Technically, this isn’t a ‘Making A Meal Of It’ post. This is more of a ‘Fake Away’ post. But I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to shout about this new range: Mumbai Street Food from Iceland.
It’s been such a busy week so I was really looking forward to a fuss free weekend. Takeaway is incredibly costly, especially for a large family, but I needed a break from cooking so I bulk bought a selection of dishes (7 curries, a tray of bhajis and 4 portions of rice – which cost less than two portions of takeaway curry). The range is amazing; and what really got my attention was the number of vegetarian dishes – well done Iceland! – although there are plenty of meat dishes too.
Saturday evening loomed so I headed off to the kitchen, switched the oven on and rummaged in the freezer (this was as difficult as readying dinner got). Whilst the dishes were cooking, I finely chopped some cucumber, onion and a few tomatoes to add a bit of freshness, made a quick raita (yogurt, cucumber and mint) and warmed some naan breads.
The children LOVED it – they could choose what they wanted, tapas style, and Munchkin who isn’t particularly adventurous ate and ate and ate. The fruity rice was a massive hit with everyone and we all had a favourite as there was a great choice of mild and hot dishes, from lentil dhal to paneer to tandoori shashlik – and even kale bhajis. Totally delicious.
I massively underestimated how much food was in each tub – the new square containers are deceptively large – and at 4 dishes for just £5, Iceland’s answer to Fake Away certainly won’t break the bank!
Iceland have been in the press recently, thanks to their #toocoolforplastic announcement. Ready meals typically come in black plastic trays – but this range come in cardboard trays that are widely recyclable. Another bonus! Guilt free, prep free, environmentally friendly Saturday night Fake Away, what could be better?
I’d love to hear what you think if you try this range, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
*DICLAIMER – I have received no payment or incentive for writing this post, I just really enjoyed the range and wanted to shout about it*