The spices and sauce for this came from a box which I was pretty impressed with. #1 the entire meal which feeds 4 cost under $6.00 and the ingredients in this dish were all natural with no artificial, hard to pronounce ingredients. The problem...it was way too spicy! I tasted it half way through and added a can of coconut milk to it but it was a little too late. I cut up some potatoes which absorbed some of the spice. In the end the heat of it was okay for me but way too spicy for DH. I would buy it again for the convenience and price of it but would try adding just half of the spices next time. Live and learn..