We tend to do all of our shopping at Tesco, because we find them to be the cheapest and have some of the better quality products compared to the other supermarkets, especially some of their home brand items.
Now, we like our curry, more than most meals because they are easy to make and very tasty, home made is always best when it comes to curry! We visited the bread isle whilst in Tesco shopping, and planned on getting some standard naan bread, but we came across Tesco home brand garlic and coriander naans instead. We decided to give them ago, because after all they looked really tasty, and was very cheap. The pack, which contains two fairly sized naan breads cost less than seventy pence, which I thought was very cheap, especially when compared to some of the normal naan breads costing way more than these.
We were making a Balti on the night we used these, and put them in the oven for a couple of minutes before serving. They smelt delicious taking them out the package, and even better when they heated in the oven!
Just as I thought, they were very tasty! Better than what I had anticipated them to taste like. The garlic is quite strong though, so you would need to really enjoy garlic like I do to fully appreciate them. The bread was very light, but unlike others did not fall apart. There are two ways to cook them, either in the oven or in the toaster, but i suppose you could grill them too. Just a little tip, with all naans sprinkle them with a little water before cooking, this helps them become nice and crisp without going to hard, it makes your bread much much softer.
These naan breads could be used for anything, we use them for curry mainly, but they can also be used for salad. When we have a light meal, we buy a pack of these and fill them with mixed leaves, fresh tomato and feta cheese, it is a really light and tasty meal, perfect for those who are watching the calories, as these are only 240 calories each.
These naans are a real bargain I think, and are high quality, better than some of the big brand products I think! I recommend giving them a try, it wont break the bank and I think you will be pleasantly surprised!
I bought the naan bread to accompany a curry, at 80p a packet you can't really go wrong. They come in a packet of two designed to serve for two people. However, as they are generously proportioned there is easily enough for four people.
The naan bread are very big on flavour. On tasting the naan bread you can taste the garlic and corriander. You can see on the surface of the naan bread the little coriander seeds that add to the texture and taste. The flavour would complement a more spicy curry such as a Jalfrezi. Though there is nothing wrong with eating the naan bread with a korma, like I did.
The texture of the naan bread is very pleasant as well. The bread is quite dense, fluffy and soft as well as being absolutely scrumptious. The naan bread easily tears which makes it easy to tear it small enough to dip in the curry sauce.
Overall, the naan bread at 80p is a steal. It works out at 20p a portion if divided between four people. It matches up to the restaurant standard of naan bread I have tried. It is pleasant accompanient to any curry.
i'm here eating this for the first time. i must say that im disappointed.the bread is very, very, very dry and crumbly. Now, I'm not eating this with a saucy dish, I'm eating this by itself together with a salad. Together with a sauce I suppose its fine, but on its own I will not buy this again.The question is, what shall I do with the second one in the package...I wonder if the birds will like it?
At the cost of just 55p Tesco have really satisfied this customer! Making any type of indian curry can be a stress when created from scratch, the various herbs and spices required to perfect that taste. It is such a pleasure to find that one doesn't have to go to extraordinary lengths with their naan bread to get a great taste.
I bought this to accompany a Rogan Joss Curry and can quite happily say the match was perfect, the garlic and corriander seasoning blended perfectly with the thick spicy sauce. As well as that the size was more than enough for two people and again at the price provided, it really is a no brainer!
They also provide a plain unseasoned variation which is great if one likes the simpler things at the same cost.
My gripe lies at most with packaging, i have found it very easy to tear the bread when packing the bags. But again, little can be done about that
I love Indian food and from time to time we have been known to pick up a nice curry in a box from one of our local supermarkets and we like to have this with bombay potatoes, poppadoms and naan breads. The naan bread of choice on our latest visit to Tesco was this Tesco Garlic & Coriander Naan Bread which cost just 55p for two, very reasonable indeed.
These naans, like most, come provided in a plastic wrapper which has all the usual information on it. These are plain naans with added vegetable ghee, flavoured with garlic & coriander. There is a nice amount of flavour on the naan breads and it does give your fingers a little covering as you take them out of the wrapper.
These naan breads take just 6 minutes in a hot oven and I like to leave mine for a couple of extra minutes so they are nice and crispy before I serve them.
These naans are large in size and the flavouring is very ample for the amount of bread that you have. They are lovely and soft on the inside and taste like they are made from good quality ingredients. The coriander is the perfect herb for this bread as it compliments the flavour of Indian dishes so well. These naans are not too covered in garlic that you recoil but just enough to give a nice flavour to the dish and these naan breads help to cool down an overly spicy curry. I wouldn't say that these are the most luxurious naans I have ever eaten but they were a lovely accompaniment to our large Indian meal and thoroughly enjoyed.
Ingredients: Wheat Flour,Water ,Vegetable Oil ,Sugar , Vegetable Ghee (2%) , Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Potassium Carbonate) , Garlic Purée (1%) ,Kalonji Seeds ,Yeast ,Yogurt Powder ,Salt , Coriander (0.3%) ,Ground Fennel , Preservative (Calcium Propionate) ,Natural Flavourings ,Dried Parsley. ,Vegetable Ghee contains ,Vegetable Oil.
Each naan contains 470 calories, 14.4g protein, 75.2g carbohydrates (of which 5.8g sugars), 12.4g fat (of which 2.2g saturates), 4.8g of fibre and 1.6g of salt. Obviously this is high in calories, fat & salt but as this is not something that I enjoy on a daily, or even weekly basis, I have been happy enough to eat a whole naan from time to time.
I am very pleased with the quality of these naans, the softness and the strength of the coriander and garlic. I may say that these are a lovely addition to a hot curry as I can use these cooler naans to soak up the hot sauce and then enjoy my chicken being a little less spicy. These naans are tasty and I don't mind the high fat, calorie & salt content because they are tasty and lovely and soft. I would definitely recommend these as the perfect accompaniment to your Indian or lots of other meals really. I have been known to enjoy one of these with an admirals pie from time to time and it's the perfect accompaniment for me.
What is a curry without Naan bread? Naked - thats what! We have a curry once a week, and Naan bread is an absolute essential compliment to the meal. All the family love Naan bread.
I tend to buy supermarkets own brand Naan bread because I don't feel there is a lot of differnce between brands. this week I bought Tesco Garlic and coriander Naan bread which costs 58p for two large Naan breads.
The packaging is a transparent bag and you can see the product inside. The pack has a pink accent colour and says in big letters on the front "perfect for curry dishes". The nutritional information for half a Naan is on the front, which is as follows:
It also translates these quantities an a percentage of RDA. OK, not the healthiest food option, and I never eat half a Naan. I like a whole one!
The rear of the packet displays the cooking instructions which is 6 minutes at 180c or gas 4, or grill for 2 minutes after sprinkling with water. The pack also tealls you that it is suitable for freezing, and lists the ingredients.
The bread itself is lovely. Although it is marketed as garlic and coriander, the flavours are subtle and not at all as overpowering as garlic bread. The Naan bread contains Kalonji seeds, which add to the texture of the bread, but again, have only a subtle flavour. The flavour do not clash with curry, but rather enhance it.
Each piece is rather large, and certainly a family could share the two breads comfortably between them. The bread has a light doughy texture and is especially good formopping up that last bit of sauce off the plate.
There is an allergy warning that the product contains milk, wheat and gluten, but is nut free.
A naan bread is an absolute store cupboard or freezer essential for when you just knock up a quick curry, as I think it makes all the difference to have a bit of something on the side to dip into the curry.
I would like to make my own but I can't even do chapatis they would not turn out properly although I will definitely give it a go one time!!
The naan breads are available as mini naan pack of 4 or full size (well not exactly to Indian standars of naan breads) pack of 2.
They are found of course at Tesco within the bread and cakes section.
They are plastic packaged for fresheness and are fairly easy to pull apart, the aroma of these is wonderful as I love garlic and coriander and combined they are simply lush together!
Heating instructions are extremely simple and they require a five minute blast in the oven, the exact timeage will be on the back of the packet according to your oven type, of course nutrition and the all important ingredients list is also printed on the back of the pack should you need to know.
When they are done in the oven, they should still br fairly soft and not at all crunchy, how many times have I done that to my beloved naan breads and been sorely disappointed!!
The taste of the naan I feel could be ever so slightly stronger and a bit more pungent for my liking, and I also feel the product is fairly dry and not much soft doughiness to it like you would expect a naan bread to be like, the dryness of these does really put me off buying them and with me thinking they are a bit weak in the taste department is the ultimate blow for these unforunately, I can still detect the dryness even when used in dipping into the curry, they are merely 'OK' naan breads but nothing special at all.
The pack of 2 is 80p which is cheaper than the other brands such as Sharwoods, unfortunately I cannot thoroughly recommend them. An ok choice but I think other brands will be tastier.
Summary 5.5 out of 10
If you are cooking curry then the two most common accompainments are rice and naan bread, well there are in my house at least and hence I often find myself buying these packs of Tesco Garlic and Coriander Naan Bread. They also do a plain naan flavour as well but these have a little extra kick and flavour to them.
They come in a pack of two and take six minutes to cook in a pre heated oven or you can do them under the grill, I prefer the oven method personally as they do not go as crisp on the outside and staff light and fluffy on the inside. They are suitable for vegetarians and can be frozen but should be defrosted before use.
Taste wise they are excellent, they sometimes go crisp on the outside however ifyou do not cook them for too long they will not dry out and will retain a slightly chewy texture to them. You can really taste the combination of garlic and coriander which is sprinkled throughout them, initially I always feel it is the corainder that is the stronger of the two flavours however the garlic sort of creeps up on you, if you want to strengthen the garlic flavour then one tip is to rub the bread with a garlic clove before and especially after cooking to give it an extra bit of garlic flavour.
The only downside is that they are never as good as the ones you get in a restaurant but then I really would not expect them to be. They are quite large as I find I never eat a whole one and the boyfriend usually finishes mine off for me.
Tesco Garlic and Corriander Naan is a decent little addition to a take-home take-away from Tesco. It perfectly compliments a lot of their Indian dishes, though I don't see why you couldn't eat it with other cuisine if you wanted to do so. It's reasonably priced at 68p for a packet of 2, and for this you get two giant pieces of bread that can easily be split four ways.
The appearance of the bread is pretty nifty, with generous sprinklings of corriander all over the thin, pitta like bread. The smell that comes off this because of the corriander is very inviting. It's a clean, fresh smell with a twist of garlic mixed in that makes me think this stuff is going to taste strongly.
It doesn't actually taste all that strong when you bite into it though. In fact it's actually got quite a clean, plain flavour to it with just a hint of an after taste. I find that the bread is rather on the dry side, and very chewy and filling too. But don't let this put you off, as this texture and taste actually makes this a prime candidate for eating with Indian food.
You can rip up bits of this to dip into your curry, and the flavour of the curry won't be diluted or distorted very much by the flavour of the bread at all. Similarly, this stuff goes great with dips - especially creamy mint based dips.
For 68p you can't go wrong with this as a side order to go with your Indian. It's essential for mopping up the bottom of your curry in the same way the English traditionally do with bread in their soup bowls. I think the plain taste is intentional, and essential for making this a bread you can use with a wide variety of dishes. I don't think this is a five star product because it can be a little on the dry side, but I think it's well worth four stars taking the low price into account.