While I’ve been cooking a lot more, I’m also taking advantage of ready-to-eat products that are either frozen, or shelf-stable, for when I don’t feel like cooking. Recently, I’ve come across two companies offering ready-to-eat Indian meals.
Saffron Road offers responsibly sourced ingredients and great flavors. The new meals are made with real plant-based protein (legumes) using no highly processed pea/soy ingredients.
The two flavors I’ve tried are:
Chickpea Masala (Authentic Indian Chana Masala): succulent chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, spices & green chilies
Delhi Potatoes (Authentic Indian Aloo Matar): potatoes cooked with tomatoes and green peas in a classic Indian masala sauce
Both meals are microwave-ready and prepared in just 60 seconds – and, unlike many current brands, never, ever contain any highly processed protein isolates nor any “heme” processed soy proteins. These are perfect for vegetarians looking for a quick and easy meal that is also tasty.
Deep Indian Kitchen offers frozen meals that go directly from your freezer to the microwave, to your table. The flavors are spot on, and it’s like having restaurant quality food at your fingertips. I loved the samosas for appetizers, and the frozen meals are perfect for me when I want something quick and flavorful but don’t want to pick up take out, or make my own. The range of items include: Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Curry, Paneer Tikka Masala, and three new items of Butter Chicken, Chicken Korma and Chicken Vindaloo.