curry reviews

Tesco Meal For One Chicken Tikka Masala pilau rice bombay potato and onion bhaji

Published on August 19th, 2018
3 out of 5

I was embarrassingly excited when I saw this in my local Tesco, on offer for £2 (down from £3.50). It’s so big and ambitious for something you throw in the microwave for a few minutes. Reminds me a bit of the Tesco Meal For One; Sweet & Sour, Chinese Chicken Curry (4 stars – not bad!). I had… [Read More]

Riya’s Chilli Chicken Ready Meal

Published on August 5th, 2018
1 out of 5

I have rarely seen a ready meal that looks so different to the picture on the packet. The pic on the packet looks tasty, inviting, generously proportioned. The reality is somewhat different. The grey-brown sauce is not very pleasant in appearance or in taste, completely ruining the meal. Battered chicken is always a risky one… [Read More]

Riya’s Haryali Chicken Ready Meal

Published on June 10th, 2018
3 out of 5

RRP of £3.30 is a little on the high side – would appreciate it more around the £2.50 mark. Plenty of chicken, and a tasty sauce, if over-generous with the salt. Looks very hearty and green – not spinach as you might expect, but coconut and mint (therefore quite mild too). Packaging a little annoying,… [Read More]

Tesco Meal For One; Sweet & Sour, Chinese Chicken Curry

Published on December 17th, 2017
4 out of 5

I was impressed when I picked this out for £2 at my local Tesco. It felt big and heavy. I actually had to read the packaging to confirm that yes, it is a meal for one, and I could legitimately pig out on this without any feelings of guilt or remorse. When I got it… [Read More]

Tesco Katsu Chicken Curry

Published on December 9th, 2017
3 out of 5

Deliciously crispy chicken coating, with moist chicken breast. Jasmine rice is the perfect level of stickiness and complements the meal well. A good katsu curry. The downside is that the chicken has to be cooked in the oven for twenty minutes. Bit of a faff.

ASDA Chicken Korma Main

Published on November 18th, 2017
3 out of 5

Suitable for freezing – which I did – but no “heat from freeze” instructions, so have to defrost first. Not much flavour beyond “creamy”. You could argue that of any korma, but there’s not a hint of cardamom or cumin or other mild spices. Still, it’s pleasant, and there’s a lot of chicken. The packaging… [Read More]

Geo Organics Organic Saag Aloo

Published on August 24th, 2013
2 out of 5

Disappointing. 24% potato and 8% spinach makes you wonder what the rest of it really is, and the answer appears to be water. Bland, uninteresting, watery. Where’s the creaminess? Where’s the spinach? Other negatives include the underdone potatoes and the £1.80 approximate price tag. Still, it wasn’t dreadful, so avoids receiving our worst rating.

Iceland Indian Takeaway Lamb Kofta Balti

Published on July 25th, 2013
3 out of 5

This is like an Indian take on spicy meatballs. Tasty sauce with just enough chilli, and a fairly generous quantity of meatballs. However, the meatballs taste cheap and don’t compare to ordinary cuts of lamb. This is like a doner kebab thrown into a spicy sauce. For £1.50, this is acceptable.

Sharwood’s Korma Cooking Sauce

Published on July 24th, 2013 Sharwood's
3 out of 5

A bit sour. Nice, quick, easy curry, but it’s not a good one. Would be very disappointed in a restaurant. Ultimately a bit flavourless. Still, it’s better than no korma at all, and it’s only £1. I’d have it again, but I’m not blown away.

Loyd Grossman Korma Sauce

Published on July 17th, 2013 Loyd Grossman
3 out of 5

Tasty korma sauce. Would it pass in a restaurant? Just about. Nice and easy instructions. Doesn’t look the most appetising of kormas- it gets a bit “bitty” and appears to curdle a little. Does enough for two meals. This works out at roughly £1 per meal.