Day Three of Indian Food Week:
The prominence of the onions in both the photo and the description of this product made me suspicious. But I had already tried and liked the sister product, Madras Lentil, despite having the same concern, so I decided to give it a try.
I'm glad I did. It's really good. I didn't like it quite as much as the Madras Lentil, but it's pretty close. Lively without being too spicy.
There's a good chance these two things are the best heat-and-serve Indian foods you can buy. Both of them are far better than the one other product in the same line that we've tried, the Jaipur Vegetables. There are--or at least at one time were; I don't know if they're all still available--seven different varieties of TJ's "Indian Fare" in pouches. (See here for the rundown.) I have liked two out of three, which gives me hope for trying the others.
Will I buy it again?
I heard recently from a reasonably reliable source that this entire line of boxed Indian food is being discontinued. If so, it's a shame--they're tasty, cheap, and easy to prepare.
Surprisingly decent for something that's basically an MRE.