Top 5 Benefits of eating Homemade Food-Choose Homemade!

Homemade food is nothing but food that is cooked and consumed at home. No matter how many restaurants are out there, we would always return home for that one homemade meal, especially if its made by our mom. Here are the top 5 benefits of eating Homemade Food-

Homemade Food
Homemade Food

1) Healthy-

We are sure about the fact that nothing is healthier and more hygienic than homemade food. Most of the food that is commercially produced is high in fats, salts, sugar, and other additives like taste enhancers, preservatives, and much more. Homemade food, on the other hand, does not contain any of these and is always prepared using healthier ingredients.

2) Avoids allergies and other ailments-

Homemade food gives you a sense of control over what you prepare, by keeping in mind your likes as well as other factors like allergies. Restaurant food, on the other hand, gives us only a certain degree of control over what ingredients are used. Apart from that, commercially produced food can lead to various ailments on continuous consumption, unlike homemade food.

3) Portion control-

Homemade food lets you consume as per the required portion, unlike restaurant food that serves you as per their choice. Homemade food, even if you eat a bit more than usual, is not considered unhealthy. This sure makes you feel nothing beats homemade food!

4) Saves Time-

This may seem surprising, but homemade meals can also help you save time by planning ahead. You can always cook in a surplus amount so that you do not have to step into the kitchen again to cook. There are also recipes that can be quickly prepared under 30 minutes, and which you can store for later.

5) Saves Money-

Homemade meals are much more economical than restaurant food. the only expense that comes into your homemade food is for the groceries and the gas charges, which is again paid for a long time frame and not just for single usage. Now save money by cooking your favourite homemade food!

Cooking seems to be the trouble? Why worry when you can now easily get homemade meals delivered to your doorstep? Masala Box is a homemade meals delivery service, and these meals are prepared by homechefs around us.

Our meals are prepared by using only healthy and hygienic ingredients, giving you the best of 100% homemade food! The meal plans can be easily subscribed to by just a click, using our app or the website. We strictly prohibit the usage of additives and preservatives, so that our subscribers get only the complete homemade experience.

Now, you can also cook for Masala Box, by partnering with us as a homechef. You can partner with Masala Box as a Homechef by simply registering using our Website or App. Once registered, our team will fix a tasting session at your house based on your location and the possibility of delivery. After this, you will be asked to collect your FSSAI certification and other documents for which we will be guiding you throughout. Once these steps are fulfilled, you can join based on your convenience. We offer a very flexible system wherein you can cook purely based on your availability for the week according to which you will be paid.

Top 5 Karnataka Dishes that you must try!

Karnataka is the land of a lot of flavours and the food is always known to be spectacular. The cuisine is known for its spiciness and use of coconut and other intense flavours. Here are some of the top Karnataka dishes that are a must-try-

Koli Saaru-

Koli Saaru is a very popular chicken curry prepared in the coastal side. The gravy is made out of flavours like onions, coconuts and garlic. This makes it one of the best Karnataka dishes to feast on.

Mysore Masala Dosa-

The Mysore Masala dosa has a unique chutney spread in the dosa along with the Masala. Served along with sambar, red and white chutney, this dosa is loved by all. This makes it one of the best Karnataka dishes to feast on.

Bisi Bele Bath-

Bisi Bele Bath is nothing but rice cooked in a broth like the traditional Sambar. It is a dish that is prepared in almost every household. This makes it one of the best Karnataka dishes to feast on.

Rava Kesari-

Rava Kesari is an important dessert of Karnataka and is made of semolina, ghee, dry fruits and saffron. It is prepared by roasting Rava and adding ghee and sugar along with dry fruits and flavours of your choice. This makes it one of the best Karnataka dishes to feast on.

Mysore Bonda-

This is one of the most common forms of dried snacks in Karnataka and is loved by all. The main ingredients are nothing but maida and yoghurt, made into balls and deep-fried, later served with red chutney. This makes it one of the best Karnataka dishes to feast on.

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Top 5 Mutton Recipes- Spice up your Sunday Lunch!

Mutton is a meat which has a strong flavour and can be easily loved by everyone if prepared well. There are plenty of mutton recipes in Indian cuisine, which can be easily prepared with patience. Here are the top 5 Recipes from our Chefs’ favourites-

Khatta Meat-
Khatta Meat is an exclusive dish from the land of Jammu. The curry is of a sour nature due to the presence of ‘aamchoor’. This makes it one of the best mutton recipes.

Mutton Recipes
Khatta Meat

Mutton Cutlets-
Mutton cutlets are considered as one of the most flavourful snack options. Prepare your mutton filling with the right amount of spices, seasoning, and veggies. This makes it one of the best mutton recipes.

Mutton Recipes
Mutton Cutlets

Badami Lamb Korma-
Lamb Korma is a rich mutton curry made of spices, yoghurt, almond paste. This is commonly served with naans, steamed rice and other forms of bread. This makes it one of the best mutton recipes.

Mutton recipes
Lamb Korma

Kosha Mangsho-
Kosha Mangsho is an exclusive Bengali recipe made of juicy tender mutton pieces. The curry is made spicy and is served hot with breads or rice. This makes it one of the best mutton recipes.

Laziz Lamb Handi-
This curry consists of lamb cubes cooked in a broth of assorted masalas, yoghurt and cream. This exclusive Hyderabadi curry is served with assorted naans, flavoured rice, and much more. This makes it one of the best mutton recipes.

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Diwali Hamper Ideas 2019- by Masala Box!

The festival of lights is around the corner, and gifting your loved ones is the most awaited activity of the year. With a motive to spread happiness among your friends and family, Masala Box launches an exclusive range of Diwali Hampers this year. We present you 5 Diwali Hampers gifting options, along with an extra choice of customising your own.

Diwali Hampers
Diwali Hampers by Masala Box

The major Diwali hampers that we have launched this year are – Bundle Of Joy, Mithaai Dabba, Jars Of Love, The Dhamaka Hamper & The Festive Hamper. ‘Bundle Of Joy’ contains a homemade Almond Blueberry cake along with other contents and comes in a basket, while ‘Mithaai Dabba’, as the name suggests, is an assortment of homemade sweets. ‘Jars Of Love’ is an assortment of collectable jars with different contents like flavoured popcorn and other treats, while ‘The Dhamaka Hamper’ is a unique collection of chocolates in varied festive forms along with a Diya. 

 

‘The Festive Hamper’ gives a perfect festive vibe with contents like homemade chocolates and diya. Apart from these hampers, you can also customise your own hamper with assorted chocolates, sweets, diyas, and much more. Happy Diwali! 

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Top 5 most popular Indian dishes every Indian will crave for!

India as a country, is a homeland for a multitude of cuisines ranging from sweet to spicy. While the Northern part of India dwells in rich spicy and sweet flavours, Southern India goes bananas over tangy and other mild aromas. Here are the top 5 popular Indian Dishes you must try-

  1. Chicken Tikka Masala-

Chicken Tikka Masala is one of the most loved recipes by Indians from all regions alike. Tender chicken pieces are immersed in a creamy gravy of tomato, yoghurt and spices. This makes it one of the most popular Indian dishes we all love. 

popular Indian dishes
Chicken Tikka Masala

2. Rogan Josh-

popular Indian dishes
Rogan Josh

This Kashmiri delight is all about its spices! Juicy red mutton chunks are slow-cooked in a spicy and creamy broth making it an unforgettable delicacy. This makes it one of the most popular Indian dishes we all love. 

3. Papdi Chaat-

popular Indian dishes
Papdi Chaat

Chaat is one of the most exclusive delicacies savoured across the country, especially in North India. It is made with ingredients like sev, curd, chole, and much more. This makes it one of the most popular Indian dishes we all love. 

4.  Naan-

popular Indian dishes
Naan

Naan, a staple in the Indian kitchen, comes in varied forms. Naan can come in different forms, and is mostly served with kebabs, exclusive curries, or eaten simply with butter. This makes it one of the most popular Indian dishes we all love. 

5.  Palak Paneer-

popular Indian dishes
Palak Paneer

Paneer refers to cottage cheese and can be prepared in an array of methods. Palak Paneer refers to when the paneer is prepared in a thick creamy gravy of blended spinach (palak). This makes it one of the most popular Indian dishes we all love. 

 

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Top 5 Onam Sadhya recipes to savor on this season!

Onam is the annual festival of harvest originated in the rich state of Kerala. The festival is celebrated by relishing on Onam special food which is also known as Onam Sadya or Sadhya, just like the Onam food we all grew up eating. Here is a list of the top 5 must-have recipes for Onam this year.

Onam sadhya recipes
Onam sadhya
  1. Olan-

Olan is a perfectly balanced curry with a mild spice and a rich flavour. It is a curry prepared with white pumpkin, cowpeas and coconut milk. It is one of the most commonly prepared Onam Sadhya recipes.

2. Kalan-

Kalan is a deliciously prepared gravy made of yams, plantains, coconut and curd. It can prepared spicy using crushed pepper. This makes it one of the best Onam Sadhya recipes. 

3. Ulli Theeyal-

Ulli theeyal is widely in demand because of its sour and spicy taste. It is made with shallots immersed in a flavourful gravy. This makes it one of the best Onam Sadhya recipes. 

4. Pumpkin Erissery-

Pumpkin erissery is prepared using fresh pumpkins, coconuts, and spices. It is mildly tempered and can be prepared either sweet or spicy. This makes it one of the best Onam Sadhya recipes. 

5. Paal Payasam-

Although a lot of payasam recipes are available, a Malayalee’s favourite will always be a ‘Paal Payasam’. It is a mildly sweetened payasam recipe and can be easily prepared with very few ingredients like boiled rice, milk, sugar etc. This makes it one of the best Onam Sadhya recipes. 

 

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Top 5 Payasam recipes for this Onam season!

No Onam passes by without the sweet flavour of Payasams in the air…Payasams are exclusive sweet delicacies of South India, especially Kerala, and Onam is the season where everybody relishes on their favourite Payasam. Here are top 5 Payasam recipes of the season-

 

  1. Kadala Parippu Payasam-

 ‘Kadala Parippu’, also known as Bengal gram, is the main ingredient used in this Payasam. The broth is made by dissolving jaggery and adding soaked Bengal Gram. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam. 

payasam recipes
Kadala Prippu payasam

2. Ada Pradhaman-

 Ada Pradhaman is one of the most aromatic Payasams in Kerala cuisine. It is a blend of jaggery, coconut milk, cashews and much more ingredients like cardamom, ghee and sugar. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam. 

payasam recipes
Ada Pradhaman

3. Paal payasam-

This payasam is nothing much but simple rice boiled in milk and sugar with an exclusive taste. Unlike other payasams, Paal Payasam never makes a person feel heavy after its consumption. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam. 

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Paal Payasam

 

 

4. Aval Payasam-

 

 

payasam recipes
Aval Payasam

Aval Payasam, is just like other payasams, although the main ingredient is ‘aval’. ‘Aval’ is nothing but rice flakes, and has a unique flavour of its own.  This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam. 

5. Cherupayar Parippu Payasam-

 

payasam recipes
Cherupayar Parippu Payasam

This is one of the richest payasams in South Indian cuisine. Not only is it flavourful, but it is also healthy and nutritious. This makes it one of the best payasam recipes for Onam. 

 

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Baingan Chicken- an exclusive recipe for the soul!

Baingan Chicken is an exclusive recipe for chicken and brinjal lovers alike, and also a treat in the mouth for those of you who don’t relish on brinjals! Brinjals are rich in various nutrients and not many love the flavour of it. Which is why here is a recipe for Baingan Chicken-

Ingredients for Baingan Chicken-

 

  • Chicken
  • A Large Eggplant
  • One large potato
  • Sliced onion
  • Crushed Ginger and garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander leaves
  • Curry Paste

 

Directions-

 

  • Heat oil in a Kadai, add the ginger and garlic.
  • Heat onions until golden brown.
  • Add the curry masala paste along with a pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Toss in the chicken and the cubed potato; cover with a lid.
  • Add the brinjal once the chicken gets tender. 
  • Pour in half a cup of hot water and let the brinjal soften.
  • Thicken the sauce by adding coconut powder (optional).
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or fresh Indian Breads.

 

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Chicken Bartha Recipe- a must-try recipe for the weekend!

Chicken Bartha, hailing from the flavourful land of Kolkata, is originally known as ‘Chicken Bortha’. The recipe has also scattered its variants throughout many places in North India. The word ‘Bharta’ or ‘Bortha’ literally means mashed.

 

 

chicken bartha
chicken bartha

 

 

Ingredients required for Chicken Bartha-

 

  • Chicken boiled and shredded                            
  • Pureed onion                                        
  • Pureed Tomatoes
  • Paste ginger garlic and green chilly
  • Cashew nut paste (with dahi/fresh cream if fewer cashews)

 

Directions to prepare Chicken Bartha-

 

  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the onion puree until the raw flavour diminishes.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste & the green chilli paste once the onion puree is done. 
  • Pour the tomato puree into the pan and cook for a few minutes in high flame.
  • Add the required masalas like Garam Masala, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilly Powder and lastly kasoori methi.
  • Add cashew paste and the required amount of salt.
  • Add the leftover chicken stock to have a richer gravy.
  • Add butter and shredded chicken and let it cook.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and a half-cut boiled egg. 

 

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Top 5 monsoon dishes- make your monsoon days exciting!

Monsoon is that season where ‘garam chai aur pakode’ comes into play! Apart from some pakode, there are plenty of other snacks to bite onto…

Here are the top 5 monsoon dishes that you must cherish this monsoon season-

 

  1. Stuffed bread pakoda-

    monsoon dishes
    Stuffed bread pakoda

Stuffed Bread pakoda is one of the most tantalising dishes to have this monsoon. Bread is stuffed with a filling of your choice, preferably spicy, dipped in batter and deep-fried. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.

2. Moong Dal pakode-

monsoon dishes
moong dal pakode

Picture yourself in the balcony while it rains, and you feast yourself on a plate of ‘moong dal pakode’ with some green chutney. Pakodes are made with moong dal and then deep-fried. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.

3. Chowmein-

monsoon dishes
chowmein

Chowmein is an all-time favourite for people of any age. Although it is widely enjoyed at any season, it is most enjoyed perfectly during the monsoon. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.

4. Aloo Paratha-

monsoon dishes
aloo paratha

Aloo paratha may sound normal for you, but it is quite amazing during the monsoon. Aloo parathas are freshly prepared, paired with raita and topped with a dollop of warm butter. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.

5. Bhutta- 

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bhutta

This may sound like a cliche, but Corn on the Cobs are pretty delicious during the monsoons. Top it with lime and spices to make it extra exciting. This makes it one of the best monsoon recipes.

 

Apart from these snacks, nothing comes close to the feeling of homemade food. Now get exquisite homemade food door delivered to you with Masala Box! We, at Masala box, employ a network of home chefs who prepare the food to give you the complete homemade feel.