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Indian "easy" / microwave meals

tvdxer | Nov 5, 2011 01:35 PM

Has anybody tasted the delight of these? I'm talking about boxed, ready to eat meals from the Indian section of your supermarket or your local South Asian grocery store, manufactured by such names as Deep Foods, Kohinoor, Gits, and others.

Most I have tasted so far have been absolutely delicious. They usually don't need freezing and if you read the ingredient list, contain almost all ingredients found in nature. They're cheap, too, if you find them at an Indian grocery store: usually $1.99 / box (which makes one meal...rice usually not included), but I've seen them on sale for "two for $2" before. They're no replacement for homemade or restaurant Indian food, of course, but it seems like of all cuisines, Indian food takes best to ready-to-eat meals. I can speculate why this is - Indian food emphasizes spice mixes, which are easily stored, rather than the freshness of the original ingredients.

So, have you tried the convenient goodness that comes in Indian microwavable / ready-to-eat meals?

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