Since this is a very busy time of year in which people look for opportunities to save precious minutes by eliminating time-consuming activities like cooking I thought it would be appropriate to review another ready to serve dish that could be included in the evening menu. This way more time can be spent enjoying family with a hot meal rather than spending it alone over a hot stove.
This month I am reviewing Ashoka’s Punjabi Choley. Ashoka is the export brand for the major manufacturer ADF Foods which is located in Mumbai, India. This is another product that I purchased at an Indian grocery store rather than a national chain grocery. The package was priced at $3.99 but, with the buy one get one free offer, the price was comparable to other products on the shelf.
As you may be able to tell, I love to eat chickpeas with their delicate flavor and high nutritional value. This dish actually looks authentic. The curry, or sauce, has the texture of one that is homemade – I can see the bits of vegetables that were cooked down into the curry. The chickpeas had a nice flavor, not over cooked.
My only concern is that I think it has a bit too much chili powder. I don’t think this dish needs to be quite this hot. I also think that it could use a small bit more garam masala. I think that flavor compliments the chickpeas nicely. Overall, this is a good dish.
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