The husband who treats Tesco as his preferred Kohinoor Basmati Rice vendor and nothing more (oh yes, there is a Sri Lankan chicken soup that he is very partial to) stood indifferently whilst I surveyed the Indian food and lunged for the biryani. It’s been a while since we’ve had a supermarket biryani, I thought, so why not this one. Hedging our bets as usual, we decided to have this as an accompaniment to something I had cooked at home and guess what – it wasn’t bad at all. In fact, it ticked all our boxes barring the potato and the fried onion finish one. So, a very good effort all in all – and here’s how it scored:
Rice grain separation – 5/5
Meat/veg harmony –4/5 – the chicken pieces were very tender, although my grouse was that there were too large and not cut well.
Spice blend perfection – 4/5 – Good!
Potatoes – Boo!
Fried Onion Finish – NONE
Wet/Dry Index – Just right
Overall – 4/5
Will I be having this one again? Er – my eye drops run out in a month’s time. And they are still going to be £10, if not more.