Regional Indian food and Healthy Fast Food

Regional Indian food and Casual Dining: 

Local cuisines have made a comeback in a big way. Diners and chefs alike have shown a renewed interest in healthy food with local flavours, traditional and indigenous ingredients and cooking styles. Chefs have also realized that it is far easier to research regional cuisines, source ingredients or work with skilled cooks than trying to do the same with international cuisine.

Casual Dining is gaining popularity too with chefs whipping up old-style comfort food or serving the same with a contemporary twist.

Chef-driven restaurants/Take-home chefs: 

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2017 saw a boom of sorts in chef-driven restaurants. Ordering food from restaurants too seems to have become passé. Top chefs today are ready to come home and make you a gourmet meal. A couple of healthy food startups even lets users choose a chef, who not just cooks and presents the meal but also shops for the ingredients!

Quirky and unusual food concepts:
  • Discards: A huge trend in 2016 – onion and apple peels, broccoli stems and unusual meat cuts, otherwise just junked, found their way back on the plate in a flavourful and nutritious avatar. A conscious way to cut food wastage apparently!
  • Food Meditation: Focus is on the food on the plate while the mind is free from positive or negative emotions. So you basically don’t talk or think while eating thus ensuring a good impact on the gut.
  • Alcohealth: There is apparently a growing demand for alcoholic beverages with ingredients that supposedly negate the undesirable effects of alcohol and offer some nutritional benefits too. Beet infused vodka, acai blueberry mojito, superfruit acai Margarita being a few such examples.

Healthy fast food: People are getting increasingly conscious of the food they eat including when they eat out. A lot of companies in the food business are trying to do away with artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners and preservatives and focus on the nutrition aspect.

Organic and Healthy Food

There appears to be an increased emphasis on authenticity and hence the last couple of years have seen a growing demand for organic and natural products. Processed food is gradually being replaced by food that is either hand-crafted or healthy food. Food packed in convenient portable bowls are available in restaurants and grocery stores. They are nutritious and versatile.

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Craft of Blending: Blended tea and wines are the new rages this season. Fusion of flavours is here to stay. Different wines are blended to offer a more complex concoction that even changes the basic qualities of wine. Similarly, tea infused food from cocktails to jams and desserts are gaining acceptance all over. So you now have desserts like Chilly Chai Truffle, Marigold Tea Porched Pear and cocktails like green tea infused vodka!”

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Building a 100% Homemade Ecosystem

Homemade Food Delivery –  Masala Box

Masala Box, as a homemade food delivery initiative was launched in August 2014 in the city of Kochi, India. The underlying theme behind the very idea and genesis of Masala Box has been

(1) The revival of dying traditional cuisines, local food, arts and crafts.

(2) Use of healthy ingredients and Eco-friendly/biodegradable packaging.

(3) Providing a credible and robust platform to budding women entrepreneurs as well as local artisans.

(4) Contributing to various social initiatives in society by donating a part of the proceeds from every sale.

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We have, in the last couple of years, provided hundreds of, home chefs who can whip up authentic and scrumptious delicacies, an amazing platform to showcase their latent talent. It has always been our endeavour to offer variety at competitive price points and assured quality. To this effect, we have not just created a robust logistics and quality framework but also brought into play cutting-edge technologies. While our focus hitherto has been on promoting budding home-based chefs and the market for homemade food delivery; we believe that the logical next step would be to use our growing infrastructure network to promote the plethora of traditional cuisines, handicrafts, textiles and other homemade items which are confined to the unorganized sectors of the economy.

Reinventing Ourselves….

The village/cottage industry and the unorganized sectors in India have immense potential with a cornucopia of skills by and large hidden from the world. We believe that Masala Box can, not just leverage this abundance and diversity as part of its growth story but also help us remain true to our fundamental goals of providing sustainable and equitable opportunities to home based chefs/cooks as well as food producers and manufacturers, artisans and other craftsmen from the unorganized sectors of the country.

Homemade Food Delivery

The thriving social set in India’s tier 1 and tier 2 cities is today on the lookout for exotic, speciality and ethnic food products, fabrics, handicrafts that can be sourced from various places of the country. This resonates with how we perceive and would like to build Masala Box in the immediate future as the foremost ethnic food marketplace by aggregating chefs, food producers and small retailers onto a single platform. We will not just curate and onboard ethnic produce but also leverage our technology framework and branding to provide them access to a wider marketplace. By doing so we intend to support and nurture these valuable Indian traditions by providing them with a ready market as well as stainable employment and fair prices for their creators. This, we believe will go a long way in enriching their Tiffin Services Bangalorelives and instilling pride in them about the products they create. By rooting out middlemen, we can pay local producers a higher value for their products and encourage them to participate actively as suppliers. With the kind of cultural diversity our country offers we believe that this business opportunity is waiting to be unraveled!

This is an exciting new phase for us and we’d love to hear from you on your ideas, suggestions or ways in which you’d like to participate in our growth story.”

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