Trader Joe's Annapolis
Trader Joe's160 Jennifer Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Trader Joe's Annapolis : Cheap, Tasty Indian TakeoutIn my view, Indian restaurants in Maryland are more often misses than hits.
The food is seldom palatable and the service often below par.
So the other day I avoided the restaurant route for my (outside) Indian fix and headed to Trader Joe's to pick up some heat-n-eat curry packets.
I purchased a packet of Vegetable Samosas, Paneer Tikka Masala with Spinach Rice, Palak Paneer and Tandoori Naan for a grand total of about $11.
Vegetable SamosasTrader Joe's Vegetable Samosa box included six pieces.
Vegetable Samosa - Six in the Box
Samosas were placed directly in the box without any plastic pouch.
The outer texture of the Samosas was so thin that they broke and some of the curry stuffing fell inside the box.
Vegetable Samosa - Inside Story
The Samosa stuffing included mashed Potatoes, Carrot, Cilantro Leaves and Green Peas.
To its credit, the Potato Curry stuffing was flavorful with a tinge of lime flavor coming through.
I would have sung paeans to Trader Joe's Vegetable Samosa if only the outer texture had been thicker and not broken.
NutritionServing Size 2 Samosas: 84g
Servings Per Container: 3
Calories per Serving: 170
Calories from Fat: 60
Paneer Tikka MasalaPaneer Tikka Masala included a small serving of Basmati-Spinach rice and Tikka Masala gravy with Paneer cubes.
Paneer Tikka Masala - Yummy
Paneer cubes were soft and the tikka masala gravy was creamy and delicious.
Boy, I was in a swoon!
Basmati Spinach rice included a few small pieces of diced carrot. Given my Indian palate, I'd have been happier were it a bit spicier.
Paneer Tikka Masala - Inside Story
By the way, serving size was decent as well.
You can be sure that I'll be picking up at least two packets of Paneer Tikka Masala during my next visit to Trader Joe's.
NutritionServing Size 1 Tray: 255g/9oz
Servings Per Container: 1
Calories per Serving: 430
Calories from Fat: 210
Palak PaneerI found the Palak Paneer not in the frozen section but on the regular shelves.
Palak Paneer included one long green chilli and several cubes of Paneer.
Paneer cubes were soft but the Palak gravy packed a chemical flavor.
Overall, I did not enjoy Trader Joe's Palak Paneer curry though the serving size was decent for two bucks.
Palak Paneer - Inside Story
NutritionServing Size 1/2 Package: 150g/9oz
Servings Per Container: 2
Calories per Serving: 160
Calories from Fat: 110
Tandoori NaanTandoori Naans are great with any Indian curry.
No visit to Trader Joe's is complete without picking up at least a couple of Naan packets.
Tandoori Plain Naan packet included four pieces.
Tandoori Naan - Four Pieces
Naan bread was medium thick and tasty.
I heated it on the pan for about three minutes.
Wow! Yummy with the Paneer Tikka Masala.
No complaints, folks.
Tandoori Naan - Inside Story
NutritionServing Size 1 Piece: 85g
Servings Per Container: 4
Calories per Serving: 180
Calories from Fat: 20
Trader Joe's - Go for itOverall, I'd recommend Trader Joe's for its rich variety of Indian curry packets.
For about $10, two people with moderate appetites can have a decent Indian meal.
Next time your stomach bellows for some samosas or Curry, skip the Indian restaurants and go over to Trader Joe's in Annapolis.
You won't be disappointed. - © MDIndia.us