I recently attended the launch of an award-winning range of Indian food called The Spice Tailor, created by the world-renowned celebrity chef Anjum Anand. Anjum is wildly known for her BBC TV program, Indian Food Made Easy and her cookery books (eight in total). Her books won the Gourmand award for the best range of cookbooks in 2016. The most recent book ‘I Love India’ is beautifully illustrated and has a phenomenal array of recipes including the instructions for creating her mouth-watering sauces.
Originally from London, Anjum, has an extensive culinary background initiated by her Punjabi-born parents and enhanced by her international experience in restaurants like the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, the Café Spice in New York and the Park Royal Hotel’s Indian restaurant in New Delhi.
Her love of Indian home cooking has been the inspiration for her line of sauces and lentil curries, called The Spice Tailor. She uses only the freshest ingredients with no preservatives or additives. The depth of flavour she creates in the slow cooking of her dishes is outstanding.
Having tried many of her dishes at the launch, I decided to try the packaged products myself and recreate her amazing food. First off, the packaging, it’s simple, attractive and spells out the 3 easy steps needed to produce the end product. Each of the four sauces items – Delicate Korma Curry, Original Tikka Masala, Classic Butter Chicken and Fiery Goan Curry – come with 3 pouches which contain a whole spice blend, a base sauce, and the final sauce.
I tried the Classic Butter Chicken – amazing, the best Indian dish I’ve ever created. The flavours and aroma are heady, the dish itself is lighter and more delicate then I expected.
You only need to add an ingredient of your choice when using a Spice Tailor sauce, either skinless boneless chicken, lamb, pork, paneer, seafood, or vegetables. I used chicken in the Classic Butter Chicken.
I’ve tried a lot of jarred Indian sauces as well as several kit curries – this is one of the best. They are healthy, quick and easy to use.
Here’s the recipe for Anjum Anand’s Spice Tailor Classic Butter Chicken
The Spice Tailor is sold across Canada in the following stores:
- Sobeys Ontario
- Urban Fresh Ontario
- Select Foodland Stores Ontario
- Select Federated CO-OP stores in Western Provinces (Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC)
- Calgary CO-OP – Calgary and vicinity
Note: Recipes were supplied by Anjum Anand and The Spice Tailor.
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