Saturday, September 3, 2016

Trader Joe's Indian Fare--Palak Paneer

This is Day Seven of Indian Food Week: 

This is one of the most visually unappealing foods I've ever had from TJ's. It's green slime. It ends up not tasting nearly as bad as it looks--it's pretty decent, actually--but it's really hard to take that first bite when the stuff looks like you skimmed it off the top of a swamp.

Will I buy it again? 


Nina's View

IF ONLY this looked like the picture on the front. It does not. It looks like sewer sludge, and the bits of paneer are mere tiny lumps of congealed sludge in a sea of sludge.

It does taste passable, but seriously NOWHERE near as good as palak paneer should actually taste. TJ's frozen version is much better, but any half-way decent Indian restaurant will blow both of them out of the water.


  1. Looks the same as any other palak paneer I've had at Indian restaurants...

  2. It is a little unfair to compare restaurant food with sterilised packaged food. However, I think it tastes pretty much like palak paneer I have eaten at restaurants. And it is my favourite for short backpack trips. Unfortunately, my nearest TJs no longer carries it.