While not eye-tearing hot, this is certainly nose-running hot. If you like heat, see how you like this one. But first, a negative. There were very little bits of things that crunched while eating. Either the little bits were in the food (perhaps the cloves
), or one of my fillings decided to melt under the heat. For now, I’m thinking it was the food. I hope your experience is better.
TJ’s Pav Bhaji is another one of the Indian marinara sauce dishes. Ignore the picture on the package, this has the consistency of a thick marinara sauce. None of the chunky bits in the picture were identifiable during visual inspection or while eating. It’s still worth a try, but it would be so much nicer if the vegetables were vegetable size and not blended into the sauce.
As noted, the sauce is hot. That’s good if you like and need a little wake-me-up at lunch time. Flavor, beyond the hotness, is good. There’s a different flavor than the other TJ Indian Fare dishes reviewed in other posts here. Since these are regional dishes, I supposed that’s to be expected. The flavor is nice, but not what you’ll come here for. You’ll come here for the heat.
TJ says this is prepared with “No gluten ingredients” and is “Vegetarian”. This meal comes in a heavy-duty foil and plastic pouch, like the other TJ Indian Fare box dishes reviewed previously. Just tear the pouch across the top and pour into a microwave safe bowl. Heat for a minute or two in the microwave. Actually for this one, I had to squeeze the contents out of the bag. Gravity wasn’t strong enough on its own. Remember the bag squeezing technique. It will keep your fingers clean.
Calories 320/package Price $2.19