I've tried most of the Indian eateries in Nashville too, and I'm still a fan of the cuisine. I haven't been to India (or London, which I hear has fabulous Indian food), but I've definitely had some great Indian meals.
Which brings me to Trader Joe's paneer tikka masala. For a frozen dinner, it's remarkably good — so good, in fact, that if you had served it to me and told me it was from a great Indian restaurant, I wouldn't have batted an eye. Frankly, it's just about the only frozen dinner I'll eat. I've been know to walk out of Trader Joe's with a dozen of 'em. The slightly spicy, slightly sweet sauce, made from cream, butter, cashews, onions, garlic and a bunch of herbs and spices, is superb. The paneer — small cubes of curd cheese — is pretty good too, as is the spinach basmati rice.
Of course, the reason it tastes so good can be partially explained by the 21 grams of fat and 850 mg. (35 percent of the RDA) of sodium. Hey, who says vegetarian food needs to be healthy?! The portion may seem fairly small at first glance, but with all that fat, you won't walk away hungry, trust me.
Trader Joe's channa (chickpea) masala is pretty respectable too, as is the naan. My girlfriend and I frequently make a dinner of all three.
Any other great frozen dinners out there that I need to know about?