Deep Indian Kitchen Chickpea Masala Review

Deep Indian Kitchen Chickpea Masala

While the Freezer Meal Frenzy staffers love Indian restaurants, sometimes it’s nice to have a frozen Indian meal on hand and ready to go. We were big fans of the Tandoor Chef line, and we like the retooled version, Deep Indian Kitchen, just as much.

The Deep Indian Kitchen Chickpea Masala looks like it’s basically the same dish as the Tandoor Chef Chana Masala. There are a few small changes — for example, the new version uses fenugreek instead of bay leaves, but other than that, the ingredient list appears to be identical.

This is an easy dish that you can prepare in under five minutes. Toss it in the microwave for two minutes, take it out and give it a stir, and then let it heat for two minutes more. After that, you’re ready to dig in.

Deep Indian Kitchen Chickpea Masala

Like the original version of this dish, the chickpeas are cooked perfectly. They have just a hint of firmness to them, but they aren’t hard, and the centers are very soft. Chickpeas are a great protein source, and the texture of these chickpeas adds a lot to this meal. They have a slight meatiness to them that we really appreciate.

Yet when it comes to the spices, this Deep Indian Kitchen meal is different from its Tandoor Chef predecessor. We thought the original meal was missing something, like cumin and paprika, but this dish is perfectly seasoned. We suspect that the key difference isn’t the fenugreek. One of the listed ingredients is “spices,” and our guess is that Deep Indian Kitchen used a superior blend of spices for this version of the meal. The result is a flavorful, savory meal that you’ll want to devour.

The Deep Indian Kitchen Chickpea Masala is a must-try if you love frozen Indian food as much as we do. This tasty, low-calorie vegan meal is a quick and easy dinner, but it’s also a treat. Since the dish contains 300 calories in total, you’ll be able to indulge in this meal without feeling too guilty about it.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for this frozen Indian food, check out our package scans below.

Deep Indian Kitchen Chickpea Masala
Deep Indian Kitchen Chickpea Masala