Product: Tasty Bite Bombay Potatoes – $3.29+
I’m at it again with the quick and easy Indian meals. And why not? There are some nights, like tonight, for example, where standing over a stove or waiting on something to cook up in the oven is just not feasible. I got off work and came home and had enough time to heat up some rice and one of these Indian meals to eat before changing into shorts and a tech shirt and heading over to Louisville for a fun run around a park.
That’s how it works on Monday’s in my little world. Which means, there are no big culinary creations in my kitchen. Not on my fun run nights. Normally it’s soup and sandwich night, but I’ve been working my way through the pile of Tasty Bite meals I bought while they were on sale. Since my selections are all gluten-free and vegetarian or vegan, these are not only quick to heat and eat, but also fall right into my dietary restrictions.
What more could a busy, on-the-go girl ask for?
Tonight’s Tasty Bite selection was the Bombay Potatoes. I was pretty certain these were going to be epic. I was a little more concerned about my roommate enjoying them. The reason being I noticed they included chickpeas. She has said countless times she isn’t a fan…but she bucked up and gave it a try.
So, the Bombay Potatoes are simply chunks of potatoes and chickpeas, slow-cooked in a sauce that is made from tomatoes, onions, and a plethora of Indian spices, like coriander and cumin. It smelled fantastic as I nuked it in my trusty microwave for two minutes. I gave it a stir and then dished up the concoction over two servings of jasmine rice.
While the overall look of it is uninspired…and very brown, the flavor makes up for the lack of color. This meal is fantastic. Not only is it filling, but it is seasoned to perfection. A serving only contains 130 calories and it is also low in fat. In addition, it’s quite filling, especially served over rice (I know…potatoes and rice…double starch…carby goodness for this running girl!). I relished the mix of spices and flavors that were in the sauce and infused into not only the potatoes but also the chickpeas. The texture was awesome and the serving provided a great 5g of protein as well. Awesome for this gluten-free vegetarian as well.
Tasty Bite is three-for-three when it comes to their meals. This is the third one that I have sampled and once again I have fallen in love with the ethnic and authentic flavors, despite coming in a little pouch that gets microwaved for only a few moments. They say good things come in small packages. In this case…so do delicious things.