom nom nom!!!

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