“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Snack „
I love Indian food and when I spotted this product while out shopping I decided to buy it, it caught my eye and it is one that I had not spotted before and so it landed in my trolley.
The bhajis are housed in a clear plastic container with a sealed strip to keep them nice and fresh. They do look very appetising inside the container too. Each one is circular in shape but with ragged edges as bhajis usually are. They are a nice golden brown colour.
Each one measures approximately 3 inches in diameter, so a good size. They are a really nice texture and feel soft when taken out of the container. Inside there are sliced onions seasoned with chilli, roasted cumin and fresh coriander. They are very easy to chew and swallow too.
They have a really nice chilli smell to them, they do not have a strong taste of chilli and they certainly do not burn the mouth while eating them. They are a kind of mild chilli and not an over powering taste. I would say these would suit anyone who likes chilli but a mild one. The taste of the onion is quite apparent too and the slices taste really nice with the chilli and coriander and cumin, these ingredients give a really nice taste. They also are quite moist and not dry at all, the moisture is just perfect with these ones. Even though they have a batter coating they do not taste greasy or too fatty. The batter is a thin coating and just the right amount over each one.
They can be heated in the oven on a baking tray for around 10 to 12 minutes at gas mark 6 or 200 in an electric oven. They crisp really nicely because they have a batter coating and the texture of the batter and the inside of the bhajis work really well together and they do not taste bland. They are delicious and super for a snack or with chips or salad for a meal.
These only cost £1 at the time of purchase and I just think they are super value for money and excellent quality tasting bhajis.
Each one contains 110 calories, 7.3g of fat and 1.8g of sugar.
They can be kept in the fridge and can be frozen on the day of purchase, they can also be placed in the oven from frozen too.
They are also suitable for vegetarians.
I do recommend these for anyone who loves chilli or Indian food, I love these as a snack and I also love them with rice or chips and also salad. I find these are ones I am going to definitely buy again because they are so cheap to buy for a really nice tasting Indian food.
I rate these 5 stars.
Tesco Mixed Bhaji Snack Pack were an unfortunate mistake of mine a couple of weeks ago now. I saw them on the shelf and just assumed that they were regular mini onion bahjis, but in a new packaging to their usual tray. Price wise they're pretty standard at £1 for a packet of eight, and they're kept in the chiller ready meal section in Tesco.
I realised something was wrong with my 'onion bahjis' when I took one and bit into it only to meet resistance in the form of a piece of almost raw cauliflower. Yes, there was cauliflower in my onion bahji - and not very tasty cauliflower at that! Then I checked the packet and realised that I wasn't eating an onion bahji at all, but a cauliflower one!
This packet of eight bahjis actually contains four onion bahjis, two vegetable bahjis, and two cauliflower bahjis. And just to confuse poor ignorant chaps like myself, there's no way to tell which is which unless you have a trained eye for identifying subtle differences in Indian cuisine.
I think the cauliflower bahjis in here are absolutely foul. The cauliflower they've used is bland, almost raw, and mixed with a filling that's all spice and no flavour. I think these are truly awful and happily binned the one I'd bitten into and been repulsed by.
The onion bahjis in here are acceptable, but nothing to write home about. They're definitely a far cry from the bahjis you get in a restaurant or from a take-away, and they're not even as good as the regular Tesco onion bahjis used to be (these have changed in the last six months or so). They're a bit on the dry side for my liking, and haven't got a very strong onion taste at all.
The vegetable bahjis were suprisingly palletable, with a good variety of textures and flavours used. I really like courgettes as far as vegetables go, and was surprised to find how well they mixed in a bahji! The spices are a bit blunt, but they give this an acceptable flavour. I like the over all texture of this too as I found it was a lot moister than the other varieties in the pack.
I wouldn't buy this again, and I wouldn't recommend it either. We all know that cauliflower is a cheap vegetable, and to me it seems like Tesco are just trying to cut costs and maximise profits with this cheap, poor quality bag of nastiness.