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low fat curry sauce

Why Our Sauces Are The Perfect Dieting Partner?

As they say ‘summer bodies are made in the winter!’ As we approach the colder months, weight loss and diet talk starts to fill the air. For those looking to shake up their diet, have you ever tried a diet filled with curries?

Now, we don’t mean pigging out at your local Indian every night of the week; indulging in creamy chicken kormas and stodgy sag aloo. Instead, we mean trying out traditional Asian recipes – keeping all the flavour but taking out the fatty elements.

Numerous people have reported losing several stone in weight after eating curries two meals a day. In particular, Suki Burai, a mother of three who lost three stone from creating traditional Indian curries. 

In fact, curry could actually be better for you than just losing weight. Resea have looked at the spices in curries such as turmeric, cumin, allspice, cardamon and ginger

Taking inspiration from this, we’ve designed a range of low fat curry sauces that are perfect for healthy eating.

Low Fat Green Thai Curry Sauce

Regarded as the hotter of the Thai Curry triplets, our Green Thai curry sauce can be enjoyed with some diced chicken.. A thin yet flavoursome sauce, this Family Secret special contains a long list of healthy ingredients including:

  • Fresh green chillies
  • Lemon grass
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Kefir lime leaves
  • Cilantro roots
  • Shrimp paste.

What makes this healthy curry sauce beneficial for those trying to lose weight is it’s lack of fatty, creamy ingredients. Instead, we use a small splash of coconut cream and water to give the sauce some consistency and flavour.

Low Calorie Moroccan Tagine Sauce

Originating from North Africa, our Moroccan Tagine sauce draws from traditional cooking methods in Africa, in particular the technique of slow-cooking savoury stems. Using a crockery pot called a Tagine, the Moroccans would mix together sliced meat, poultry or fish with seasonal vegetables and fruits to create a stew. Then, they add spices, nuts and dried fruit for extra flavour. In later years, the Moroccan Tagine recipe was named after the pot it is cooked in.

Our take on the classic Moroccan Tagine sauce is made using fresh vegetables and spices such as tomatoes, onions, aubergines and paprika – making it low in calories (just 48kcal per 100g).

Healthy Indonesian Rendang Curry Sauce

Our most popular sauces is our Family Secret’s Indonesian Rendang Sauce. In 2017, it picked up a Great Taste Award. 

The Rendang dish was traditionally served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests, but is most commonly served across Malaysia in the Malay community. We draw inspiration from classic Indonesian recipes, using traditional ingredients such as coconut milk, red chinese chillies, turmeric and milled lemongrass. While coconut milk is high in fats, coconut milk actually contains a ‘healthy kind of saturated fat’ that is not harmful to the body. This is what makes our Rendang sauce so healthy!

To find out how to make a Indonesian Rendang Curry, check out our recipes page for pictures of the dishes we created with all our sauces. 

If you’re looking to buy any of our healthy curry sauce options, take a look at our online store here. You can now take advantage of our FREE delivery service when you buy your favourite Family Secret sauces.

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gluten free curry recipes

Gluten Free Curries with Family Secrets Sauces

Just because you have a gluten allergy or have sworn off wheat products for good doesn’t mean your food shouldn’t be ridiculously delicious.

However, at Family Secret we know how difficult it can be to cut out gluten-based products such as wheat, rye, oats, barley so we have created a number of recipes to inspire you.

Today, we’re focusing on some quick and easy dinnertime recipes for you and the family to enjoy.

With a collection of curry sauces from around the world, our favourite recipes are using our gluten free sauces to create delicious, flavour-filled curries. 

Red Thai Curry with Tofu

If you’ve wondered ‘how to make red thai sauces?’, it can seem like a difficult task; especially when you’re new to cooking curries. However, our Red Thai Curry Sauce comes pre-made and packed full of flavour and fresh ingredients. This means our Red Thai Curry is a quick and easy meal to prepare with our sauces.

To make a gluten-free Red Thai Curry, you will need:

● A bowl of ½ mixed vegetables of your choosing (we recommend white onions, baby bok choy and green pepper)

● ⅓ block of tofu

● Family Secrets Red Thai Curry Sauce

● Brown rice

Prepare a block of tofu and pan fry on medium heat with some oil, mixing the tofu until lightly golden brown. While the tofu is cooking prepare the vegetables and add into your tofu mix. Cook together until the vegetables are slightly tender.

Once your tofu and vegetables are cooked, you can add our Red Thai Curry Sauce into the pan combined with all the ingredients until the tofu and vegetables are soft. If you want to thin out the sauce to serve more people, we recommend adding 3 tbsp of coconut milk to the pan.

For proper serving, serve the curry over cooked brown rice.

Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Pumpkin & Quinoa

One of our favourite dishes to cook at home is our lamb Moroccan Tagine recipe, bursting full of flavour and perfect for individuals with gluten allergies.

For this recipe you will need:

● A 1kg lamb shoulder – deboned, cubed and trimmed of fat.

● 2 cups of chicken stock

● 300g of butternut squash – cut into medium cubes.

● 1 cup of quinoa

● My Family Secrets Moroccan Tagine Sauce

For the optimum flavour we suggest combining the lamb and our Moroccan Tagine sauce and leaving them to marinade for at least 3 hours or overnight. Once you have left the lamb to marinate, preheat the oven to 180C.

If you’re looking to prepare a quick dinner, feel free to skip marinating the meat overnight. You will still feel the impact of the flavour in our sauces when you add to the dish straight from packet.

Add your lamb shoulder and marinade to a heavy-based casserole pot on your hob and cook on a medium heat. We recommend you stir occasionally for 5 minutes until the lamb shoulder is browned.

As you’re stirring, add the chicken stock and butternut squash to your pot and place in the oven for an hour.

In the meantime, you can prepare the quinoa by rinsing under water to remove any grittiness. Place in a separate pot with a pinch of salt and 2 cups of water and cook for 15 minutes at 100C. Once done, rest for 5 minutes then fluff the quinoa with a fork.

Remove the tagine from the oven and serve with the quinoa.

For more information about My Family Secret’s healthy curry sauce, get in touch with our team on 0800 001 6161 or share your dishes with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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