Let me apologize in advance if my reviews seem carb-heavy. Because most of the new items hitting shelves are for some reason are breads. I thought I was done reviewing bread last week when I tried Chocolate Chip Pain Au Lait. Nope, not only does the frozen Indian section have a new bread, but there is also a pancake bread (review to show up in the near future). So while Trader Joe's does an excellent job of serving certain food communities, I feel like the low-carb crowd might be left out here a bit.
Taste and review
To me, the Indian selections are absolutely outstanding. I just wish they sold them in larger quantities in the same respect that many of the Asian options are sold.
I mean who wouldn't love a big frozen bag of the Chicken Tikka, Paneer Tikka, Vegan Tikka, Lamb Vindaloo, or even the Fish Korma? I, for one look forward to that day when I don't have to buy it as a single meal. I'd totally like to enjoy it several times from one bag. But hey, that's just me.
My answer is now yes.
If you've had the naan you know that those are good. They are a nice light bread that pairs well with pretty much anything.
This bread pairs well with pretty much anything, but is a completely different type of bread.
While naan is softer, this is meant to be more layered and crisp. The best way I can describe it is like a puff pastry meets a scallion pancake in terms of texture.
It's really good. There are 5 of these in each bag which sadly, isn't resealable. So yes, if you are just heating up one, you'll need to reach for a quart-sized freezer bag to store these. I know Trader Joe's pledged to reduce plastic packaging, but I'm not sure this is helping.
And while there are 5 parathas in here, this is actually 10 servings. So you'll want to double the calorie count on the back if you are not going to share.
For $1.99 it's a good deal and something pretty awesome to try if you are still enjoying your carbs.
I liked it and I'd buy it again. I still like the Naan, but it's a nice addition to the aisle.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
The bag of Trader Joe's Malabari Paratha:
How Trader Joe's describes this:
After being cooked you get:
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Trader Joe's Malabari Paratha
Product Name: Trader Joe's Malabari Paratha
Product Description: Trader Joe's Malabari Paratha is the newest Indian bread in the frozen aisle.
Trader Joe's Malabari Paratha is the newest bread in the freezer aisle. It is located along side the Indian options.
- Tasty flaky bread that is ready relatively quickly
- A very different bread than the popular Naan
- Each bread is actually 2 servings
- Should come in a resealable bag