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  • Just mix contents with boiling water in the pouch provided—let stand, and serve
  • Nutrition facts displayed here and on packaging may differ; information on packaging reflects actual contents
  • May contain traces of peanuts and/or tree nuts

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Ingredients: lentils, precooked parboiled long grain brown rice, potatoes, carrots, peas, sauce (salt, garlic, turmeric, coriander seed, cumin seed, ginger, nutmeg, pepper, cayenne pepper, parsley, bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, dill weed, fennel seed). Allergens: peas.

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Serving Size 1/2 package
Servings per Container 2
Calories Per Serving 340
Calories from Fat 15
Total Fat 1.5 grams
Saturated Fat 0 grams
Trans Fat 0 grams
Cholesterol 0 milligrams
Sodium 1,220 milligrams
Carbohydrates 64 grams
Dietary Fiber 32 grams
Sugars 9 grams
Protein 18 grams
Vegan Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Meat None
Gluten Free Yes
Net Weight 6.6 ounces
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An outback favorite Whoa! I've never seen such a divergence of opinion. But then nothing is more subjective than what tastes good. For me, this a go-to meal when I'm out in the bush. I'm a vegan and a low fat dieter, both of which make it tough to find suitable freeze-dried fare. Katmandu Curry is tasty, nutritious and calorie dense. I eat the entire pouch which contains lentils, brown rice, carrots, peas, potatoes and spices. Those who called it unhealthy might benefit from reading up on nutrition in the 21st Century. As for the comments regarding too much fiber - I have a sensitive gut on top of everything else and Katmandu Curry passes through perfectly. If you like lentils and brown rice; and you like spicy, you will probably like this item. Thanks, Backpacker's Pantry. Give us some more fare like this!
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revamped taste I've had this on two different trips and it is my favorite. Full disclosure: This is not Nepalese food. It is an Americanized concoction. I've been to Nepal and originally bought this because I love their food. It has no resemblance to any food you'll find in Kathmandu or in the Himalayas. However, it is very good and very spicy. This meal is closer to an Americanized Indian dish. It has a lot of rice so it is also very filling. I read the other reviews and most people who give one or two stars either don't like spicy food or tried it over 2 years ago. So I'm thinking this was revamped recipe. This review is as of summer 2016.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Serviceable enough Let's face it, when you're going with light weight freeze-dried foods, if you expect them to be gourmet, you're in for a disappointment. So for its intended purpose, I think this item fits the bill pretty well. It isn't the best thing I ever ate, but it is one of the better freeze-dried backpacking meals I ate, especially considering that it doesn't require cooking and can be prepared in-pouch. I never had any problems with flatulance with it, so the comments regarding this, which already come across as the writings of an immature 6th grader, can be ignored.
Date published: 2008-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A day of long miles rewarded This was a fine meal at the end of day with some long mileage in the Sierra's and I really felt like I was being rewarded for the effort. Just as the guy at REI stated, the Katmandu Curry "has a curry flavor" (thanks for the insight man!). But seriously, it's a touch on the spicy side but tasty and filling. I cooked it for myself and as it's two servings, could not even finish it. I've had far worse meals for [$] at home. The only complaint I have is that it does take a while to stew (20+ minutes and more at altitude) which is a long time when your stomach is growling.
Date published: 2009-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Meal I'm also surprised at how contrary the reviews for this meal have been. Personally, I love it! Being a recently converted vegetarian, I'm always looking for nutritious meals, especially those high in protein. This meal was filing and tasty in my opinion and a definite purchase for my next trip. I can't say the meal is particularly salty or overly spicy, as others have mentioned. I particularly like curry dishes for the taste, but also the health benefits from turmeric, which is the primary spice in curry. Google it! In fact, I add turmeric to many dishes I eat, including this one. I tend to make most of my freeze-dried meals in a medium pot from my cook kit versus in the bag. I put in less water than is called for most every freeze-dried meal, and then add more if needed. I then let the meal stand for longer than recommended. By taking the aforementioned steps; it generally makes for better reconstituting and easier mixing of the ingredients. As far as high sodium content, that seems to be an unfortunate component of most freeze-dried meals from my experience.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spicy, Filling and Delicious I love curry, so I thought I'd give this one a try and I'm glad I did. Perfect kick to it, and super filling. I love all of the vegetables - peas, carrots and potatoes that you can actually see and taste with every bite. And, all of the lentils are an awesome source of protein. I'm vegetarian, so this dish is definitely a regular go-to for me.
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from D-lish! Definitely one of the better freeze dried "dishes". I take this one every time I go on extended hikes or quick weekenders. Flavor, to me, is great and flavorful (for a freeze dried meal). I am not a big fan of salt and don't notice that it is oversalted like others report. I do like that it has a little kick of spice. Overall a great meal and one of the cheaper ones too. I will be buying this one again.
Date published: 2011-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed the Meal People seem to be really divided on this meal. For my part, my son and I thought it was very tasty. The vegetables re-hydrated effectively and the spices were complimentary. We paired this meal with some lemon rice. What we didn't eat at supper, we saved for breakfast and reheated it with some eggs. Neither of us had any trouble with the meal's high fibre.
Date published: 2013-05-10
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An outback favorite Whoa! I've never seen such a divergence of opinion. But then nothing is more subjective than what tastes good. For me, this a go-to meal when I'm out in the bush. I'm a vegan and a low fat dieter, both of which make it tough to find suitable freeze-dried fare. Katmandu Curry is tasty, nutritious and calorie dense. I eat the entire pouch which contains lentils, brown rice, carrots, peas, potatoes and spices. Those who called it unhealthy might benefit from reading up on nutrition in the 21st Century. As for the comments regarding too much fiber - I have a sensitive gut on top of everything else and Katmandu Curry passes through perfectly. If you like lentils and brown rice; and you like spicy, you will probably like this item. Thanks, Backpacker's Pantry. Give us some more fare like this!
Date published: 2013-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Revamped taste I've had this on two different trips and it is my favorite. Full disclosure: This is not Nepalese food. It is an Americanized concoction. I've been to Nepal and originally bought this because I love their food. It has no resemblance to any food you'll find in Kathmandu or in the Himalayas. However, it is very good and very spicy. This meal is closer to an Americanized Indian dish. It has a lot of rice so it is also very filling. I read the other reviews and most people who give one or two stars either don't like spicy food or tried it over 2 years ago. So I'm thinking this was revamped recipe. This review is as of summer 2016.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Serviceable enough Let's face it, when you're going with light weight freeze-dried foods, if you expect them to be gourmet, you're in for a disappointment. So for its intended purpose, I think this item fits the bill pretty well. It isn't the best thing I ever ate, but it is one of the better freeze-dried backpacking meals I ate, especially considering that it doesn't require cooking and can be prepared in-pouch. I never had any problems with flatulance with it, so the comments regarding this, which already come across as the writings of an immature 6th grader, can be ignored.
Date published: 2008-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A day of long miles rewarded This was a fine meal at the end of day with some long mileage in the Sierra's and I really felt like I was being rewarded for the effort. Just as the guy at REI stated, the Katmandu Curry "has a curry flavor" (thanks for the insight man!). But seriously, it's a touch on the spicy side but tasty and filling. I cooked it for myself and as it's two servings, could not even finish it. I've had far worse meals for [$] at home. The only complaint I have is that it does take a while to stew (20+ minutes and more at altitude) which is a long time when your stomach is growling.
Date published: 2009-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Meal I'm also surprised at how contrary the reviews for this meal have been. Personally, I love it! Being a recently converted vegetarian, I'm always looking for nutritious meals, especially those high in protein. This meal was filing and tasty in my opinion and a definite purchase for my next trip. I can't say the meal is particularly salty or overly spicy, as others have mentioned. I particularly like curry dishes for the taste, but also the health benefits from turmeric, which is the primary spice in curry. Google it! In fact, I add turmeric to many dishes I eat, including this one. I tend to make most of my freeze-dried meals in a medium pot from my cook kit versus in the bag. I put in less water than is called for most every freeze-dried meal, and then add more if needed. I then let the meal stand for longer than recommended. By taking the aforementioned steps; it generally makes for better reconstituting and easier mixing of the ingredients. As far as high sodium content, that seems to be an unfortunate component of most freeze-dried meals from my experience.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spicy, Filling and Delicious I love curry, so I thought I'd give this one a try and I'm glad I did. Perfect kick to it, and super filling. I love all of the vegetables - peas, carrots and potatoes that you can actually see and taste with every bite. And, all of the lentils are an awesome source of protein. I'm vegetarian, so this dish is definitely a regular go-to for me.
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from D-lish! Definitely one of the better freeze dried "dishes". I take this one every time I go on extended hikes or quick weekenders. Flavor, to me, is great and flavorful (for a freeze dried meal). I am not a big fan of salt and don't notice that it is oversalted like others report. I do like that it has a little kick of spice. Overall a great meal and one of the cheaper ones too. I will be buying this one again.
Date published: 2011-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed the Meal People seem to be really divided on this meal. For my part, my son and I thought it was very tasty. The vegetables re-hydrated effectively and the spices were complimentary. We paired this meal with some lemon rice. What we didn't eat at supper, we saved for breakfast and reheated it with some eggs. Neither of us had any trouble with the meal's high fibre.
Date published: 2013-05-10
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