Win one of two curry kit subscriptions!
(UK only)

5 November 2012 | Category Competitions, Indian | 70 comments »

Curry recipe kits from Wish.co.ukThose nice people over at Wish.co.uk have given me two 3-month Curry Kit subscriptions to give away as prizes.

Here’s what you have to do to win – simply make a comment on this blog posting saying why you’d like to win the prize, and Richard or Laura from Wish will come along and select their two favourites and award the prizes.

The competition is open to anyone, but the prize can only be posted to mainland Britain. The closing date is two weeks from now, 2359 GMT on Monday 19 November 2012.

The Prize

What you can win is a three-month subscription for a curry kit. Each month you receive, through your letterbox, recipes and accompanying packets of ready weighed spices. (You can see my posting about this product here.) The recipes are simple to make and require minimal equipment, skills and ingredients to complete. All serve four unless stated otherwise. No more trying to cook a curry and finding out too late you’re missing a vital ingredient. You don’t have to go and hunt for strange ingredients, or even have to measure out anything. It’s all done for you and just arrives through your letterbox each month. Nothing could be easier!

Here’s a list of a few of the recipes covered by the monthly Curry Kit:

  • Butter chicken with kachumber salad
  • Moghul chicken korma
  • Parsi lamb dhansak
  • King prawn Madras
  • Lamb balti
  • Malay beef rendang
  • Chicken jalfrezi
  • Sri Lankan coconut curry
  • Moghul rose petal lamb curry
  • Thai massaman beef curry
  • Trinidad beef curry
  • Goan chicken xacutti

Maybe you don’t like to cook, or maybe you don’t live in the UK? It’s not a problem. It’ll be Christmas soon and what nicer gift could you give to the curry lover in your life? All you have to do is to comment below and tell us why you’d like to win this prize or why you think you deserve to win! Have fun and good luck!

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70 responses »

  1. Comment by Ted | 5 November 2012 @ 17:06

    Hi, long time no see, must have been the exotic aromas that brought me back lol

    The reason Id like to win is that Ive been in the bad books at home recently and a few carefully crafted meals might be just whats needed to curry favour and warm the cockles of her heart. :-)

  2. Comment by craig | 6 November 2012 @ 05:53

    Wofor you want to give me dis? I don’ mind payin’ if it taste like home cookin!

    Anybody tell you Trinidadian is very bad man, but always cook good goat curry.

    No problem as long as you knew the goat …

  3. Comment by Not Delia | 6 November 2012 @ 06:12

    Thanks for your comment, Craig. LOL! Perhaps I should point out that goats are not included in the curry kits. The product is designed to go through a normal-sized letterbox. :-D

  4. Comment by S Gill | 6 November 2012 @ 09:18

    I’d like to win because after living off ready meals for most of my life, I only recently started cooking from scratch and discovered I really enjoy it! I’m still a bit rusty (my omelettes could be used by an F1 team as tyres for a no stop strategy!) but its great fun.

    This curry kit sounds like it would be great because I’d be cooking fresh meals yet still following instructions – perfect for me.

  5. Comment by Not Delia | 6 November 2012 @ 09:53

    Thanks for entering the competition. Surely your omelettes can’t be that bad! If they really are, then hang around on Not Delia – you might learn something. On the other hand you might not, as I’m not very keen on following recipes myself.

  6. Comment by Emmyw @ Kitchen Goddess (in training!) | 6 November 2012 @ 14:21

    This is a fab idea! I love cooking curries but now that I’ve moved back with the parents I find it hard to find what I need in their rather dated spice rack! Maybe with a little preview of what the curry kit subscription has to offer I can convince them to have curry back on the menu as a staple! (I must’ve eaten curry twice a week when I was a student hahaha I am having withdrawals!)

  7. Comment by Not Delia | 6 November 2012 @ 15:26

    Hi Emmy, thanks for your comment. I had a look at your blog. Very nice! But the pumpkin cake pop guys of yours look seriously weird. I like them!

    Gee, I know what you mean about parents and the older generation being a bit dated with their ideas about spices. Mine used to think that garlic was a bit ooh la la. And I once met a man who thought that parsnips were an exotic vegetable. (This is a very good observation from me, given that I’m an old crone myself.)

    Good luck in the competition. (It’s not me who gets to choose the winners.)

  8. Comment by Adam | 6 November 2012 @ 21:11

    Curry kits are my curry saviour. I feel like I’ve cooked properly but don’tneed to ensure I’ve got a selection of spices in! And I’ve been on a diet for ages… I need a treat!!

  9. Comment by Not Delia | 6 November 2012 @ 21:33

    Don’t worry, Adam. If you don’t go on a diet, there’s even more of you to hug.

    Seriously, does anyone like measuring out bits and bobs of spices instead of getting them all ready measured for you?

  10. Comment by Tony Mason | 7 November 2012 @ 11:11

    I’d like to win because there is nothing like cooking a curry from scratch, and your kitchen and hopefully living room starting to smell like a good Indian restaurant, with the coriander, ginger, cumin and turmeric all starting to waft in. What better antidote to the crap weather we are all going to be experiencing in the UK over the next six months than a hot, heart warming freshly prepared jalfrezi.

  11. Comment by Not Delia | 7 November 2012 @ 17:18

    Hi Tony, thanks for your comment. Jafrezi, yum. I’m rather partial to a prawn bhuna myself, but I like just about any kind of curry.

    At first I thought that these curry kits were for Indian-style curries, but they do curries from all around the world.

  12. Comment by mike | 7 November 2012 @ 18:29

    I’ve just got in from a 12 hour shift on a tattie harvester, here in the far north of Scotland, where the best tatties are produced.
    I’m dead on my feet, but I know in my heart that these tatties will help to feed a nation, and provide magnificent chips to accompany fish suppers and deep fried Mars Bars throughout the north of Scotland.
    Right now, I’m fed up seeing tatties. I really need a sleep, or a wee dram, or best of all, a curry kit.

  13. Comment by Not Delia | 8 November 2012 @ 11:23

    Hi Mike, good luck with the tatties. A curry kit could be right up your street! A change is sometimes as good as a rest.

  14. Comment by Andrea | 8 November 2012 @ 14:00

    My culinary skills are rather rusty
    Spice jars in cupboards very dusty
    Think the contents must be stale
    need consigning to the rubbish pail.

    I need inspiration in a hurry,
    Madras or Malaysian Coconut Curry?
    Time to get my tastebuds fit
    Need a prepared spicy kit

    PS Should I be a lucky winner, please come and join me for your dinner

  15. Comment by Not Delia | 8 November 2012 @ 15:15

    Hi Andrea, thanks for entering the competition. I love your poem – and I’m already anticipating what a great curry dinner you’d make. If you win I wish I could be there.

  16. Comment by Karen | 12 November 2012 @ 06:22

    Would love to win this and can vouch for the fantastic tasting curries you’ll make as I bought a subscription a couple of years ago. They are great for me – as a Coeliac I can’t eat gluten and its always a risk when I buy a takeaway but this way I know exactly what I’m eating. The spices are so fresh as well – makes me hungry just thinking about it……..

  17. Comment by Lucy Pasifull | 12 November 2012 @ 09:39

    Back in the day when my Dad was a student he had a bet that he could eat nothing but curry for a month. He won his bet and now I feel it is time to recreate this and make it a family tradition. With this prize nothing would stop this happening!

  18. Comment by amelia avossa | 12 November 2012 @ 09:44

    Id love to spice up christmas this year ;)
    Do somehting different, maybe this will give me a chance to make some currys for starters to place on the xmas table :D
    Thankyou for the chance :) Yummy

  19. Comment by Claire Smith | 12 November 2012 @ 09:54

    We are all curry addicts in our house so would love to have the opportunity to dazzle the family with some new recipes!

  20. Comment by ashleigh | 12 November 2012 @ 09:58

    i would love to win this so that i could do more cooking – its usuallymy husband that does it!

  21. Comment by Louise R | 12 November 2012 @ 10:06

    Our curry repertoire is stuck in a rut. The curry kit will rejuvenate our curry preparation techniques.
    PS Even if I don’t win, I am still going to investigate the Moghul rose petal lamb curry

  22. Comment by Not Delia | 12 November 2012 @ 10:06

    Hi everyone. Thanks for all your great comments.

    Good luck with the competition!

  23. Comment by Emma Howard | 12 November 2012 @ 11:21

    Great idea! I love curries but am nervous about cooking them, and also find it difficult to source some of the more unusual ingredients.

  24. Comment by Maya Russell | 12 November 2012 @ 11:23

    I love curries and would eat them every day if I could! Would love to win and this kit looks so easy.

  25. Comment by iain maciver | 12 November 2012 @ 11:58

    love cooking to try out new things

  26. Comment by Beverley | 12 November 2012 @ 12:19

    I’d like to win because we love curry, but my skills only venture as far as beef madras – which, don’t get me wrong – it’s very nummy, but I’d love to learn to cook something different! x

  27. Comment by Lisa Day | 13 November 2012 @ 04:08

    I’d like to win as It would be fun to have curry nights,have friends round and enjoy movies.It would be like Come dine with me with currys lol.

  28. Comment by mick proctor | 13 November 2012 @ 09:38

    I eat curry all winter and i never get a cold !

  29. Comment by Dee Dmonte | 13 November 2012 @ 11:51

    We love curry, every member of the household! We eat curry 5= nights per week and love to try new recipes. I would love to win this to try some dishes that we not sampled before.

  30. Comment by Carolynn Woodland | 13 November 2012 @ 13:00

    I never have all the ingredients required for any recipe I choose which is probably why my cooking leaves a great deal to be desired! These curry kits could be the answer and my husband would be thrilled.

  31. Comment by tracey gibbons | 13 November 2012 @ 13:17

    would love to win this as i love cooking and we have started making our own versions of take away food and find this to be much more tasty and doesnt leave you felling yak like take away food, to win this would mean lots of scrummy meals for my family

  32. Comment by Paul | 13 November 2012 @ 14:04

    We’re a family of four (so that’s a good start!) and often get in quite late once our two sons have finished their various after-school activities (swimming, cubs, sports, etc.). By that time we are usually a) too shattered to cook something truly from scratch, and b) tight on time if we’re to maintain a sensible bedtime. Equally, we don’t like to eat ready meals so to have a curry kit like this – and be able to make mouth-watering meals with ease – would be a great solution.

  33. Comment by Chris Davies | 14 November 2012 @ 13:16

    I have been attempting to hone my curry skills over the previous few months (with little success) and this sort of opportunity would seriously help me!

  34. Comment by Helen Moulden | 15 November 2012 @ 13:12

    I’d love to win as I currently don’t cook (I manage to burn pizza, and once even managed to cook pizza with the polystyrene base still on…), so would love to win to give me the impetus to learn how to cook!

  35. Comment by Bonnie King | 15 November 2012 @ 23:25

    I have a bad reputation for cooking. I can bake but fail at cooking!
    My last disaster was curried pork chops which of course didn’t turn out :/
    I would love to make it up to my hubby by finally cooking him something edible :)

  36. Comment by Lorraine Burey | 16 November 2012 @ 11:01

    I love curry and make lots of them but everytime my husband says to me its very nice but its NOT curry!! I need some help I would love him to say next time that it IS curry!!

  37. Comment by christine | 16 November 2012 @ 20:06

    My partner has never cooked but does like a curry, so this would mean no excuses. Instructions and preprepared spices what could be easier, and with guaranteed good results he will feel he has accomplished something AND I will have a night off!!! BLISS

  38. Comment by Deanne Harrison | 17 November 2012 @ 12:08

    I would love to win this lovely prize :) i have 3 children and we have a curry every saturday night , i would love to win so i could experiment with diffrent flavours etc , and it would be perfect getting delivered to your door what a great idea ! xx

  39. Comment by Eleanor Powell | 17 November 2012 @ 16:33

    Always like to try new dishes
    And this would grant all my wishes
    Balti, Madras or maybe a korma
    Every one a winter warmer
    Each of us can take a turn
    From these packs we all can learn
    Doesn’t take long no need to hurry
    Another day a different curry!

  40. Comment by Pauline Simpson | 17 November 2012 @ 17:32

    I love curry especially Balti and Bhuna I love mixing spices together and eating the result Ilike my curries with Nan bread and Chapatiis

  41. Comment by James Seale | 17 November 2012 @ 20:07

    I would love to win this prize, I really enjoy experimenting with food, especially curry. It doesn’t usually come out right but everyone loves a tryer.

  42. Comment by emma kinsey | 18 November 2012 @ 09:00

    would love to try as i like to experimet with diffrent foods and cook healthy for my growing family

  43. Comment by Karen R | 18 November 2012 @ 11:29

    We would love to win because we cook quite often as a family, but I’m a bit worried about trying curry recipes. I would know that I can trust that these will turn out perfectly

  44. Comment by Natasha Gandy | 18 November 2012 @ 11:58

    I would love to win because we love Curry but always rely on the local take away – I really do need to learn how to make a good curry !!

  45. Comment by Natalie White | 18 November 2012 @ 12:32

    My dad is obsessed with cooking, and curry is one of his favourite foods! I know he’d LOVE this for Christmas – come on, make me the best daughter ever!!! x

  46. Comment by Sarah Williams | 18 November 2012 @ 12:57

    My family enjoy a good curry however, my husband is a little bit annoyed that I don’t make the currys from scratch all the time due to lack of ingredients and spices. It would be great to have some fabulous new spices to try making different and exciting currys with.

  47. Comment by Richard Jones | 18 November 2012 @ 14:08

    I’d love to win this as I really enjoy cooking different curry dishes and would love to expand my recipe book

  48. Comment by Fran Morgan | 18 November 2012 @ 15:40

    I love to cook. I like making vegetable and meat-alternative curries from scratch especially light green curries. Would like to expand out a bit while I have some extra time to enjoy cooking.

  49. Comment by Elodie Ladlow | 18 November 2012 @ 16:55

    Id love to win because my boyfriend is big curry lover and he has had a tough year so it would cheer him up :)

  50. Comment by Angie Hoggett | 18 November 2012 @ 17:33

    I love to cook but never get much time, this would simplify the whole process for me and help me get the most from what little time I have!

  51. Comment by Hollie Fraser | 18 November 2012 @ 19:24

    I would love to win as my husband is obsessed with Curry! and i have just learnt to cook so this would be superb.

  52. Comment by john brady | 18 November 2012 @ 20:02

    love to cook curry these kits save so much time

  53. Comment by Sheri Darby | 18 November 2012 @ 20:11

    I’d love to win this because my home made curries never quite get it right – maybe with these I’ll get a true curry flavour

  54. Comment by Jennie rose | 18 November 2012 @ 20:58

    I have always wanted to maker curry from scratch as it’s my favourite food. I wouldn’t know where to start making one. This would really help me!

  55. Comment by Christina Michael | 19 November 2012 @ 09:05

    I enjoy curry but a lot of work to do it property so this seems like a good way of cheating. Don’t tell my husband

  56. Comment by Zoe Firth | 19 November 2012 @ 09:29

    I love cooking and I love curry but I never have the right combination of spices in the cupboard – something has always run out or is missing! So this would be the perfect solution for me :)

  57. Comment by Zoe Firth | 19 November 2012 @ 09:39

    I love curry but the long list of ingredients needed means I rarely have the right things so end up making something else! This would be so handy and would be able to have curry more often

  58. Comment by laura morgans | 19 November 2012 @ 10:25

    I would love to win this curry because my family would eat it in a hurry!

  59. Comment by carolyn joyce | 19 November 2012 @ 10:57

    Because I love curry. I love it once , I love it twice, I love curry more than beans and rice!

  60. Comment by Alison Bruce | 19 November 2012 @ 11:36

    I would love to win this prize. I have heard of the curry club and it would be great to have all the spices to hand. I often make curry but sometimes cheat with a curry sauce , I would love to know how to make lots of different recipes.

  61. Comment by Helen Goodchild | 19 November 2012 @ 12:41

    I am an absolute sucker for spicy food, and this would be a lovely treat to warm me up on those long winter nights!

  62. Comment by Laura Caraher | 19 November 2012 @ 13:29

    Hi I would love to win the curry kit subscription as I’m planning on going on a 2 week cooking strike in order to force my boyfriend to take his turn in the kitchen as I finish work an hour later than him and then have to come home and cook while he has his feet up watching the telly and I reckon it’s about time he cooks for me. If I don’t win I’m worried I will be eating beans on toast for 2 weeks. So please take pity on me and save me from that fate :)
    Garry loves a curry and even he couldn’t go wrong with a curry kit and hopefully once he tastes the results he would be inspired to cook again and maybe have dinner ready for me coming home once or twice a week:)

  63. Comment by Dianne Brewin | 19 November 2012 @ 14:34

    My husband has just started really getting into cooking, he loves making a curry but has only just got onto using pastes etc. He would love this, to be able to make a curry using the spices etc. please please i love curry

  64. Comment by Vicky-Louise Robinson | 19 November 2012 @ 14:38

    I would like to win as my husband & eldest son adore a good curry. It would be fun to make them proper curries with the kit for a change instead of resorting to a jar for the sauce!

  65. Comment by Ruth Davies | 19 November 2012 @ 15:37

    I love a good curry actually i craving a good ole curry would adore this prize.

  66. Comment by Kim W | 19 November 2012 @ 18:39

    I would love to win this just to impress my husband and son, who think I can’t cook :))

  67. Comment by Rhona Welsh | 19 November 2012 @ 20:43

    I am currently staying with my parents and would love to treat them to a fabulous meal in, cooked by my fair hand. Not being a seasoned chef (far from it!) I need a helping hand to ensure that I don’t poison them :o
    Thanks x

  68. Comment by Becky Downey | 19 November 2012 @ 21:43

    My husband nearly eats curry for every meal as it is… I do wonder why he didn’t marry into an Asian family if he loves the delights so much! A curry kit would put him in 7th heaven!

  69. Comment by Diane Duggan | 19 November 2012 @ 22:04

    I love curry and would love to try some of the recipes in the kit that I’ve not heard of .

  70. Comment by Not Delia | 25 November 2012 @ 17:18

    Thanks to all who entered! The winners have now been decided by the team at Wish

    I’ll be announcing them tomorrow and putting you in touch with Wish so you can receive your prizes.

    Looks like it’s curry on the menu for the winners!

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