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Lamb in spicy curry sauce with basmati rice, sold in the frozen section of Trader Joe’s.
– June 2, 2016
When I first tried it I was surprised at the unsavory quality of the lamb chunks. I’ve microwaved all of the Indian food products offered by Trader Joe’s but this didn’t pass muster. The lamb was chewy and fatty. I avoided it, preferring the Chicken and Paneer Tikka Masala.
As luck would have it, I accidentally bought it recently. The Aloo Chaat packaging has the same color and when I bought 2 packages, the Lamb Vindaloo was underneath. Well… it turned out to be a nice change of events. This time it was good! The lamb was tender, not chewy, and not fatty. Tasty! It’s a good vindaloo recipe as well, which is only medium spicy (vindaloo is reputedly VERY spicy in Indian culture). I will buy it again. 🙂
– August 18, 2018
I just finished a package. Delicious! Can’t wait to purchase a few to have on had. I always replate frozen food on china. I had it along with mixed veggies, all prepared in the oven.
– September 8, 2018
I’m English. We eat curries from birth. We know bad curries from the good and this TJs Vindaloo is not bad, it’s flipping restaurant quality mate! I typically eat these for brekkie or before the gym. On a hangover they are the bomb! Mix one of these bad boys with a few TJs Chicken Tikka Masala’s and you’ll never have to pay big bucks on Indian take out ever again. My only gripe is the portion size, too small 🙁
– December 5, 2018
I crave this stuff! It’s quite good, with a very tasty sauce and a slow building heat. Often the lamb is a bit fatty, but for the price it can’t be beat.
– May 2, 2019
I’m ADDICTED to Trader Joe’s Lamb Vindaloo!! I crave it. I usually eat it twice a week!!
Flavorful, perfect amount of spice, heat builds with a well developed flavor, and far better than any other frozen Indian food that includes lamb on the market!!
Sometimes there is a fatty piece, but hey it’s lamb, what do you expect! Definitely better than Vindaloo I’ve had in restaurants! Trader Joes scores yet again!
– July 25, 2020
Delicious stuff, pretty good likeoxt of TJ’s frozen Indian food.
– January 13, 2021
This is one of my go-tos for when I just don’t feel like cooking. The lamb is tender, the sauce is delicious without being inferno-in-your-mouth hot, and the balance of flavors is right on. My freezer always has at least one of these in it. Top notch!
– February 5, 2021
I really like the lamb vindaloo. The flavor is wonderful. The quality of the lamb varies a lot. I disagree with the other reviewers that fatty is a bad thing. The fattier lamb has a more lamby flavor, the flavor that is mostly gone from lamb in recent decades, the flavor that makes lamb better than all other meats. The fattier pieces are also more tender. Not all of the tender pieces are fatty. The pieces that are not tender have a sort of grainy texture like venison and have more more boring, neutral “meat” flavor, not a real lamb flavor. The heat varies also and I prefer the less hot end of the spectrum which has a better overall flavor. I’m not a spice wimp and I’d call the less hot end “medium” and the more hot end “hot”. Both are enjoyable. I won’t stop buying this, but I’m disappointed when the lamb doesn’t taste like lamb.
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