Chicken curry was crap
When this is all over I'm going to sell everything and employ a chef
There's no point pussyfooting around the essential facts here. This was very, very poor.
It started as a slightly half-baked bhuna recipe I found on line. I decided to 'enhance' it by treating the chicken pieces to an improvised marinade made with yoghurt and spices. It smelled quite interesting as it was cooking, and included methi and brown cardamom, both of which are most aromatic.
But when I test-tasted the simmering mass, I found it a bit meh. In a panic, I tried some other spices, and salt. But it was no good. It was too late to save this. The rice, a cook-in-the-bag affair, was also crap. I've never tried this before, and my conclusion is that quick-cook rice is something else a bit like one-coat paint and bathroom cleansing mousse. Lovely idea, but doesn't actually work.
The result tasted, and looked, a bit like some overcooked chicken that had fallen into the remains of a discarded doner kebab on the pavement.
It's cornflakes again tonight.
Even worse from this angle. Note historic pyrex plate, a family heirloom brought out for special occasions.