Waitrose Vegetarian Jackfruit Biryani

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 a good job at pretending that I almost convinced myself it was real.

The texture is softer and less chewy than chicken, but has all of the flavours of tandoori, and the accompanying rice and vegetables are a classic biryani. This was delicious, but I would hesitate slightly at the £3.75 RRP.

It’s not a completely convincing replacement for chicken biryani, but it does put up a good fight.