March 28, 2007

ready-to-eat microwave meals that don't suck!

These SWAD brand "micro curry" pouch meals are astonishingly tasty. I picked a couple up at Patel Brothers in Chicago, on a whim, because they were cheap (less than $2) and hope springs eternal that convenience food won't taste like complete shite.

Turns out they are awesome. I've had the Baingan Bharta and the Methi Mutter Malai, and when combined with rice you can get two light meals (or one hearty one) out of the packet. Who knows what poisons you get from microwaving food in a plastic packet, but if it's only once in a while I guess it probably isn't the worst thing ever. Because I tell ya, for 2 bucks and 2 minutes and some leftover rice, you can't really beat these.

Appear to be available at the Waltham (Moody St) Patel Brothers store also, and presumably at other Indian groceries elsewhere.

Posted by foodnerd at March 28, 2007 08:19 AM

So, do they only do alliterative dishes?

Posted by: Adamooo at March 30, 2007 12:50 AM

If you are willing to take the extra time, the bags can be boiled instead of nuked.

Posted by: Icy at November 9, 2009 06:36 PM
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