“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Potato „
Tesco Bombay Potato in a tin costs only 65p at the moment. When I first picked it up a few weeks ago it cost closer to 80p so it's good to see prices going in the right direction for a change! For 65p you get a 400g tin which is plenty for a big dinner for one, or enough to share around with a small group if you're using it as a side dish.
To heat it up, just pour it into a microwave bowl, put a bit of kitchen towel over the top and nuke it for four or five minutes, stirring once in the middle. Easy stuff. It goes brilliantly with rice of course, but it's also good as a dish on it's own as there's plenty of potatoes in there to fill up on.
Inside the tin I was really pleased to find such a thick mixture the first time I tried it. I've had it twice more since and every time there's been a good, thick dollop of bombay potato inside the ring-pull can. For the price, I was surprised to find such a thick mixture. As well as lots of generous potato chunks there's also a thick, spicy curry sauce along with lots of little onion slithers.
This hasn't just got a great texture, but also a really great taste. The potatoes are lovely and soft, and the sauce is thick, rich and full of flavour. The sauce is spicy and has a little burn at the back of the mouth on the way down, but not to the point of being especially hot or uncomfortable. The tomato flavour comes through strongly, as does the garam masala which is one of my favourite mild to medium spices.
The nutritional content isn't as bad as I thought it would be. There are 170 calories in half a tin, along with 5.8g of fat and 1.1g of salt. For such a tasty, rich sauce-drenched curry dish - I expected the fat content to be a fair bit higher than that. There's even 4.6g of fibre in this so it's got some nutritional benefits too.
For 65p, spicy food fans should really give this a go. There's nothing worse than being exhausted at the end of a hard day's work and fancying a take-out, but not really having the patience or the cash for it. Having one of these in the cupboard is a great quick and cheap fix for just such situations!