I was recently gifted a few meal packs from Mandira’s Kitchen which was perfect timing because I had been craving indian cuisine for a few weeks and hadn’t got round to either making some or ordering a takeaway. I had the chance to select the dishes I wanted and chose Chicken Xacuti– Goan chicken in a spicy coconut sauce, Keema Mattar – minced lamb and emerald peas and Lehsuni Dal. The meals are frozen and arrive in great packaging – I really like the brand design of the boxes and the sections are perfect if you want to split them – basically each pack is compartmentalised into 2 sections so you can serve one or serve two at the same time. They arrived in insulated eco-friendly boxes so you can rest assured that your meals will arrive securely.
I made some rice to go with the dishes and I enjoyed them. I found the keema mattar to be quite aromatic in its spice and not hot enough for me (by hot I mean I had to add more chillies). I really enjoyed the Goan chicken, succulent without being overpowered by the coconut. The dal was good too, I’m a fan of lentils so it worked very well. I prepared mine in the oven (I don’t own a microwave) and it takes 35 minutes heat up but it’s worth it. As someone who doesn’t eat ready meals often these tasted much more homemade than most ready meals.
Mandira’s kitchen is an award-winning producer of authentic Indian food. Their all woman team is based out of a 400 year old cowshed, overlooking the magical Silent Pool in the Surrey Hills and they create freezer meals, and accompaniments such as chutneys and ice creams. All of the food is made using fresh produce, containing no gluten and they have vegan and dairy free options. Their meals are perfect for lockdown as they are delivered to any address in the UK. The range includes vegan, vegetarian, meat and fish dishes which can be kept in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Visit Mandira’s Kitchen to try their selection of meals. All Who’s For Dinner readers get £5 off order over £30 using WFD521 (subject to availability)
These items were gifted to me – I was not paid for this review.