Indian reviews

Sainsbury’s be good to yourself chicken biryani

Published on September 28th, 2019 Sainsbury's be good to yourself
3 out of 5

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.

ASDA Chicken Madras with Pilau Rice

Published on February 16th, 2019
4 out of 5

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]

Hungry Joe’s Chicken Curry with Rice & Naan

Published on January 26th, 2019
3 out of 5

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]

ASDA Meal for 2 Chicken Korma & Tikka Masala

Published on December 22nd, 2018
4 out of 5

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]

Kohinoor Lucknowi Adraki Bhuna cooking sauce

Published on December 1st, 2018
3 out of 5

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.

ASDA Extra Special Chicken Jalfrezi & Pilau Rice

Published on November 24th, 2018 ASDA Extra Special
3 out of 5

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]

Kohinoor Dal Makhani

Published on October 28th, 2018
4 out of 5

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]

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]

Tesco Chicken Korma with Pilau Rice

Published on July 22nd, 2018
4 out of 5

Beautiful packaging – the two halves snap away from each other nicely, so you don’t have to worry about burning your fingers when you try to get it all out onto a plate. The korma is nice and creamy and the pilau rice is pretty spot on. £2.79 RRP for an own-brand curry isn’t too… [Read More]