When Trader Joe’s announced they were releasing their new Paneer Masala Naan, our first instinct was to head to their website and see for ourselves how good it looked. Unfortunately, their product shots leave a little too much to the imagination, so we had to go and get our hands on some.
The Paneer Masala Naan is Trader Joe’s first filled Naan. Paneer Masala is made with a classic dough said to be formed in West India. Inside the dough is “paneer,” a type of Indian cheese. The naan is blended with Indian spices (masala), then stretched and cooked in a Tandoor oven. The paneer is combined with a variety of ingredients including: green chili, ginger, coriander, onion and masala.
They sell for about $2.29 at Trader Joe’s locations.
When you find TJ’s Paneer Masala Naan, it’s frozen and pretty much fully cooked. All that’s needed is an oven capable of hitting 400F and a couple of minutes for the Naan to reheat.
For something that’s been frozen, it actually tastes like it was freshly baked.