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Trader Joe’s Indian Fare Madras Lentil (10 oz.)

Item Purchased: Trader Joe’s Indian Fare Madras Lentil (10 oz.)
Location Purchased: Trader Joe’s / 1840 N. Clybourn Ave. / Chicago, IL
Price: $1.99 + tax
Purchased on: 03/27/07

Review: I’ll be damned if I can tell the difference between this product and the previously reviewed Trader Joe’s Dal Mak Makhani. I suppose it is a bit less buttery and a tad more spicy, but when it comes to pre-packed meals, it takes more than bits and tads to stand out in a crowd. Same brown sauce. Same slight spice. Same black beans. Same kidney beans here and there.

Don’t get me wrong, I like this stuff, but there’s no need to change packaging to get me to buy it! (shrug) Maybe I got a mis-packed box?

Rating: 3.5 / 5

2 Responses to “Trader Joe’s Indian Fare Madras Lentil (10 oz.)”

  1. Srinivas Says:

    Hey, both use different beans, the one in this pack uses kidney beans, and the other one uses something similar to that but smaller in size. But both tastes different when you eat authentic and when cooked fresh. Although true madras lentils doesnt use kidney beans, they use different kind of lentils which are yellow in color, its called Daal(hindi language). Tastes soft and good in protiens. I guess each and every south indian eats them almost everyday prepared with different veggies like tomato, spinach etc.

    Dont eat this kind of packaged indian food. I dont even call it indian food, its just crap. Go to indian grocery stores, buy different groceries need and prepare at home, very easy. tastes like food.

  2. Steve Says:

    I love the madras lentil by themselves. I also added some steak andfjalepenos and made chili out of it. Its inexpensive and I like it.

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