Chiman’s – The Colonel’s Curry – HOT

by Hot Juan on October 8, 2011 · 0 comments

in Product Reviews

Chimans The Colonels Curry Hot

Chimans The Colonels Curry Hot

Chiman’s was founded by Chimanlal Agarwal in 1990, orginally from Bombay he  set up shop in Barnstaple selling natural foods to the local community. The spice blends started in the shop and allowed people to make there own authentic Indian dishes at home.

The shop has now gone and the business is dedicated to making the spice blends, with over 40 blends in the range, each sachet is designed to create a meal for 4-6 people.  The business is now run by Chiman’s  Sally and Danny Agarwal who share their father’s commitment to creating amazing spice blends to help people make their own authentic Indian dishes with ease.

This products is based on an original 1878 recipe from Colonel Kenney-Herbert

On the back of the packet are some very simple instructions:-

  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil or ghee
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 sachet Chiman’s Colonel’s Curry Spice Blend
  • 1 kg/2.2lb skinned chicken joints (or other meat, fish or vegetables)
  • 300ml/1/2pt water
  • 450g/1lb mixed vegetables of your choice
  • 1 tbsp redcurrant or cranberry preserve
  • 150g/5oz natural yogurt
  • 25g/1oz ground almonds
  • Handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  1. Heat oil or ghee and fry the onions and garlic for 4-5 mins, until soft. Add the sachet of spices and stir-fry for 2 mins.
  2. Add chicken (or other meat, fish or vegetables) and fry until browned all over. Add water, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 mins.
  3. Add vegetables and cook for 20 mins, until tender.
  4. Mix the preserve, yogurt and almonds together in a bowl and stir into the curry.
  5. Cook, uncovered, until the sauce is fairly thick. Scatter chopped coriander over and serve immediately.

Ingredients: Coriander, Chilli Powder, Sea Salt, Turmeric, Fenugreek, Cumin, Ginger, Poppy Seeds, Black Pepper, Mustard Seeds.

Packet kindley provided by www.chimans.co.uk

Our Chiman’s The Colonel’s Curry

Our Chiman’s The Colonel’s Curry

We make our with some chicken breasts, the instructions could not have been simpler, and the resulting curry while  not as hot as I was expecting, tasted great, I think the addition of the cranberry jelly really brings the curry to life, I will be trying this in some of my future currys.

The curry had a distinctly peppery taste, we  don’t know what kind of chilli was used to make this, but I suspect a cayenne was in there somewhere!

At only £1.70 a pack they are excellent value of money, you only have the compare this to the sometimes darn right nasty products we have tried from the supermarkets to see that this is a quality product.. The web site lets you order on-line and could not be simpler, it would be great to see some step by step guides on the site, the Bombay Potatoes is a good start, but lets see some you-tube videos?

Flavour
(8/10)
Heat
(6/10)
Packaging
(8/10)
Value
(10/10)
Overall
(8.5/10)

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