Hints and Tips

Hints and Tips


Our products have a best before of 4 years minimum, however are safe to use after that time. They simply lose some flavour.

If you are cooking for less than 4 people you could freeze some of the cooked meal or only use half the packet.

If you find the food too spicy or too hot, simply use less than the whole sachet of spices according to taste.

If you like more of a chilli kick, add some fresh chopped chilli to the dish. Or, serve in a small bowl so that everyone can have exactly the amount they like.

If you find your mouth burning, resist the temptation to drink water. Instead, have a spoonful of yogurt or a yummy lassi drink (recipe to follow).

We often get asked which oil to use - vegetable oil is the best option as it is light, doesn't affect the flavour of the spices and it's healthy too!

Best for kids (and adults!) who like a mild curry: Kofta Bhoona (let them roll the balls themselves); Chicken Korma; Chicken Tikka Masala; Cauliflower & Spinach Bhaji

An anonymous tip: Try adding a few green peas to the Spicy Chick Peas. It adds colour without upsetting the balance of the dish

This one is from Orna Gorman. Don't use spray-on oil when cooking Bombay Potatoes, the recipe doesn't require much oil, but a little more than this, and it's not exactly authentic. We ate them anyway!

We occasionally receive hints and tips from people cooking with Chiman's spices. If you have any, please do contact us, we will be delighted to hear from you.

                                                                                          the two photos below were supplied by fields-of-view.co.uk


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