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Tesco indian Meal For 2 £5 [2xcurry+4 onion bhajis+pilau rice+2 naan bread]
Tesco indian Meal For 2 £5  [2xcurry+4 onion bhajis+pilau rice+2 naan bread]

Tesco indian Meal For 2 £5 [2xcurry+4 onion bhajis+pilau rice+2 naan bread]

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Chicken tikka masala, chicken jalfrezi, 4 onion bhajis, pilau rice and 2 naan bread.

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Chicken korma, chicken jalfrezi, 4 onion bhajis, pilau rice and 2 naan breads.

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Original Poster

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Aldi beats it hands down at standard prices, (and maybe in quantity too):
2x curry ready meals with pilau rice - choice of 3 available £1.39 each = £2.78
2x naans 49p
8x mini onion bhajis 85p

Total £4.12

Banned

It's a game of find the meat in all of these types of deal, 95% sauce and 5% meat.

We bought this last week and had no complaints about the taste. Its a larger quantity and cheaper than Sainsbury's offering who have incidently just raised their prices.

Just make your own from scratch. It takes longer, but will taste better if you know what you're doing.

Love these. Definitely good deal.

DealJourno

Just make your own from scratch. It takes longer, but will taste better … Just make your own from scratch. It takes longer, but will taste better if you know what you're doing.


The reason people buy these is because they can't be bothered, don't have the time and don't know what they're doing
Me included.

Iceland curries are great @ £1.50 each

Original Poster

mrew42

The reason people buy these is because they can't be bothered, don't have … The reason people buy these is because they can't be bothered, don't have the time and don't know what they're doingMe included.


Even if someone cooks ... it wont be those many different types.
typically we make 1 curry + rice + and buy nan bread. [ that takes aprox 1hr]

Original Poster

karen46

Iceland curries are great @ £1.50 each


Look at the sugar in them ..
as far as i know .. in india they dont use sugar for curries

WonkyDoctor

It's a game of find the meat in all of these types of deal, 95% sauce and … It's a game of find the meat in all of these types of deal, 95% sauce and 5% meat.



Which is quite ironic as there is never a vegetarian option on these Indian meal deals!

DealJourno

Just make your own from scratch. It takes longer, but will taste better … Just make your own from scratch. It takes longer, but will taste better if you know what you're doing.



I am no great fan of ready meals at all, very rarely buy them but I haven't EVER had a home made curry by anyone else a tenth as good as you can buy in a ready meal nowadays.

At one time I was an avid home curry cook, (in the style of British Indian Restaurants eg. curry-recipes.co.uk/cur…php ) and it takes some SERIOUS effort (not least of all time) to get an even half decent result, so if you have the necessary talent do tell us how to, because many have failed, and chucking curry powder in is NOT anything close a "decent curry"! This style of food is the most difficult to emulate of ANY international food.

Domestic style Indian/Pakistani?Bangladeshi cooking is NOT what most people here want because it is not what they are used to in restaurants and takeaways, nor ready meals and given that type most people don't even recognise it!

mrew42

The reason people buy these is because they can't be bothered, don't have … The reason people buy these is because they can't be bothered, don't have the time and don't know what they're doingMe included.


The last thing I want to be doing on a Saturday night when i get home from work is cook from scratch :L

j0sentina

Look at the sugar in them ..as far as i know .. in india they dont use … Look at the sugar in them ..as far as i know .. in india they dont use sugar for curries



Well that's not quite correct, but the "Indian" food people are used to in Restaurants and takeaways is of Bangladeshi origins, but was originally very much aimed at British taste, and that does.

Having Indian friends, "authentic" domestic food from the Indian subcontinent doesn't do much for me, and most people I know don't rave about it when it is put in front of them either, because it is really not what we have become accustomed to.

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nihcaj

[quote=DealJourno] Domestic style Indian/Pakistani?Bangladeshi cooking is … [quote=DealJourno] Domestic style Indian/Pakistani?Bangladeshi cooking is NOT what most people here want because it is not what they are used to in restaurants and takeaways, nor ready meals and given that type most people don't even recognise it!



Thats completely true .
50% of them may not have heard some of the curry names
traditionally turmeric, vinegar and tamarind are used so they can store them in refrigerator for 2 days. There is no need to use preservatives

nihcaj

Well that's not quite correct, but the "Indian" food people are used to … Well that's not quite correct, but the "Indian" food people are used to in Restaurants and takeaways is of Bangladeshi origins, but was originally very much aimed at British taste, and that does.Having Indian friends, "authentic" domestic food from the Indian subcontinent doesn't do much for me, and most people I know don't rave about it when it is put in front of them either, because it is really not what we have become accustomed to.


I really wish I had Indian friends, so I could try proper Indian food.

ysdevil

I really wish I had Indian friends, so I could try proper Indian food.



Not nearly as exciting as you might think.

nihcaj

Not nearly as exciting as you might think.


I don't know, just having a friend would be exciting, the foods just an extra

* insert comment or gif about doing a runny poo here.

I had one of these last week. Very pleasant. Bordering on a bit spicy for me, but I stuck it out. However, it is only right I point out that Salt & Vinegar crisps bring me out in a sweat, so perhaps I'm no judge of spicy.

mrew42

The reason people buy these is because they can't be bothered, don't have … The reason people buy these is because they can't be bothered, don't have the time and don't know what they're doingMe included.


We have books now. If you can read you can learn.

nihcaj

I am no great fan of ready meals at all, very rarely buy them but I … I am no great fan of ready meals at all, very rarely buy them but I haven't EVER had a home made curry by anyone else a tenth as good as you can buy in a ready meal nowadays. At one time I was an avid home curry cook, (in the style of British Indian Restaurants eg. http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php ) and it takes some SERIOUS effort (not least of all time) to get an even half decent result, so if you have the necessary talent do tell us how to, because many have failed, and chucking curry powder in is NOT anything close a "decent curry"! This style of food is the most difficult to emulate of ANY international food.Domestic style Indian/Pakistani?Bangladeshi cooking is NOT what most people here want because it is not what they are used to in restaurants and takeaways, nor ready meals and given that type most people don't even recognise it!


I've travelled a lot around the world, and often take a few days in authentic cookery schools when I go abroad. Chucking curry powder in won't produce a decent result. But a bit of effort using the right ingredients will.

DealJourno

We have books now. If you can read you can learn.



Do tell me where the book is that produces this style of curry?

DealJourno

I've travelled a lot around the world, and often take a few days in … I've travelled a lot around the world, and often take a few days in authentic cookery schools when I go abroad. Chucking curry powder in won't produce a decent result. But a bit of effort using the right ingredients will.



I am all ears.

nihcaj

I am all ears.


I only accept payments for doing research. My daily rate is £350.

DealJourno

I only accept payments for doing research. My daily rate is £350.[I only … I only accept payments for doing research. My daily rate is £350.[I only accept payments for doing research. My daily rate is £350.



All wind and water, the usual "expert."

j0sentina

try this site: http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/AllRecipes he is a well-known … try this site: http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/AllRecipes he is a well-known Indian chef.



I can name any number too but it won't produce a curry anything like you would find in the UK restaurants and takeaways.

Original Poster

nihcaj

I can name any number too but it won't produce a curry anything like you … I can name any number too but it won't produce a curry anything like you would find in the UK restaurants and takeaways.



yes ...
UK restaurants and takeaways? - i dont call it as Indian Food. It is british version of Indian food.

nihcaj

I can name any number too but it won't produce a curry anything like you … I can name any number too but it won't produce a curry anything like you would find in the UK restaurants and takeaways.


Oh you want curries like in a takeaway.

You need "The Takeaway Secret" book
amazon.co.uk/Tak…354

Also teaches you other delights, such as MD's sandwiches and other well known preservative peddlers.

nihcaj

All wind and water, the usual "expert."


All can't be bothered to get off the sofa and do it yourself. Imagine having to move, or find something out all by yourself without being spoon fed.

DealJourno

All can't be bothered to get off the sofa and do it yourself. Imagine … All can't be bothered to get off the sofa and do it yourself. Imagine having to move, or find something out all by yourself without being spoon fed.



No, the information you claim to have is simply not available... anywhere. On the web nor elsewhere. The Bangladeshi chefs operate a totally "closed shop,"which is why some restaurant owners panic when they can't bring new chefs to the UK.
The web site I mentioned earlier is the nearest to it, but it's not that close. But of course you claim to know it all.

ysdevil

Oh you want curries like in a takeaway.You need "The Takeaway Secret" … Oh you want curries like in a takeaway.You need "The Takeaway Secret" book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Takeaway-Secret-cook-favourite-fast-food/dp/0716022354Also teaches you other delights, such as MD's sandwiches and other well known preservative peddlers.



No, I want curries like in a takeaway or restaurant! ;-)
Edited by: "nihcaj" 1st Sep 2016

nihcaj

No, the information you claim to have is simply not available... … No, the information you claim to have is simply not available... anywhere. On the web nor elsewhere. The Bangladeshi chefs operate a totally "closed shop,"which is why some restaurant owners panic when they can't bring new chefs to the UK. The web site I mentioned earlier is the nearest to it, but it's not that close. But of course you claim to know it all.


Don't make me laught. I know everything I need to know to make a range of curries I love. With better ingredients than mass produced supermarket swill. Which this offer is.

nihcaj

No, I want curries like in a takeaway or restaurant! ;-)


Which takeaway or restaurant. Or do youwant to learn to make the same curries as each individual UK based Indian restaurant? Good luck with the impossible.

DealJourno

Which takeaway or restaurant. Or do youwant to learn to make the same … Which takeaway or restaurant. Or do youwant to learn to make the same curries as each individual UK based Indian restaurant? Good luck with the impossible.



So you don't know everything then?

nihcaj

So you don't know everything then?


No one knows everything. I know you're a troll.

DealJourno

No one knows everything. I know you're a troll.



You couldn't make this stuff up!

DealJourno

I've travelled a lot around the world, and often take a few days in … I've travelled a lot around the world, and often take a few days in authentic cookery schools when I go abroad. Chucking curry powder in won't produce a decent result. But a bit of effort using the right ingredients will.


Which is all fine and dandy. This is a post for Tesco ready meals
See the disconnect?
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