CURRYiT Instant Dhaba Style Butter Masala Curry Paste Review (2023)
CURRYiT instant dhaba style butter masala curry paste review

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Can this curry paste authentically recreate the classic taste of dhaba-style butter masala gravy? Let’s put it to the test.

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The commendable aspects here include the clean ingredient list and the swift cooking time. Nevertheless, when it comes to flavors and consistency, it falls short of the authentic dhaba-style butter masala that the ratings suggest.

Achieving the perfect curry flavor demands expertise and patience. By using pre-made curry paste, you can significantly reduce the time and effort required.

CURRYiT offers a convenient solution for preparing your favorite Indian dishes in less than 15 minutes from the comfort of your own home. Their wide range of high-quality curry pastes eliminates the need for chopping or cutting ingredients.

We opted for the Dhaba Style Butter Masala curry paste and assessed various factors such as taste, texture, ease of preparation, cost, and packaging. How closely does this packaged curry paste replicate the authentic flavors of Dhaba-style cuisine?

For more details, you can read our CURRYiT instant dhaba style butter masala curry paste review.

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The product details about this paste is listed in the following table: 

CurryiT Instant Dhaba Style Butter Masala Curry Paste  Product Details 
Price  Rs. 225
Net Quantity  250 gm 
Shelf Life  12 months 
Buy Now  On Amazon 
Mishry Rating  3.33

Our Review Factors

What do we anticipate? We are seeking an authentic, luscious, and creamy butter masala gravy with vibrant, fresh flavors. Additionally, it should be a time-efficient option.

We have identified the following criteria to assess the CURRYiT instant Dhaba Style Butter Masala curry paste:

1. Flavor

The butter masala gravy should exude a subtle sweetness and a decadent creaminess, enriched by the use of malai or cream. As implied by its name, this dish is traditionally cooked in butter and is known for its distinctive buttery taste.

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How effectively does this commercial/packaged curry paste replicate these intricate flavor profiles?

2. Convenience

Curry pastes are designed to streamline the preparation process and expedite cooking. How quickly can a complete dish be prepared using this paste? Are the instructions provided precise and comprehensive? Does it necessitate any adjustments?

3. Supplementary Criteria

This criterion encompasses the following details: price, packaging, key ingredients, and shelf life.

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CURRYiT Instant Dhaba Style Butter Masala Curry Paste  – Detailed Review

Product Details 

Right at the top of the pack, the product says ‘mom approved’. It has a pouch packaging and the curry paste is sealed in a pouch inside. The price of a 250 gm is Rs. 120 which is sufficient for 2 people. It has a 12 month shelf life. 

Main Ingredients 

The list of ingredients used here looks pretty clean. Thumbs up! 

Tomatoes, Onions, Olive oil, Butter, Cashew nuts, Melon seeds, Ginger, Garlic, Salt, Sugar, Desi ghee (2.4%), coriander powder Kashmiri mirch, Poppy seeds, Red chilli powder, and Fenugreek leaves is what goes in the making of the curry paste. 

CURRYiT instant dhaba style butter masala curry paste outer pack
The outer pack looks like this!
CURRYiT instant dhaba style butter masala curry paste inside contents
The cooking paste is placed in a separate pouch.

Review Procedure 

We mixed the full pack of curry paste with roughly 200 gm of paneer and 120 ml of water (as directed on the package). Later, we cooked it till the desired consistency was achieved. 

The pack also mentions to adjust the salt and consistency if required. However, we did not feel the need for any tweaking/alterations. 

You can also add a non-vegetarian protein such as chicken to the curry paste. 


The curry paste has an orange like color. 

Flavor + Consistency 

The gravy was neither too thick nor too watery/flowy in consistency. 

In terms of flavor, it isn’t a bouquet of flavors. It is tasty, but it lacks the richness and creaminess of a true dhaba-style butter masala. 

Going a bit deeper, the tanginess of the tomato and the sugar level were slightly higher than normal. Furthermore, the tomato flavor wasn’t as fresh. 

Pro tip: To reduce the tanginess, try adding some malai or cream. 


This sure is a high on convenience meal as it cuts down on the prep time and the mess involved in collecting multiple ingredients. 

The clear and precise instructions are appreciated. 

Curry It butter masala curry paste before cooking
The paste has an orange hue.
review of CURRYiT instant dhaba style butter masala curry paste
Ongoing review process of the curry paste.
the final dish
Taste test ready!
Taste - 3/5
Consistency - 3/5
Convenience- 4/5
  • Time efficient
  • Low effort
  • Detailed and clear-cut instructions.
  • Lacks the rich creaminess. 
  • The tanginess and sugar level was slightly high. 
  • The tomato lacks freshness.
  • Overall average flavors.

This curry paste will come in handy for people looking for a quick way to prepare butter masala gravy at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some interesting FAQs on CURRYiT instant dhaba style butter masala curry paste review.

The curry paste has a shelf life of 12 months.

No. The curry paste is devoid of preservatives.

Garam Masala Powder is commonly cooked with onions as a base for curry.

Make sure to add garam masala only when the tomato puree gets completely cooked. Many people also consider adding garam masala towards the end for an enhanced flavor. 

Buy or Bye-Bye?

This curry paste lacks the rustic dhaba-style flavors and the creamy consistency we were looking for. Although we appreciate the clean ingredients list with no preservatives and the hassle-free preparation process, the flavors could have been better.

Will you give this a try?

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