This is a ‘the day after Christmas’ kind of gift. Presents have been exchanged, wrapping paper has been packed away for next year, the tree is still up and bellies need to be filled. There is a tonne of left over Christmas food such as roast turkey, goose, ham, potatoes, brussel sprouts and chestnuts. Everyone has that lazy feeling but would still appreciate delicious food.
So with this in mind you can throw together a simple homemade curry kit to inspire them to turn their leftovers into a delicious fragrant warming curry. Think cinnamon quills, fragrant cardamom, aromatic cloves, warming ginger, fiery chillies, smoky paprika and nutty ground coriander amongst other things.
People loves curries and this is an easy gift that is both different and exciting. I always get glowing feedback when I give out a curry kit even from people who are difficult to buy gifts for.
You can base your kit on your tried and tested curry recipes or you can look to Anjum Anand or Madhur Jaffrey for inspiration. Remember to choose a quick, easy recipe. After all that Christmas cooking your friends will certainly appreciate it. Please let me know how it works out.
Below are some other edible Christmas gift ideas.