Tender chicken in a creamy coconut sauce, on a bed of basmati rice, served with vegetables.
Frankly, these sorts of meals leave me cold, on the whole. But, I had heard some good things about the Patak's range, and the advert was sufficiently annoying to stick in my head, so I performed my token bit of blending into the consumer background for the day, and bought this one.
Now, I have had a couple of run-in's with curries recently, so I was expecting something pretty tame. Spice-wise, I was right. This is a nice mild dish suitable for when the flavour is more importnant than the heat. A pleasant tang, with a creamy, slightly peanutty aftertaste.
The vegetables are just beans and peas, but provide a wonderful counterpoint texture to the perfectly cooked rice and chunks of chicken. The addition of a third vege would make it perfect.
Took 8 minutes from -start- to -peel cover-, it was a great quick meal, taking up little space in the freezer. The ultimate up-point... the bowl is sturdy enough to wash and use for other non-food purposes later. Great if you know someone with kids, for arts and crafts storage and play.
Overall, very impressed, relatively speaking. Let's face it, mass-produced frozen meals will never be as good as a freshly cooked variant. But within the limits of 'TV dinners' this is really quite near the top of the list overall, and definitely top of it's price bracket.
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