The flavor was excellent!! I didn't have the hot curry powder, only sweet but that worked out with my five year old. I think that the cooking times are off and it did miss some information about when to put some spices in, but I just guessed. I served this with basmati rice, I cut the recipe in half and it still served four people. So good!! Great way to have something hearty and warm with vegetables in the winter instead of beet stew!