TV chef Simon Rimmer has hooked up with Symington’s to launch a veggie meal brand.

The Si Meat-Free Cuisine range, available from Morrisons now, consists of three meal kits - Chickpea Tikka Masala, Mixed Bean Chilli and Tomato Biryani (rsp: £1.35/serving two). Three side plates - Carrot & Coriander Falafel, Thai Spiced Potato Cakes and Onion Bhajis - which can be served as starters or snacks, complete the line-up (rsp: £1.35).

Based on the most popular dishes from Rimmer’s Greens Restaurant, the products took 20 minutes to cook and were targeted at the growing number of non-vegetarians choosing to cut the amount of meat they eat, said Rimmer.