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Trader Joe's NYC


Address:
Trader Joe's
2073 Broadway
(at W 72nd St)
New York, NY 10023

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Trader Joe's Broadway Indian Food: Mostly Decent


The other day I gave the heave-ho to the NYC Indian restaurant for my (outside) curry fix and headed straight to Trader Joe's on Broadway for some ready to eat microwavable Indian curry packets and appetizers.

My picks included a mix of vegetarian and meat items - Chicken Tikka Samosas, Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches, Chicken Tikka Masala, Palak Paneer and Garlic Naan.

Chicken Tikka Samosas

Trader Joe's Chicken Tikka Samosa box included a dozen small pieces.

Trader Joe's NYC Chicken Tikka Samosa image © NYIndia.us
Chicken Tikka Samosa

I was pleased to note that the Samosas were neatly packed in a sealed plastic bag.

Trader Joe's NYC Chicken Tikka Samosa inside the bag image © NYIndia.us
Chicken Tikka Samosa -; Nice Packaging

Besides grated Chicken, the Samosa stuffing included mashed Potatoes, Onion and Cilantro Leaves.

I was a bit miffed that the outer texture of the Samosas was not as thick as it should be.

The outer texture of some Samosas were cracked exposing the inside Chicken Tikka stuffing.

Trader Joe's NYC Chicken Tikka Samosa  image © NYIndia.us
Chicken Tikka Samosa

To its credit, the Chicken Tikka stuffing was flavorful and packed a nice aroma.

I had no complaints.

On a cold day, nothing beats a plate of Chicken Tikka Samosas and a glass of Scotch. Right?

Nutrition

Serving Size 2 Samosas: 40g
Servings Per Container: 6
Calories per Serving: 80
Calories from Fat: 30

Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches

Aloo Chaat included two Kati Pouches along with two microwavable crisping sleeves.

Trader Joe's NYC Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches Box image © NYIndia.us
Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches Box

The Kati Pouches were neatly packed in a sealed plastic bag.

Trader Joe's NYC Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches Bag and Crisping Sleeves image © NYIndia.us
Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches Bag & Crisping Sleeves

With a nice thick outer texture, the inside of the Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches included Potato, Chickpeas, Onion and Coriander leaves.

Trader Joe's NYC Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches Bag and Crisping Sleeves image © NYIndia.us
Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches -; Inside Story

Packed with mild chaat and mint leaves flavor, Trader Joe's Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches were good.

I regretted not picking up a few more Aloo Chaat Kati Pouches.

Nutrition

Serving Size 1 Pouch: 113g
Servings Per Container: 2
Calories per Serving: 320
Calories from Fat: 160

Chicken Tikka Masala

The Chicken Tikka Masala box included Chicken Tikka and Basmati white rice.

Trader Joe's NYC Chicken Tikka Masala Box image © NYIndia.us
Chicken Tikka Masala Box

With a tasty orangish gravy, Chicken Tikka Masala included three big and several small pieces of chicken.

Chicken pieces were tender and had absorbed the Tikka Masala gravy well.

Trader Joe's NYC Chicken Tikka Masala  image © NYIndia.us
Chicken Tikka Masala Curry

Basmati rice texture was fine and I'd have liked a larger serving size.

Nutrition

Serving Size 1 Tray: 241g/8.5oz
Servings Per Container: 1
Calories per Serving: 360
Calories from Fat: 130

Palak Paneer

Trader Joe's peddles Palak Paneer frozen as well as a curry packet in the non-frozen section.

I picked up the frozen version since the packaging looked more attractive.

Trader Joe's NYC Palak Paneer Box image © NYIndia.us
Palak Paneer Box

And the Palak Paneer curry inside the box did not disappoint me.

Palak Paneer included six or seven medium-sized cubes of Paneer.

Trader Joe's NYC Palak Paneer image © NYIndia.us
Palak Paneer Curry

Paneer cubes were tasty. Palak gravy was creamy but mildly spiced for my spice-hardened Indian palate.

Nevertheless, it was flavorful and much relished with my Naan bread.

Nutrition

Serving Size 1/2 Package: 142g/5oz
Servings Per Container: 2
Calories per Serving: 250
Calories from Fat: 160

Garlic Naan

To go with the Chicken Tikka Masala and Palak Paneer, I picked up a packet of Garlic Naan for bread.

Garlic Naan packet included four pieces.

Trader Joe's NYC Garlic Naan Packet image © NYIndia.us
Garlic Naan -; Four Pieces

Garlic Naan bread was medium thick and tasty.

I heated it on the pan for about three minutes.

Trader Joe's NYC Garlic Naan image © NYIndia.us
Garlic Naan

The naan included Garlic pieces and chopped Cilantro leaves.

Though the Garlic flavor was on milder side, it was an excellent side for both Chicken Tikka Masala and Palak Paneer.

No complaints, folks.

Nutrition

Serving Size 1 Piece: 85g
Servings Per Container: 4
Calories per Serving: 230
Calories from Fat: 30

Trader Joe's - Bottom Line

If you're in the mood for Indian food but in no mood for crappy Indian restaurants, I'd recommend you take a deko at the Indian curry and Naan packets at Trader Joe's.

You won't be disappointed.

For about $12, two people can have a decent Indian meal. - © NYIndia.us

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