Patak's Mild Tandoori Curry Paste £1.20 at Tesco
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Patak's Mild Tandoori Curry Paste £1.20 at Tesco

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Found 8th Oct 2014
It's down from £1.80 @ Tesco, but more expensive in other stores. With it being a paste it goes a lot further than a cooking sauce. There's a little bit more messing around, chopping onions and adding tomatoes, but the results are well worth it in my opinion. The addition of chilli can turn this from a mild paste into whatever intensity you wish too.

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I used to live overlooking the rear of a curry house, they frequently had several empty catering size jars of Pataks curry sauce there. So it's as good as you'll get in an average curry house - nowhere near a decent one that cooks things from scratch though.

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M_z

I used to live overlooking the rear of a curry house, they frequently had … I used to live overlooking the rear of a curry house, they frequently had several empty catering size jars of Pataks curry sauce there. So it's as good as you'll get in an average curry house - nowhere near a decent one that cooks things from scratch though.


I agree. However, I once had a go at making a curry from scratch. Toasting seeds, grinding stuff with a pestle and mortar and all the other pa-lava . I did have a decent curry by the end of the day but, I had literally lost a full day of my life buying, prepping and cooking. I'd happily grab a ready made paste than go through that mess on again!

tried the masala and its lovely. little bit more effort for really good tasting result

M_z

I used to live overlooking the rear of a curry house, they frequently had … I used to live overlooking the rear of a curry house, they frequently had several empty catering size jars of Pataks curry sauce there. So it's as good as you'll get in an average curry house - nowhere near a decent one that cooks things from scratch though.



Pataks is not independent any more, their consumer product brand was bought by Associated British Foods, whilst their professional food services arm which supplied restaurants/take-always is a different operation marketed by Unilever/Knorr and also Pataks Partners run from Enfield in Middlesex. So I'm not sure consumer and restaurants use the same stuff exactly.

But more to the point, this is good stuff and is a good price for the paste product, not to be confused with the sauce jars which can be cheaper.

androoski

Pataks is not independent any more, their consumer product brand was … Pataks is not independent any more, their consumer product brand was bought by Associated British Foods, whilst their professional food services arm which supplied restaurants/take-always is a different operation marketed by Unilever/Knorr and also Pataks Partners run from Enfield in Middlesex. So I'm not sure consumer and restaurants use the same stuff exactly.But more to the point, this is good stuff and is a good price for the paste product, not to be confused with the sauce jars which can be cheaper.



To be fair, it was nearly 25 years ago I observed that. I first started using the Pataks myself at around the same time, the jars were only available from Indian grocers. I still use it now and its the best option for a half decent quick home cooked curry.

M_z

To be fair, it was nearly 25 years ago I observed that. I first started … To be fair, it was nearly 25 years ago I observed that. I first started using the Pataks myself at around the same time, the jars were only available from Indian grocers. I still use it now and its the best option for a half decent quick home cooked curry.



I very much agree.
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