When you think of summer, what do you think of? Heading to the beach? Taking a vacation? No school? A few months til Christmas? Haha ok, ok, don’t shoot the messenger!
When I think of summer, I think of heat and not just temperature. I LOVE spicy food! My fiance is one of those people who believe that summer cooking means out of the kitchen and onto the BBQ. I admit, meals on the BBQ are a must-have in the summer but I also like to mix things up from time to time. I like to spice up my kitchen with different foods and tastes.
I was recently introduced to the yumminess of Sharwood’s Indian Cooking Sauces, one of the UK’s most popular brands that is quickly heating up Canadian kitchens.
I typically like to make my sauces from scratch but let’s not kid ourselves here, I’m a busy mom and sometimes you just have to find convenient ways to have authentic dishes.
My experience with canned or jarred sauces, they typically don’t have a lot of flavour or texture. The Sharwood’s Madras Cooking Sauce is fully flavoured, bold, delicious and fiery – perfect for this lover of spicy foods! Being that it was my first time trying the sauce I wanted to keep it basic, I didn’t want to mask any of the flavours in the sauce, so I just sautéed some chicken, poured the sauce on and let it simmer!
Doesn’t it look divine? I honestly wish I could capture the smell and taste to post it for you! I was quite happy with the sauce because if you look closely, you can see the actual bits of onions and tomatoes that are in the sauce. No dried onion powders etc, just authentic ingredients. This particular sauce was too hot for my toddler son and school aged nephew though, so be mindful of that if you are serving it at a family meal.
Sharwood’s Cooking Sauces will definitely become a part of my pantry stash, learn more about the product on their website at www.sharwoods.com.
Here’s the next recipe I plan on trying:
Sharwood’s Tomato Biryani Recipe (20 Minutes)
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 jar Sharwood's Tomato Biryani Cooking Sauce
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes optional
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch chili flakes
- 4 dollops plain yogurt optional
- Heat the vegetable oil in a medium to large size saucepan.
- Chop the tomato into small, fine pieces. Fry in oil for 5 minutes.
- Add Sharwood’s Tomato Biryani sauce and cook for another 10 minutes.
- To prepare the rice, wash the rice in a large bowl of room temperature water. Swirl your hand through the water to remove excess starch. Repeat this process until water runs clear.
- Drain the rice. Fill a medium saucepan with 1 ¾ cups of water and add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
- Add the rice and stir, wait until the water comes back to a full boil. When it boils, turn the heat down low and then cover. Cook for 15 minutes
- Stir the rice into the sauce mixture. Serve with side of plain yogurt and chilies if desired.