We Tried The Tulua Ready To Cook Malabar Curry Paste And… (2024)
This curry paste is high on convenience but lacks the fresh flavors we were looking for.
With modern-day hustle, collecting multiple ingredients, grinding them, and using them in your recipes is tedious. Here’s a secret ingredient to get the most flavorful Indian dishes without any effort. Cooking Pastes!
With a dash of these pastes, you can transform your dishes from bland to tasty without the added effort. We tested the Malabar Curry Paste by Tulua to find out its flavor, texture, consistency, and the overall convenience.
And here is our Tulua Malabar Curry Paste review.
Table of Contents
Tulua Malabar Curry Paste – Quick Glance
Everything you need to know about this curry paste is detailed below :
|Tulua Malabar Curry Paste
|Calories (per 100 gm)
Our Review Factors
What are we looking for in the Tulua Malabar Curry Paste? A convenient to use cooking paste with the characteristic Malabar Curry flavors is what we anticipate.
We gauged Tulua Malabar Curry Paste on the following parameters :
Traditional Malabar curry is a blend of multiple fresh flavors – tamarind, curry leaves and coconut. The presence of turmeric is a must too.
Our checklist included:
- Authenticity of flavors
- Balance of seasoning
- Overall flavor
2. Texture (Consistency + Mouthfeel)
When we talk of the texture in the context of a packaged curry paste, we are referring to the consistency and mouthfeel. Is the consistency thick like a paste or flowy like sauce? Does the curry paste coat the vegetables well? Is the paste fine or grainy and coarse? Coconut and onions have been used as a base – does that add that flaky-graininess to the curry?
3. Other Parameters
Ease of Preparation
The idea behind purchasing packaged cooking paste is to reduce the time and effort in the kitchen. Apart from some water and veggies, does this cooking paste require any additional ingredients?
Does the overall quality of the product justify the price? Is it value for money?
The packaging and shelf life were also gauged during the review process.
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Tulua Malabar Curry Paste – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
This cooking paste comes in a mustard yellow and beige color carton. Inside the carton, there is a sealed pouch that holds the paste. A pack of 100 grams costs Rs. 150. This single 100 gram serving is enough for two individuals. A use by date has been mentioned on the pack.
Here are the main ingredients – Water, Onion (30%), Coconut milk powder (10.3%), Garlic, Refined coconut oil, Spices and condiments (4.4% – chilli, coriander, turmeric), Tamarind, Iodised salt, Curry leaves and Mustard.
How did we make this?
We chose the following vegetables to test this curry paste – Beans, potatoes, carrots, a floret of broccoli and fresh curry leaves. Here is the detailed procedure we followed for our review :
- We started by dicing and boiling 250 gm of veggies.
- Then we added the Malabar curry paste, boiled vegetables and half cup of water.
- Later, we allowed it to simmer for 3-4 minutes on low to medium flame until cooked.
- Finally, garnish the dish with fried curry leaves and serve.
Malabar curry is essentially a non-vegetarian dish made using chicken, prawns and fish as the hero ingredient. For our review, we prepared the vegetarian version.
Aroma + Appearance
At first glance, we noticed mustard seeds and a lot of oil floating on top. The curry paste is thick and red in hue. Unlike traditional Malabar Curry, which has a subtle yellow tinge, the color of this paste is neither determined by turmeric or the creaminess of the added coconut milk.
The aroma of coconuts dominates the paste.
Taste + Texture
Talking about the taste, the flavor of coconut is the major highlight of this paste. But somehow it lacks the freshness we expected. Further, there is a mild tanginess coming in from the tamarind which really adds a delicious element to the entire dish.
All in all this curry paste is not too spicy. The salt level might require tweaking especially if you pair the curry with rice or a parotta.
Consistency-wise, it is not a thick/chunky pasty curry. It has a thin consistency. We mostly felt onions and coconuts in the curry.
- Mild sourness of the tamarind is pleasant.
- Easy to use.
- Sufficient for two adults.
- This curry paste has a thin consistency.
- The flavor of coconuts could have been fresher.
This can be a good option for people who fail to strike the right balance of flavors while making homemade Malabar Curry or for those who are new at exploring Indian coastal food.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Tulua Malabar Curry Paste Review.
No. This has no preservatives.
No. All in all this ready to use curry paste is not too spicy.
Malabar curry is a South Indian curry characterized by a spectrum of different flavors. It is a delicious gravy primarily made from tamarind paste, curry leaves, ginger, whole spices, and coconut milk.
Yes. This has onion and garlic.
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Yes, this packaged curry paste sure makes the preparation of Malabar Curry fairly easy. But the freshness of coconuts one would expect from homemade Malabar Curry is missing here. Nonetheless, the tamarind lends a nice sourness to this otherwise coconut dominated curry paste.
Will you give this curry paste a try?