I love lamb korma so when I saw this lamb korma with sweet potato mash and toasted naan kit on Sun Basket‘s menu, I knew I had to get it – even if I was a little suspicious of a meal kit being able to really being able to turn out one of my favorite dishes.
My suspicious were justified. While this kit produced a very nicely spiced ground lamb, it didn’t taste like any korma I’ve ever had at an Indian restaurant – in the US, England or India itself. Still, the “korma” sauce Sun Basket provided – and which is fully absorbed by the meat when you cook it -, enhanced the flavor of the lamb and made it very tasty.
The whole wheat naan bread was also much better than it had any right to be – though I wish there had been some sauce for it to soak in. And adding balsamic vinegar to the mashed sweet potatoes was a glorious idea. It transformed baby food into something quite tasty.
However, for whatever reason, I felt a little bit nauseous later that night and that nausea returns whenever I think of this kit. My husband didn’t report a similar feeling, so it may just be me.
It took me about an hour to make this meal, but I’m a slow prepper/cooker. Probably the worst part about the meal, though, was the presentation.
While the produce in this kit was organic, the lamb was not, though I’m not sure that’s particularly important vis a vis lamb. Everything seemed to be fresh.
All in all this was a good meal kit. I paid a discounted price of $11 for the kit (which serves two), and it was definitely worth that, but I don’t think it was worth the $24 regular price. For that amount of money I can get a large-enough-for-two order of real Indian lamb korma at my regular take-out Indian restaurant, in addition to rice and some pakoras or samosas – and I wouldn’t have to cook it myself.