Time and again, I’m impressed by the excellence of Tandoor Chef. I don’t believe I’ve ever been let down by one of their frozen products and the cherry on top is always the price; Tandoor Chef is almost always universally cheaper than their competitors. In the frozen Indian food world, I find that only Trader Joe’s comes close on both these points consistently.
It probably doesn’t hurt that Deep Foods (the company behind Tandoor Chef) also has a line of fine looking restaurants in NYC; the subtlety of the flavors across their dishes demonstrates someone involved in the products has actually cooked real Indian food before composing these.
Anyway, this product is another solid performer in their overall line up. The dish includes a trio of veggie kofta in rich tomato sauce, a more tangier chickpea masala, and lastly a spinach basmati pilaf. All three components are good, and each uniquely different.
Worthy of note is the rice here, which cooks up wonderfully. No bittiness or chalkiness that is common in some frozen Indian foods.
Here’s the kofta curry in it’s frozen and final cooked states:
Tandoor Chef Kofta Curry cooking instructions and nutrition
With microwave instructions so simple, I can’t say I’d ever try the oven method. Nutritionally this is quite the healthy meal – in the context of frozen foods that is. This meal is also 100% vegan friendly.
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