Tandoor Chef: Cilantro Pesto Pizza Review

I just tried my first varietal of Tandoor Chef’s new frozen pizzas.  Now we all know I love pizza, but have I mentioned I love Indian?  So the thought of pizzas made on Naan bread is a winning combination right off the bat.

Tandoor Chef has a line of “authentic tandoor cuisine,” and before tonight I hadn’t indulged in any of their products (unfortunately nor had I heard of them).  Among their line up of traditional Indian favorites including Chicken Tikka Masala and samosa appetizers, proudly stand four types of frozen pizzas: Cilantro Pesto, Margherita, Spinach and Paneer and Roasted Eggplant.

The directions were simple, like any frozen pizza – remove from packaging and bake for 10-12 minutes on the middle rack in a pre-heated over at 450 degrees.  My oven took the full 12 minutes.

The hand-stretched, artisan crust was perfectly crispy, and although I’m not sure if it resembled Naan as much as I anticipated with all the toppings and crunch, it was incredibly delightful.  The assortment of flavors were exotic and spicy with hints of cilantro and pesto lingering after every bite.

It comes in at 260 calories per serving (half a pizza), and it is made with all natural ingredients and has 4g of fiber and 11g of protein.   My boyfriend and I split it as part of our meal, and then had something on the side.   

The only downfall were the tomatoes.  They didn’t seem to hold well through the freezing process, and when thawed and cooked they became a bit watery.  The tomatoes wouldn’t stop me from purchasing this tasty pizza though.  With an SRP of only $2.99, the Cilantro Pesto pie will stand up tall against most frozen pizzas you’ll find out there!

Where can you find Tandoor Chef frozen meals? All over.  Check out their website for locations near you.

Stay tuned for reviews of the other three flavors coming soon to Cooking with Coley.

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