This is Day Four of Indian Food Week:
Several weeks ago, Trader Joe's introduced a trio of canned Indian sauces. My first introduction to the new products was somebody on Twitter posting a photo of all three cans, and declaring them "inedible." I was certainly sympathetic to the view that "canned Indian food" seemed like an intrinsically questionable concept. But I was willing to give them a try.
This was the first one I opened. I heated it and poured it over some rice as the centerpiece of a dinner with Nina.
I thought it was better than canned Indian food could be expected to be--but that's a pretty low bar. It was kind of boring, and, as you'd probably guess, not particularly fresh-tasting. But it's far from the "inedible" that I had first been informed--at least if you have crude, uneducated taste buds like mine.
Will I buy it again?
Nope. Not good enough to bother with. Also, a little birdie tells me that all three of these products have been halted temporarily for reformulation. If that's really true, it's surprising--the fastest introduction/withdrawal I've ever seen for TJ's products.
I give this product a resounding meh.