“ Type: Frozen Food „
I'm a big fan of curries, especially korma, but going out to the Indian can be expensive and very high in calories! My Mum got me the Be Good To Yourself Chicken Korma and Rice from Sainsbury's at the weekend and I looked forward to tucking in.
Price: The Chicken Korma and Rice was £2.69 for 400g, this is about average for a curry ready meal but obviously is quite expensive for one person. The portion size was quite good for the price as many korma's which are slightly cheaper really don't fill you up very much. Obviously alot cheaper than a take- away!
Packaging: The korma comes in a plastic container with two sections, one for rice and one for the curry, the pot is the covered in a plastic see through cover so you can see what you're buying. This is then covered by a carboard sleeve, with a very tasty looking picture of the korma and rice. The nutritional wheel also shows that all aspects of this meal are in the green category so it's looking good, the logo of 'Be Good to Yourself' is also present and a short description of the meal.
Cooking Instructions: I cooked this is the microwave as I sometimes think the oven can dry ready meals out. It's cooked for 3 minutes from chilled, you then take it out and add some water to the rice and stir both compartments. You then return it to the microwave for a further 3-5 minutes depending on your microwave. In the oven you cook it for 20 minutes at 190 degrees or gas mark 5. The container gets very hot so be careful!
The Finished Result: This smelt really good when it was in the microwave, it reminded me of the smell of a high quality korma from an Indian restaurant. When I was serving it up I was impressed by the portion size, there was plenty of rice and the curry had 6 big pieces of chicken and about 3-4 smaller pieces. The rice had spices in it which I picked out before serving, I was looking forward to a nice autentice dish with none of the calories! When I tasted the rice I found it a little dry, even though I had added more than the recommended 2 teaspoons of water during cooking, I just mixed it up with the korma sauce though so this wasn't really a problem. The korma sauce wasn't what I was expecting, it wasn't creamy like a korma and was abit more spicy, not overly so but not like a korma at all. The chicken was nice and tender and as I said before there was plenty of it, on the whole the dish worked well together, the sauce is described as creamy, which it isn't and it didn't taste much of coconut either, so abit disappointing.
Nutritional Information: Per meal prepared:
Sat Fat: 2.5g
Allery Advice: Contains nuts, milk and sesame seeds.
Overall: I did enjoy this meal but I don't see how it can be called a korma! It's really good nutritionally so great if you're on a diet but it's still a nice meal even if you aren't, especially as the portion size is so generous. The price is okay, but not suitable for a family meal but I'd buy this again as I was quite impressed. Don't buy it if you only like korma though!