• Weight 190 grams
  • Serving size 2
  • Calories/serve 437
  • Cost $19.90

Outdoor Gourmet Tandoori Chicken with a Creamy Yoghurt Sauce

2 Serve


Rating: 8.6 / 10
Value for Money 2.1 / 2.5
Taste     1.9 / 2.5
Convenience   2.2 / 2.5
Weight 2.4 / 2.5

Outdoor Gourmet Tandoori Chicken with a Creamy Yoghurt Sauce Review

The Outdoor Gourmet Company provides freeze dried meals to the Australian market. As far as commercially pre-prepared meals go and as the name suggests, they are a high end, high taste product. I’m a big fan of nearly all the Outdoor Gourmet Company meals and while I will very happily eat any of them I have my favourites.

The Outdoor Gourmet Tandoori Chicken with a Creamy Yoghurt Sauce meal is very easy to prepare and as long as you can boil water then you are set with preparation time requiring only ten minutes. Although I will usually allow them to sit for 12 minutes and stir half way through. Unlike every other Outdoor Gourmet meal that I have tried, the recommended amount of water on this offering is off. Every time I make this meal I add the recommended amount of water (500 ml) and then remember the quantity recommendation is way out. I prefer my meal consistency slightly firmer and would recommend adding about 450ml rather than the full amount. The same goes for the yoghurt. I prefer my yoghurt slightly less watery so reduce the suggested amount by about 20 mls.

If you do reduce the amount of water the Outdoor Gourmet Tandoori Chicken with a Creamy Yoghurt Sauce tastes great, the texture is good and there is the right amount of seasoning although for my personal tastes I prefer something slightly spicier, but that’s just me. Having said that, this rice based dish is not my favourite choice from Outdoor Gourmet and its hard to say why. There is actually nothing wrong with it and most people will appreciate it but there’s just something missing that I can’t put my finger on.

Unlike other companies, Outdoor Gourmet focuses mainly on providing meals for two but this appears to be changing. I am happy to eat the twin serve particularly towards the end of a two week long trip when I am looking for more calories having used up my body’s reserves by this stage so will often pack some two person servings every 2-3 nights.

The obvious negative with any freeze dried meals, and in particular with Outdoor Gourmet offerings is the price. The normal price sits around the $19.99 mark and at about $10.00 per person that isn’t cheap. Having said that, how much do you pay for a fast food meal these days? However the products do have a long shelf life so you can stock up during the regular sales at the outdoor stores.

I have yet to use cold water (and there is no reason why you can’t) however you would need to allow more time (a couple of hours to be ready for eating). The meal comes in a bag that is well designed and the bottom opens out to provide a flat base for those minimalists who want to leave the bowl at home. The option exists to tear the top off the bag to allow easy access to the food but you if you have a long handled spoon you won’t need to tear the bag. My other reason for not tearing the top off the bag is that you minimise any mess and after you’re done because you can re-zip the zip lock.

The Outdoor Gourmet Tandoori Chicken with a Creamy Yoghurt Sauce is a very good meal option and I would add it to my meal rotation particularly during the colder months when you want something to spice up the end of the day. Most people will find this is an excellent choice and well worth considering.

We like

  • Three year warranty which means you can buy these when you see them discounted thereby reducing the price. You also know the meals will always be edible
  • Minimal preparation time.  All you are doing is rehydrating these meals so once you add boiling water there’s only a ten minute wait (allow 12 minutes to get a better meal consistency)
  • If you eat from the bag there is only the spoon to clean up. In fact you may not even need to carry a bowl at all thereby limiting the weight you carry
  • A variety of meals to choose from so it’s unlikely you will become bored with these unless you are on a really long hike
  • No artificial flavours and preservatives. These meals are as close to ‘homestyle cooking’ as it gets. They just taste good!
  • Freeze dried. This takes much of the weight out of the meals and helps to limit the impact on your body

We Don't Like

  • The main negative of any commercially preprepared dehydrated / freeze dried meals is the cost. The Outdoor Gourmet meals are not cheap at approximately $9.50 per person for a meal
  • Two person meals only (or one person if you’re really hungry)
  • Meal choices with multiple bags are fiddley

Best Uses

Great choice for an easy to prepare meal whether it be on a short or long trip. The Outdoor Gourmet meals are really good for couples being just that little bit bigger which make all the difference after a week on the trail

Buy One

You can purchase the Outdoor Gourmet Tandoori Chicken with a Creamy Yoghurt Sauce meal online from Macpac, Snowys or from Wildfire Sports

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Other Versions

The Outdoor Gourmet Company provides a range of nine main meals in a twin serve size In addition to this current review these include:

Beef Bourguignon

Coq au Vin

Mediterranean Lamb and Black Olives

Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken) 

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Vegan Lentil Dahl

Wild Mushrooms and Lamb Risotto


AUD $19.99 RRP

Outdoor Gourmet Tandoori Chicken with a Creamy Yoghurt Sauce as purchased

The bottom of the bag opens out to provide a flat surface. Opening out the base will allow the meal to more evenly rehydrate. If you don’t open the base out, you will get ‘dry pieces’ in your dinner

Outdoor Gourmet Tandoori Chicken with a Creamy Yoghurt Sauce unrehydrated

Yoghurt powder before adding water

Outdoor Gourmet Tandoori Chicken with a Creamy Yoghurt Sauce rehydrated with yoghurt added


This review was done with product purchased from a retail store by Australian Hiker

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