Devils Dynamite has a range of 5 different spicy pastes ranging from the mild coconut to the devilishly hot explosive which we reviewed recently here . The Salvin family have been making these pastes in one form or another since 1998 and selling the since May last year. This review is for the Tandoori Twist Paste
These pastes are available in a small 65g jar and a large 170g jar. All the pastes come in a hexagonal jar with a different colour label, giving a clear indication of which is which. The logo is simple and looks very professional.
The paste visible through the glass is a deep red, thick in consistency with no other ingredients visible apart from the pureed Scotch Bonnet Chillies which are the main ingredient. Once the lid is off, the aroma drifting out of the jar is very intense, I do not need to put my nose near the jar to smell the ingredients and I can almost pick them out individually, the Tandoori, fresh ginger, fresh coriander and lemon juice especially. The aroma is so good, it makes my mouth salivate so in goes the spoon.
Fresh Scotch Bonnet, Chilli Powder, Tandoori BBQ Powder, Fresh Ginger, Fresh Garlic, Lemon Juice, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Fresh Coriander
Jar kindly supplied by Devil’s Dynamite
Baring in mind that this is not a product designed to be eaten straight from the jar, I still want to taste it in it’s “raw” state. As soon as the paste hits my tongue I am greeted by an explosion of flavour, wow! The heat is there and creeps up on you, and almost catches you out while taking in the indian spices and freshness of the ingredients. The lemon adds a great depth and almost tastes more like Lemongrass.
On the Devils Dynamite site, there are various recipes for each of the pastes in the range, one very simple recipe for this paste is as a dip, mixed with creme fraiche. Not having any in the house I settle for the less healthy mayonnaise, and create a very tasty dip or addition to a salad.
This can be used as a marinade for any meat to give it that Indian twist, and would give any dinner guest the impression you had made it yourself that day.
The paste can be purchased directly from the Devil’s Dynamite website. The smaller 65g jars can be bought as a set for £12.00 and the larger 170g jars are available individually for £5.50, which is good value as a little goes a very long way.