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Sainsbury's Peshwari Naan

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Bread

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      21.07.2009 23:12
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      Not the worst naan I've ever tasted but not best either

      Whenever I go for an Indian meal there's something I know I'm going to have to have way before I even sit down and that's a Peshwari Naan! I love them! However I do eat a lot of Indian food at home and am a fan of a box of curry of some kind or my Mother makes one from time to time and therefore we tend to buy ready made naans and the likes as extras to go with our meals to make them more interesting! I came across these last week and priced at £1.19 for 2 of them seemed worth a go to me! The Packaging.... Clear and turquoise plastic flat bag of which you can see the naans through. On the front I'm told they are Sainsbury's 2 Peshwari Naan that have a new improved recipe, the best before date is stamped on and there is an at a glance nutritional pye chart on there. On the back of the bag a full nutritional table chart is there, ingredients and allergy advice is given, I am told they are suitable for Vegetarians, I'm then told how to store them and heat them up, contact details for Sainsbury's are given and finally there is a bar-code on there. A simple packet which is informative enough....this is. How to Heat Them.... 3 minutes under a medium/hot grill, turning once or twice and sprinkling with water on them or in the oven for 5 minutes on a baking tray at 220C/Gas Mark 5. The Naans... Cooking the naans is really easy to do for starters. They are large and round and a pale beige in colour and you can see specks of fruits poking out in places. They have no real smell to them, don't feel greasy or floury to the touch prior to warming them up or anything they're just doughy feeling but rather robust. Taste wise well if you like coconut you'll be sure to like these. The first things I noticed was that the bread was rather was moist, slightly risen and had a slight sour taste of plain yogurt to it. The sultanas had a fresh and moist taste to them and were slightly soggy as if they'd been soaked in some sort of sugary liquid (I assume the apple puree which is listed in the ingredients) and they tasted wonderfully sweet. However the coconut offering was desiccated and was really rough and in my view overpowered the other flavours far too much. Overall.... A nice enough moist Naan bread but not as authentic or packed with fruits as I'd like it to be. Although it's seasoned well I would have liked to have seen a few Kalonj seeds and cinnamon in here to spice it up a bit (authentic ingredients in a Peshwari naan) and basically this is simply a naan with sultanas in it. It's ok, nothing special but simply nice enough and definitely of high quality. Allergy Advice.... Contains milk, egg, wheat gluten & barley gluten. Nutritional Information....Per Half Naan.... Calories: 247 Fat: 10.1g Saturated Fat: 4.8g Salt: 0.71g Total Sugars: 9.4g Only available in Sainsbury's stores.

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