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#1 ShowMeDaSauce

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 02:36 PM

Homemade and fresh is certainly better but ive found a few items that are not bad with simple additions. MTR brand has several prepacked meals and a excellent Sambar powder. Rajah's Garam Masala is also quite good for those that want to keep it simple.
 
Today's meal is a mix of...
 
MTR Paneer Tikka Masala and MTR Paneer Makhani

https://www.mtrfoods...ts/ready-to-eat

 

Onions (im using 1 small white onion. Reds are better for this imo.)

Swad ginger garlic paste http://store.patelbr...r-garlic-paste/

Frozen peas

A little turmeric (about a half tsp)

3 maybe 4 rotisserie chicken thighs (skinned and deboned) Leftover Tandoori chicken works great too.

Rajah's Garam Masala  http://www.ishopindi...h-garam-masala/

A little cream or fat free half and half

Ghee

Fresh chopped cilantro

 

Cook a couple teaspoons of ginger garlic paste in ghee for a minute or two till aromatic.

Chop the onions and cook in the same ghee until starting to soften.

Add a little turmeric and continue cooking the onions a couple more minutes

Add both packages of MTR single serving masalas to the pan

Add about a 1/4 cup of fat free half and half and simmer, Use a bit less if using cream.

 

Once its up to temp add about a handful of your peas and chicken. Take care not to shred the chicken when you stir it.

Just before your peas are done cooking add some fresh chopped cilantro and about 1/2 tbs of garam masala. Add some addition mirch now if you wish. Or add fresh peppers while cooking the onions. MTR brand is not bland so i suggest tasting it first.

 

Garnish with remaining cilantro and serve with Jasmine or Basmati and/or naan. Im using Jasmine today because im out of Basmati and its freaking cold outside.

 

Gunna have to wait on pics. :P My rice is soaking atm

 


Edited by ShowMeDaSauce, 18 December 2016 - 02:43 PM.


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 03:16 PM

:pics: ! ! ! ! !


Have you ever tried Tasty Bite brand? If so how does the MTR brand compare? I LOOOOVE Tasty Bites!

So damm good.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 03:44 PM

I really like the Tasty Bite lentil and bean masala. I cook a few onions and peppers first then add it. I think i also tried the Vegetable Tikka too at Costco. They just started carrying it.

 

http://tastybite.com...madras-lentils/

 

The MTR stuff has quite a bit more spice IMO.



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Posted 18 December 2016 - 03:53 PM

Thanks for the comparison. I usually doctor up Tasty Bites too but it's actually good enough to eat right out of the pouch (the easiest jobsite lunch ever). I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite but Bombay Potatoes and the Madras Lentils are waaay up there!

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 04:45 PM

Oh yeah...this is awesome for a basically heat and serve

 

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 05:00 PM

OMG I would hit that so hard. Damm dude, that looks so gooooood!!!

Thanks for posting!

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 05:11 PM

If you like Sambar, you may want to try this Sambar powder from MTR. I love it because it is salt free and its easy to adjust spice without altering saltiness. Its the only one ive found that has 0 sodium and its really good too.

http://shop.mtrfoods...r-mix-1018.html

 

MTR also has a ready to eat Sambar that isnt too bad either. Its high in sodium but has a nice heat and spice level already.

 

 

If you can not find MTR products at your local market, Swad it pretty good too, They have several ready to eat masalas that are not bad at all for Heat and Serve. One of the best things about both of these brands is they only cost about $2 a pouch or a little less. They are about $1.80 at my market with some getting as high as $1.99.

 



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Posted 18 December 2016 - 05:31 PM

Hell yes!

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 06:03 PM

Great looking plate there...I could dig into that right about now :P yummy.


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