Indian reviews

Sharwood’s Curry & Rice Chicken Tikka

Published on July 25th, 2020 Sharwood's

I did not have high hopes for this. The portion size when you lift the lid is tiny. The rice looks like a meagre bowl of rice crispies: small, crunchy and yellow. But worse than that, you need a degree in mathematics to follow the instructions. “Fill to the fill line”, it says patronisingly, like… [Read More]

2 out of 5

Waitrose Vegetarian Jackfruit Biryani

Published on December 28th, 2019

As an out-and-proud meat eater, and lifelong Indian food fanatic, I was highly skeptical of how jackfruit might stack up against, say, chicken tandoori. Peeling back the plastic, I thought there had been some mistake – this actually looks like chicken. Great big chunks of white matter, complete with strands of muscle. It does such… [Read More]

3 out of 5

ASDA Curried Chickpeas

Published on October 26th, 2019

About 2 mins in the microwave. Difficult to get out of packaging without scaling fingers – whole pouch gets hot! Verdict? “Tastes like Christmas”. Specifically, cinammon, cloves. Also cumin. Nice flavour. Mild. Goes well with a main course.

3 out of 5

Sainsbury’s be good to yourself chicken biryani

Published on September 28th, 2019 Sainsbury's be good to yourself

Bland, and quite dry, owing to its virtuosity. The fact that it’s only 397 calories means you’re still quite hungry after. In its favour, the chicken has flavour and is quite succulent, and the dish is 1 of your 5 a day.

3 out of 5

ASDA Chicken Madras with Pilau Rice

Published on February 16th, 2019

First of all, the packaging passes the quality test: easy peel film. No faffing around with adding water or anything either – just heat for 3 mins, stir, heat for 3 mins, eat. Fibre 6g (recommend 30g per day), so eat five of these and you’re golden, except you’d then be at around 175% of… [Read More]

4 out of 5

Hungry Joe’s Chicken Curry with Rice & Naan

Published on January 26th, 2019

I’ve not come across Seriously Hungry Joe’s before. With a name like that, it’s got an expectation to fulfil, and boy does it fill it. For a microwaveable meal, this is a big curry – there’s plenty of curry, plenty of rice, and a naan, which should leave you feeling pretty full. The downside is the… [Read More]

3 out of 5

ASDA Meal for 2 Chicken Korma & Tikka Masala

Published on December 22nd, 2018

I currently live alone, so don’t often buy into these “Meal for 2” things… but when I found this on sale for £1.65 I had to give it a go. You get a generous portion of chicken korma and chicken tikka masala, as well as a large pilau rice, four onion bhajis and two naan… [Read More]

4 out of 5

Kohinoor Lucknowi Adraki Bhuna cooking sauce

Published on December 1st, 2018

Wow, this is actually pretty spicy. A good, rich bhuna. Onion based and dark in colour. Too spicy though, for what it is. Taste profile: chili, a touch of cumin and ginger, but mostly just heat.

3 out of 5

ASDA Extra Special Chicken Jalfrezi & Pilau Rice

Published on November 24th, 2018 ASDA Extra Special

Quite spicy. Delicious, tender chicken – it has clearly been finished on the grill and has a lovely charred quality to it. There are about five pieces – which is about right for a ready meal. Nice big chunks of peppers. Quite a slow cooking time (6.5 mins). Combined with price and average portion size,… [Read More]

3 out of 5

Kohinoor Dal Makhani

Published on October 28th, 2018

Has a baked bean texture but with smaller beans. Not too salty at all – a common failure among dals – if anything actually slightly on the bland side. It’s always tricky to review a side dish. Pictured here is half of the dal, along with fried courgettes, brown rice and Caribbean pork steaks. Unlike… [Read More]

4 out of 5