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Sainsbury's 'Moghlai' Butter Chicken

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      17.11.2009 00:16
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      Give this a go on a Saturday night...

      I don't usually shop at Sainsburys, but I popped in this evening after a busy day and I wanted food... quickly. I went over to the fresh curry counter and it was closed, so I went over to the repacked section, the curries there were more expensive (£3.29 per curry), I was a little put off by the price but I decided to purchase it anyway.

      I wanted this food quickly so I put it into the microwave. The item was chilled, so it took five minutes to heat up (it takes about 10 minutes to cook from frozen). To cook in the oven you have to preheat it at 190oC / gas mark 5 and cook for 40 minutes from frozen and 25 minutes from chilled.

      I was actually very surprised by this product, it didn't taste like your usual repacked rubbish, (you know when you can tell that the butter sauce has been poured over some unseasoned chicken), this was a premium and similar to butter chicken that you'd order in an Indian restaurant.

      You also get a lot of curry and chicken for your money and considering the fabulous taste it is well worth the £3.29 price tag.

      The chicken is marinated and it is so tender, moist and juicy. The sauce contains butter, yogurt and cream so it is thick and tasty. It also contains tomato and the spices make the product really tasty, but not too hot.

      There are lots of spices and other produce that adds to the taste, it reminds me of a Chicken Tika Masala, but it is much tastier because the meat is so well seasoned.

      I'd say that its slightly hotter than a korma, but if you like mild curries you would enjoy this. Also, if you like spicier Indian food then you will be a fan of this because it is so tasty and authentic.

      My only complaint about this product is the amount of fat and calories this product contains. Here is the nutritional information:

      Calories: 505
      Fat: 31.5g
      Saturated Fat: 17.4g
      Salt: 2.86g
      Total Sugars: 9.7g

      With this item being so high in calories and saturated fat I am only giving it four out of five dooyoo stars, but if I was rating on taste and value I would give it five out of five.

      As an occasional treat this curry would be perfect, but I won't be purchasing it very often because of the calorie content.

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        28.08.2009 20:53
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        A little dish packed full of flavour.

        I absolutely LOVE Indian food! Like most people I have a favourite local restaurant that I go to, but it's about 15 minutes away and doesn't deliver, so it's not always possible to get there easily. I was shopping in Sainsbury's recently and found myself standing in front of their Indian section. Butter Chicken was the flavour that really stood out for me so I decided to give it a try.

        Now this Butter Chicken can be bought in 2 ways, it either comes pre packed, although the packaging has changed compared to the dooyoo pic above, or if your Sainsbury's has a fresh food counter it can be bought there. I'm a true MSEer (hands up, you know who you are!) and as such I like to feel like I'm getting good value for money. I spent about 10 minutes pottering back and forth between the 2 trying to decide which was better value, even going as far as to ask the assistant to weigh a carton to find out the weight! In the end I realised that buying it fresh was a much better deal, you got more in the packet for less money! Bargain!

        You can heat his either in the microwave - 4-5 minutes from chilled or 9-10 minutes from frozen, or in the oven - 25 minutes from chilled or 40 minutes from frozen. I used the oven as I think things taste better that way.

        When I took it out of the oven it looked really tasty, the sauce was bubbling nicely and the smell was fantastic! We ate this with some chips, but if you wanted it as a main meal there is more than enough for one person.

        In my portion there were loads of large succulent pieces of chicken mixed in with the sauce. The sauce itself was a lovely deep orange/red colour. It looked very thick and rich and extremely sumptuous! Although tomato based, this isn't the predominant flavour but there is definitely a tomato-y hint. Flavours added to the sauce include clove, chilli and fenugreek and to me they all blended together really well.

        Priced at £2.99 per carton rather than price per kg, I find it to be very good value and considerably cheaper than take out.

        A mild dish, PACKED full of flavour, it would go with a wide range of different side dishes and I would recommend it to anybody.

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          10.06.2009 17:34
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          A very tasty Indian, good for mild and medium fans, enjoy!

          I tried Sainsbury's Moghlai Butter Chicken a few days ago, and I was pleasantly surprised with how tasty it was! I do enjoy a good curry, and often go to a local and excellent curry house, but as we fancied something quick and easy (and it was chucking it down so stayed in), we bought some curries from Sainsbury's, and this one topped the pile.

          Although it is a creamy sauce with some coconut in, it isn't as mild or creamy as a korma, but has some good spices to give it a little kick. I particularly rate this curry, not only because the flavour is very good, but also because of the generous helping of succulent chicken. The chicken survived the microwave cooking very well and was lovely and juicy. The dish doesn't come with rice, but we had plenty available and bought a couple of naan breads to add to the mix.

          I would recommend the Moghlai Butter Chicken for fans of mild and medium curries, I normally go for a chicken tikka masala or murgh jalfrezzi so this would, I think, suit people of both sensibilities. Enjoy a night in with this tasty curry and have a massive saving from the takeaway - Sainbury's are doing a Indian ready meal deal with two mains and two sides for only £7!

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            25.04.2009 01:47
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            A really nice filling meal that is very reasonably priced for what it is!

            I do love a good curry and go out for Indian food quite often. However some times you can't get out to eat as often as you'd like for some reason or another so I quite often have meals that I can just bung in the oven or microwave cos I'm not the world's greatest cook sadly and I like food that I can just warm up because I'm a lazy bones lol.

            On a Saturday as if I stay in my Mother on a Friday always gets me some Indian food from Sainsbury's when she's out doing our weekly shopping (I live at home lol) and this was one she treated me to last week.

            The Packaging....

            The meal comes in a plastic black oval dish and you can see the meal through the clear plastic lid. There is a purple coloured sleeve that slides off the product and on the front there is a photograph of the meal. On the front in white writing I'm told it's Sainsbury's Butter Chicken which is 'Chargrilled Marinated British Chicken Breast Pieces In A Rich Tomato And Butter Sauce, Flavoured With Coriander' and that it's rich and aromatic. Other information on the front of the sleeve lets me know it is British Chicken and that it contains no hydrogenated fats, artificial colours or flavours, that it is produced in the UK, that it's freezable and medium in flavour. There is a nutritional at a glance pye chart on there and I'm told to keep the product refrigerated. On the back I'm again told what it is and contact details for Sainsbury's are given, size is stated and there is a bar-code on there. Then I'm given full nutritional details and ingredients, allergy advice is given, and I'm given instructions for cooking it. Nice enough packaging and it's informative enough.

            To Cook It....

            Oven....

            Preheat oven to Electric 190C/Gas 5, pierce the lid and if frozen cook for 40 minutes. If it's chilled, 25 minutes.

            To Microwave....

            9 1/2 - 10 minutes frozen or 4 1/2 - 5 minutes from chilled.

            My Experience....

            Well my dish was stored in the fridge so it was fresh and I could see a nice red coloured sauce with lots of large pieces of chicken in it. No rice, this is just a main meal. Of course you can freeze this.

            I cooked mine according to the instructions given for it chilled and in the microwave. I removed the sleeve (as I was told to) and put a few holes through the plastic lid with a fork and simply stirred it halfway through. Really easy to cook and it cooked in the time estimated.

            As it cooked it gave off a really gently curry kind of smell that was entirely pleasant and then I served it on a plate and had some rice with it. (ready done rice from Sainbury's lol).

            Appearance wise it's raly great. It gives a really generous portion size is still a reddish colour when cooked with a nice thick sauce that has a spicy, creamy smell to it and looks incredibly rich.

            Taste wise there is alot going on this dish. The of chicken is vast and it's tender and juicy and tastes really fresh and like chicken should. The sauce is a little greasy as it contains butter and cream but that really blends well with the fenugreek, clove, nutmeg, chilli and ginger ingredient in the sauce and the yogurt gives a thickness to the sauce and a tart flavour on the tongue in contrast to the other flavours. Although tomato flavoured it isn't highly so and the colour from tomato's and paprika is really all that's taken.

            What this is, is basically is chicken in a rich tomatoey, spicy slightly sour thick sauce blended incredibly well with herbs and spices and has no lumps of vegetables or anything like that going on in it and the only bit of crunch you kind of get is from herbs that taste realy fresh indeed.

            Everything about this dish is really, rally nice, fresh and authentic. I love all the flavours mingling in my mouth and although it has a mild kick to it because of the chilli, black pepper and coriander etc that doesn't bite you and be harsh in your mouth and make you thirsty or your tongue swell and every flavour you can taste on it's own and you know the ingredients have a role to play in the over-all taste stakes within this dish. This is a fresh and delicious meal that I think is really great and a nice treat and amazing value for money!

            Allergy Advice....

            Contains Milk.
            Not suitable for peanut, nut or sesame allergy sufferers due to the methods used in the manufacture of this product.

            Nutritional Information...Per Meal....

            Calories: 505
            Fat: 31.5g
            Saturated Fat: 17.4g
            Salt: 2.86g
            Total Sugars: 9.7g


            £3.29 Per meal only in Sainsburys.

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