Review: Sukhi’s Chicken Curry

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Sukhi's Chicken Curry
Sukhi’s Chicken Curry
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Is Sukhi's Chicken Curry any good?

Yes! An above average frozen meal that Indian food lovers will enjoy when facing a time pinch. The curry has an enjoyable flavor and remarkable heat level. The meal isn’t the biggest and those with heartier appetites might find it serves better as a quick lunch, than hefty dinner.

This product combines two things that I love dearly: Indian food and convenience. That last part is of course critical with any frozen meal. Any sensible shopper knows that a frozen dinner is never going to beat the real thing – whether that’s home cooked or from a specialized restaurant.

I love to cook my own Indian food at home from scratch but its certainly a cuisine that requires time, love and care; as such I’m never against having a couple of frozen instant meals ready to go when I’m in a time pinch. I recently decided to give this frozen meal solution from Sukhi’s a spin as I’ve really enjoyed their Vindaloo wraps in the past.

Just like that wrap, this is also quality product. There are no mystery components on initial inspection – the chicken is identifiably chicken. Taste wise too this product is very enjoyable. Sukhi’s doesn’t hold back on the spice levels, which I personally love. This is a bold curry with a strong garlic flavor. While there’s not an abundance of chicken in the gravy, it is all quality white meat which is appreciated. The naan and rice are also of good quality.

As frozen meals go, this is definitely above average, and one I’d happily purchase again. Flavor and quality are on point. The only points that I might debate are the overall size and price; the latter of course will probably depend on where you find this product locally.

Sukhi's Chicken Curry package front
Sukhi’s Chicken Curry package front

Sukhi’s Chicken Curry – what’s in the box

Sukhi's Chicken Curry whats in the box
Sukhi’s Chicken Curry whats in the box

Sukhi’s Chicken Curry cooking instructions and nutrition

As you’d expect from a microwave dinner, the cooking couldn’t be easier. You’ll have a piping hot meal in 3-5 minutes depending on the power and nuances of your microwave oven. Nutritionally this isn’t bad per se, and stacked up against certain frozen dinners, probably much better. The package breaks out the naan bread nutrition separately which is a nice touch.

Sukhi's Chicken Curry package back
Sukhi’s Chicken Curry package back

Sukhi’s Chicken Curry

Here’s the completed chicken curry, rice and naan on the plate. You’ll note the rice and gravy are slightly intermingled, this is how the product comes together while cooking, not my own messiness I should add.

Sukhi's Chicken Curry on the plate cooked
Sukhi’s Chicken Curry on the plate cooked

Sukhi’s Chicken Curry – what’s a fair price?

I paid $6.69 from a local grocery store for this frozen curry. I think this might be just ever so high for the size of the meal. In my own city I can purchase a chicken curry with rice and naan bread for around $12 from a restaurant. The quality would be the same if not a little higher and the portion more than twice as big.

Of course, it wouldn’t beat the convenience of this Sukhi’s product, from freezer to belly in minutes. If I saw the product around the $5 mark I think that would be fairer.

Hi I’m Stuart., amateur home cook and professional food writer.  You can find my writing at places like The Salt Lake Tribune and Gastronomic SLC, which I founded more than a decade ago.  As well as writing extensively about restaurants, I’m endlessly curious about that product on the shelf. Is it any good I wonder? If you’re like me, wonder no more.

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