Wednesday 15 October 2014

National Curry Week with "The Spice Tailor"

This week is National Curry Week, which is running from the 13th - 19th October. Traditionally, many curries have always been Vegetarian, although in the UK, we tend to add meat and fish to our curry dishes.

Curry Week is a fantastic time to celebrate Indian Cuisine, and indulge in some of the premium curry sauces and chutneys which are available in the supermarkets. Unless you have grown up cooking curry from scratch, it can be tricky to know where to start, and so getting a helping hand from something pre-made can be a great idea.

To celebrate Curry Week, I was sent a selection of sauces and chutni's from The Spice Tailor range, which is produced by TV chef and cookery writer Anjum Anand. Anjum features in the hit BBC2 series Indian Food Made Easy and has a best-selling book of the same name.

As well as the fantastic sauces in the range, I was really interested in the chutney range, which comes in really delicious, interesting flavours I haven't cooked with before, including fruity and sticky Green Papaya, fragrant and zesty Mama’s Lime Chilli Pickle, bright and herby Mint Leaf Chutni, spicy and tangy Tomato, Garlic & Chilli Chutni and roasted and savoury Peanut and Tamarind Chutni.

To celebrate Curry Week, I will be featuring a few different recipes using The Spice Tailor Range this week, starting today with Goats Cheese Beetroot and Papaya Chutni Tartlets, featuring The Spice Taylor Green Papaya Chutney. I know these are not strictly curry related, but they would make a good addition to an Indian themed meal!

I found these tartlets so supremely quick and easy to make. I loved the idea of mixing the green papaya with the chutni to form a paste as the base to place beetroot and goats cheese on, and to give the tartlets a lovely spicy twist. They also tasted absolutely delicious - fruity and yet creamy at the same time. You could also possibly use mango or another fruit chutney to make these.

You can find the recipe for Goats Cheese Beetroot and Papaya Chutni Tartlets here.

Check Back tomorrow for another Vegetarian recipe to celebrate Curry Week

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