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Thursday 16 August 2018

Taste test - Vegetable Curries

Vegetable curry
Vegetable curry

Katy McGuinness

With everyone trying to eat more vegetables these days, we tested some quick no-meat ready-meal options.

The Butler's Pantry, Potato, Red Lentil, Squash & Coconut Curry, 330g, €6.95, 8/10

"Tastes home-made," said one of our testers. Everyone was enthusiastic about the spicing of this hearty curry, with nicely balanced flavours, although some may find it too potato-heavy. 58 calories per 100g.

Marks & Spencer Taste Thailand Green Thai Vegetable Curry with Jasmine Rice, 400g, €4.95, 7/10

There's plenty of vibrant flavour - but not overwhelming heat - in this curry from M&S, with full-on coconut, chilli, lime and lemongrass. The vegetable mix includes sweet potato, edamame, tenderstem broccoli and sugar snap peas. 139 calories per 100g.

Donnybrook Fair, Niall Murphy's Sweet Potato Spinach and Lentil Dahl, 370g, €5.95, 7/10

Some of our testers found this dahl bland and would have liked more heat from the spicing. Others thought it was just right. Our testers liked the ratio of sweet potato to spinach to lentils, and agreed it would make a good meal for one. No calorie count given.

Irish Independent

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