What Is The Syn Value Of Patakas Tikka Masala Cooking Sauce?
Using a curry sauce from a jar can be a quick and easy way to make an Indian weeknight dinner without too much effort required, but some of these sauces in jars can add up to a lot of syns if you are not careful due to oil and cream inside of them.
Pataks Tikka Masala curry sauce in its jar has 6 syns per serving and 24 syns for the whole jar which serves 4 people, this makes it a fairly low syn dish if you feel like having a quick authentic curry meal at the end of a tiring day.
In our guide below we will discuss why curry sauces premade often have higher syns than curry paste from Patak, other tikka masala cooking sauce alternatives which are low in syns and how to make your SW low syn chicken tikka masala at home.
Why Are Pataks Cooking Sauces Higher In Syns Than Pataks Curry Paste?
As we mentioned above, Pataks tikka masala cooking sauce has 6 syns a serving providing you split it between 4 people which is a medium amount of syns out of your 15 daily allowances.
When compared to Pataks tikka masala cooking paste which only has 2 syn per tablespoon, it is a lot higher for essentially the same flavours due to the added ingredients in the cooking sauce. Tikka masala cooking sauces can often contain cream and a lot of oil which contributes to the syns.
Choosing a paste and making your curry can still speed up the cooking process and dramatically lower the amount of syns used for a curry.
We will list the other syns of Patak's cooking sauces and cooking pastes down below.
Pataks Bhuna cooking sauce - 3.5 syns for 100g.
Pataks Medium Balti Cooking Sauce - 4 syns for 100g.
Pataks Madras Sauce - 4 syns for 100g.
Pataks Medium Hot Rogan Josh Sauce - 3 syns for 100g.
Pataks Mild Korma Sauce - 7 syns for 100g.
Pataks Butter Chicken Cooking Sauce - 6 syns per 100g.
Pataks Jalfrezi Cooking Sauce - 4.5 syns per 100g.
Pataks Mild Curry Paste - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Pataks Jalfrezi Curry Paste - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Pataks Korma Curry Paste - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Pataks Balti Paste - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Pataks Tikka Masala Paste Medium - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Pataks Rogan Josh Paste - 2 syns per tablespoon.
Pataks Tandoori Paste Mild - 0.5 syns a tablespoon.
Low Syn Alternative Tikka Masala Curry Sauces
If Pataks tikka masala cooking curry sauce is too high in syns, you can try checking out our low syn alternatives from some other brands below.
Tesco Tikka Masala Cooking Sauce - 5 syns per 1/4 jar.
Sharwoods Tikka Masala 30% Less Fat Cooking Sauce - 4.5 syns per 1/4 jar.
Tesco Low Fat Tikka Masala Sauce - 3 syns per 1/4 jar.
Loyd Grossman Tikka Masala Sauce - 6.5 syns per 1/4 jar.
Sharwood's Slow Cooker Tikka Masala Sauce - 3.5 syns per 1/4 pouch.
The Spice Tailor Original Tikka Masala Curry Kit - 6.5 syns per 100g.
Sharwood's Vegan Tikka Masala Cooking Sauce - 6.5 syns per 1/4 jar.
ASDA Tikka Masala Curry Paste - 3 syns per 1/4 jar.
ASDA Free From Tikka Masala Sauce - 4.5 syns per 1/4 jar.
Holy Cow! Delhi Tikka Masala Curry Sauce - 8 syns per 100g.
Bay's Kitchen Tikka Masala Low Fodmap Stir-in Sauce - 4 syns per 100g.
Meridian Free From Tikka Masala Sauce - 5 syns per 100g.
Biona Organic Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce - 5.5 syns per 100g.
Our Low Syn Tikka Masala Slimming World Recipe
Since tikka masala cooking sauces can be high in syns, they can add up to be a lot of calories and have a high content of fat than when compared to making your SW tikka masala which is low in syns.
We have put our best syn free tikka masala slimming world friendly recipe down below for you to try out.
Place your frying pan over medium heat and spray it with your low cal spray, allow your onions to fry for around 5 minutes adding water if they get dry.
Add in your ginger and garlic, spices, plus tomato paste and chopped tomatoes, bring to a boil with 550ml of water for around 5-10 minutes.
Now add your chicken and simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring now and then.
Stir in yoghurt and top with some coriander.
To conclude, Pataks tikka masala cooking sauce has a medium syn value of 6 syns when split between 4 people so can be enjoyed as a mid-week meal without you ruining your syn allowance. You could also try making your own SYN FREE tikka masala with some yoghurt and spices.
Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.