It was a dark and story night … oh wait, it was not night time, it was an afternoon and I was busy cooking a curry.
As usual I was trying to get too fancy and complicated. I was not concentrating and I put too much jeera into the curry and it was horribly overpowering. In fact, I put it in twice by accident, or three times if you include the jeera seeds which I put into the oil in the beginning. A schoolboy mistake.
I reached out to the wonderful member of our group, We are Durban Curry Lovers for assistance. I received some wonderful advice, but it was an inbox from one gentleman, which would change the course of my life and open up the doors to me acquiring this wonderful product to share with you all.
He basically laughed and said that he would mix me up a masala, that would be an all-in-one masala that would not require the addition of any other whole or powdered spices. His claim to fame is that he is a Food technologist by Trade & a Master Spice Blender with 26 years experience.
He promised me one spice that would be all that is needed to cook the perfect curry. Nothing else would be needed.
But, but, but, but what about all the processes and steps that one must take to cook a curry in the traditional manner? What about the history & traditions in going through all these steps?
If anything, what about the sheer entertainment value of hauling out your box of spices and acting like a mad scientist on a Saturday afternoon, as we chase the goal of cooking a perfect curry?
After my tirade and objections, he simply asked me, “But what about the flavour, what about a perfect balance every time? What about not ruining the R200 lamb like you did with your jeera mishap? What about cooking the most delicious curry that you have every tasted, every time? What about saving time, so in the week you can cook a curry in 4 steps? What about the money that you are saving, not having to use half a dozen confusing spices each time?
Flavour, Balance & Deliciousness …. I was sold.
“Now, Sir”, I said, “You must put your money where your mouth is, how do I get a sample?”
He promised to mix me up a Durban Curry version of his amazing masala, and send it to me – and sure as my name is Shane, it arrived.
I got straight to work and followed the very simple instructions, which is to cook your curry in the same manner that you normally do, but do not add any other whole or powdered spices, only 4 Tablespoons of the all-in-one masala, per 1kg of meat. (for the absolute beginner, there is a very simple 4 step recipe)
Without boring you with the details of how I was floating around the kitchen like the Bisto Boy, and how my neighbour came and said that she could smell the curry all the way down the road, or how beautiful the colour, flavour and finished product was, I can tell you that I immediately knew that we were onto something really special and at that moment, Durban Curry Lovers, All-in-One Masala was born.
The Masala is 100% Preservative Free. It has absolutely no fillers or additives. It is based upon the highest quality imported Kashmiri Chilli and it is blended with all the love and care in the world, by someone who can only be described as a genius and who lives, eats, sleeps and dreams flavour.
So there we have it. All that is left, is for you to try it out for yourself.
If you would like to order some of this wonderful product, you can do so through this website, our online store (launching soon) or through our Facebook store.
I personally guarantee the quality of each order and if you are not 100% satisfied, then you may return it for a full discount, no questions asked.
To read about how I fell in love with cooking curry, you can do so here.