After a long day of counseling, I wanted to make myself a special treat. I hadn’t had time for lunch, so by 6pm, I was famished!
Luckily, a few weeks ago the nice folks at Waverley Kitchens sent me three items from their new product line to try out. They have a simple yet brilliant concept: they sell individualized packets of Indian spices that you can use to quickly throw together a flavorful South Asian meal. This is perfect for me because, while I love Indian food, I never have all of the spices… and when I decide to buy them, I’ll use a pinch here and a pinch there and most of it eventually spoils.
Each packet comes with the spices, a shopping list of ingredients, and an easy-to-follow recipe. They sent me Chola Curry (onions, garlic, and chickpeas), Potato and Pea Sabji, and spinach raita. I had all but one of the ingredients (tomato paste) on hand, so decided to try it.
It was super simple to make — the whole meal was ready in 30 minutes. I decided to throw in some crispy tempeh for extra protein, which went really well with the chickpeas. I also served it with leftover short grain brown rice.
I would definitely recommend this product, especially for those nights when you’re getting home late and don’t have time to prepare a huge meal. Everything was very flavorful and just spicy enough. The one thing I wasn’t a huge fan of was the raita, because I found it a bit sweet. But the sabji and the chickpeas were amazing!
So now… I am pleased to offer one lucky reader the chance to win packets for three different dishes! All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me your absolute favorite South Asian dish. I’ll announce the winner on Thursday, June 18. Good luck!!