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Asda Tikka Masala & Madras Meal for 2

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Brand: Asda / Type: Other Ready Meals

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      05.07.2011 09:12
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      An amazing meal for two from Asda

      Its Asda time once more; on this occasion I am reviewing a superb Indian meal that myself and my partner shared when we recently went on holiday. We saw it in the local Asda there. I am quite selective with the sort of Indian meals I like. Two of my favourites are Chicken Tikka Masala and also Chicken or Beef or Lamb Madras. Chicken Tikka Masala I like occasionally as it is a milder curry, with a slightly spicy flavour; its creamy too. However, I am more of a fan of hotter curries and Madras is an ideal one for me.

      On this occasion, myself and my partner did not want a mixture of curries which were both milder. We did see another meal for two which I think had the Chicken Tikka Masala with a Chicken Korma curry. Neither of us really like Chicken Korma so we hunted for something else.

      This meal that we chose looked just right for us and for our tastes; You also get Pillau rice with it, 2 Nan breads and 2 small Onion Bhajees. Excellent we thought. We just didn't fancy cooking and thought what the hell, lets treat ourselves and take it easy whilst we are on holiday.

      This meal is from Asda's Chosen By You range. It comes in a large bag and shows pictures of the contents on the packaging. Asda describe this meal in the following way;

      '1 Chicken Tikka Masala with marinated Chicken Breast pieces in a medium hot curry sauce with tomatoes, Yoghurt and Chilli. 1 Chicken Madras with marinated Chicken breast pieces in a hot and spicy coconut sauce. .Pillau rice to share. 2 mini Nan breads. 2 mini Onion Bhajees with slices of onion, gram flour. Chilli and spices'.


      Chicken Tikka Masala
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      This dish has plenty of Chicken breast; the sauce is great, with a slightly spicy flavour. Personally I would not describe it as being a 'medium hot' curry sauce; but just full of lovely flavours. The sauce is quite creamy, a sort of lovely slightly orangy colour. You can really taste the great blend of flavours in this dish.

      Ingredients
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      Far too many to mention; here are the main ones;

      Chicken Tikka Masala (25%) with Cooked marinated Chicken breast (26%); Chicken breast (95%)
      Turmeric, Garam masala, Palm oil, Tapioca starch, Salt, Single cream, Tomato puree, Sugar, Yoghurt, Modified maize starch, Vegetable oil, Unsalted butter, Tandoori paste, Garlic puree, Ginger puree, Desiccated coconut, Distilled malt vinegar, , Chilli powder, Bay leaf powder, Concentrated lemon juice. Citric Acid

      Chicken madras
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      This is my favourite dish out of the two and is absolutely delicious. It is nice and hot and spicy with a rich and thick sauce. Again there is plenty of Chicken breast. Some people may find this a bit too hot, so if you do not like the more hotter curries this one won't be for you. Despite it being hot, its not so hot that you cant taste the great spices in this dish. Its just right for me.

      Main Ingredients
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      Chicken madras (25%) ; Marinated chicken breast (26%) ; Chicken breast (95%)
      Palm oil, Tapioca starch, Salt, Turmeric, Garam masala, Onions, Creamed coconut, Coconut milk, Tomato puree, Garlic puree, Garlic salt, Citric acid, Modified maize starch, Ginger puree, Vegetable oil, Chicken stock with yeast extract and salt, Curry leaves, Desiccated coconut, Coriander, Sugar, Green chillies, Colour (plain caramel), Salt, Mustard seeds, Crushed dried chillies, Fenugreek

      Pilau rice
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      I quite like Pillau rice; it is similar to long grain rice in my view but just sort of smaller; it has a lovely flavour to it. I like lots of rice with my curries and there is ample here for the two people.

      Ingredients ;Vegetable oil, Salt, Whole Cardamon pods, Colour (Curcumin), Bay leaves, Whole Cloves

      Mini Nan breads
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      Admittedly these are small but tasty all the same and great to dip into the curries.

      Ingredients; Wheat flour, Vegetable oil, Spirit Vinegar, Raising agents (Sodium bicarbonate, Diphosphates, Calcium phosphates, Yeast, Salt, Kalonji seeds, Preservative (Calcium propionate)

      Mini Onion Bhajees
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      Small in size but great in taste. I simply love Onion Bhajees. These are a nice little extra with the meal.

      Ingredients; Onion, Vegetable oil, Gram flour, Self raising flour, Wheat flour, Raising agents, Coriander, Ginger Puree, Ground cumin, Baking powder, Red Chilli, Salt, Turmeric, Chilli powder

      Allergy Information
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      Contains Gluten, Milk, Wheat, Barley, Mustard. May contain traces of nuts and/or Sesame seeds.

      *There are no artificial flavours, Colours or Hydrogenated fats in this product *

      Calories
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      If you are on a diet or watching those pounds, this meal won't be for you! Half of the meal ( for one person) contains a whopping 1240 kcals!

      Preparation
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      You can Microwave or cook this meal in the oven. It will take around ten minutes in the microwave or 25 minutes in the oven. The Onion Bhajees take about 15 minutes in the oven and the Nan breads around 5 minutes in the oven.

      This great Indian meal for two only costs £6.68 for the whole lot. Now that's what I call a real bargain!!

      Due to the super tastes and flavours; the portions and the very low cost I am awarding this meal the full 5 stars. Highly recommend.

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