Wrapping up the month of March, which is National Frozen Food Month, I want to share with you a few new frozen foods I’ve tried this month, starting with Tandoor Chef.
Tandoor Chef, produced by Deep Foods, is a second-generation family owned and operated leading manufacturer of restaurant quality, all natural frozen Indian meals.
Tandoor Chef offers 15 gluten free entrée and appetizer options! With their authentic Indian spices and flavors, and wide selection, you won’t have to sacrifice the robust flavors you love.
Gluten Free options include:
- Tandoori Chicken Wings
- Lamb Vindaloo
- Masala Dosa (vegan)
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Chicken Tandoori with Spinach
- Chicken Curry
- Chicken Biryani
- Chicken Pad Thai (dairy free)
- Vegetable Pad Thai (vegan)
- Balanced Vegetarian Vegetable Korma (vegan)
- Balanced Vegetarian Paneer Tikka Masala
- Balanced Vegetarian Mutter Paneer
- Balanced Vegetarian Palak Paneer
- Palak Paneer
- Channa Masala (vegan)
I tried the Chicken Biryani and Chicken Pad Thai. Both meals were restaurant quality. The Biryani was actually better than the take out I had last week. The aromas and smells that filled the kitchen as I was microwaving my meals were unreal. It smelled just like fresh, flavorful Indian food should smell.
Overall I really enjoyed the flavors of both meals; the meat was tender and moist and the noodles and rice were cooked to perfection. You really would never know this was a microwaved frozen dish. My only complaint was the amount of sodium. With sodium levels of more than 800mg per meal it was a little too much for me. I got a few bites that were just way too salty. Tandoor Chef does offer “low sodium” meals with about 500mg, which is not low by my standards but much better and more tolerable.
The other con is some of the meals are somewhat high in calories and carbs, such as the Chicken Pad Thai. But there are a handful of meals 350 calories and less.
In the manufacturing of gluten free products, Tandoor Chef is careful to guarantee that they meet the necessary standards. They send products out to a certified lab on a regular basis to validate the claims are accurate.
Did you know that Tandoor Chef also offers a wide variety of both vegetarian and vegan meals? Tandoor Chef offers 11 vegetarian meals and 6 vegan options.
Tandoor Chef meals are available major retailers across the United States and Canada. In New York City, you can find them at Whole Foods, Westerly Natural Market, Health Food & Vitamin City, Health Nuts, and so many more. For a complete list of store locations click here.
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.