Product Type: Tesco Ready Meals
Newest Review: ... the same from this chicken korma. The korma comes in a microwave safe plastic tub with 2 sections, 1 for the korma and 1 for the rice. ... more
Member Name: 85fiona
Tesco Healthy Living Chicken Korma and Rice
Advantages: low in calories
Disadvantages: tastes bland and horrible
I love a good korma, either from the takeaway, made at home or a ready meal but I am very aware of how many calories are in a korma (a lot!) not surprisingly since it is a creamy curry. So when I spotted tesco light choices chicken korma and rice (I'm guessing its been renamed this instead of healthy living) I was excited to give it a go!
I have tried several other light choice and healthy living things from tescos in the past and have been pleased with how good they were, I expected the same from this chicken korma. The korma comes in a microwave safe plastic tub with 2 sections, 1 for the korma and 1 for the rice. The plastic tub has a cardboard sleeve with a nice picture of a korma on it. It also gives the nutritional information on the front:
I felt this was very good as other chicken korma ready meals I have had have had about twice the amount of calories so I went ahead and bought it.
The korma ready meal can be microwaved or oven cooked, it can also be frozen. I chose to cook the korma in the microwave as it only takes 5-6mins, while oven cooking takes 25-30mins. Once the korma had finished I gave it a good stir to make sure it was heated all the way through and I decated it onto a plate.
The smell from the korma was pleasant and I noticed before I started eating it that it seemed to have a lot of onions in it, this didnt fuss me because I like onions but it might put some other people off. Upon tasting the korma, it was less than pleasant....in fact the taste was not very pleasant at all, the korma really didn't have much of a taste to it, the amount of onion in it was over powering (maybe had more onion than chicken to reduce the number of calories?) it didn't taste of korma at all and it was really really bland and boring. I persevered for a while but I think I ended up eating less than half and then binned the rest of it.
Over all I would not recommend this to any one. even though it has less calories than a normal korma ready meal, it is not worth it. I'm just going to stick to my normal kormas and maybe just have less because I am certainly never buying this korma again!
Summary: I nasty low calorie korma ready meal