Summer is in full swing in Bangalore and the heat can get to the best of us. There are times when you just can’t bear the thought of cooking after a long day at work and just want it to be brought to you on a silver platter. What’s the harm in a little indulgence, right? And now you can do just that. Masala Box is a food establishment that has come up with an innovative idea wherein home-cooked food is delivered to your homes. Freshly made, high quality food in a sweet little box on your table – sounds too good to be true? Masala Box was started by Harsha Thachery, who is a CA by profession and Liya Susan Verghese who was previously a tax consultant. It was launched in Kochi on 18th August 2014 and started its Bangalore operations on April 6th 2015. With a talented team of 23 home chefs, Masala Box offers everything from traditional Indian Thalis to Key Lime Tarts. Interestingly, their dedication is not only to their food but also the environment. They use eco-friendly trays and dishes and believe in recycling and waste management. Now that’s green entrepreneurship. What sets Masala Box apart from other food establishments is the fact that they have a menu that changes every day. So you never have to be bored with the same old options. There are new and exciting dishes for you to choose from every day. Fine dining does not have to be boring and predictable. The unexpected menu items every day give you something exciting to look forward to and is part of the charm of this enterprise. After all, who doesn’t love a good surprise? Here is a look at one of their menus:
- · Opera in a cup
- · White Bean salad with Parsley Vinaigrette
- · Mushroom and Capsicum Paddu with Coconut chutney
- · White Bean and Tuna salad with Parsley Vinaigrette
- · Creamy Spaghetti with Veggies and Peppers
- · Kombdi Rasa with Paratha
Set those digestive juices in motion yet? As of now, Masala Box caters to certain parts of Kochin and Bangalore but they hope to spread their wings to 9 cities across India within the next 5 years. When asked about the origins of the idea of a menu that changes daily, Thackeray replied, “From the beginning, we did not want to have a static menu like in restaurants. Ours is a very chef-centric model wherein the chef gets to choose the days on which they want to cook and this automatically leads to a churn in menu. We have served over 300 different menus over the past 8 months in Cochin and this variety is our USP. We try to offer the customer as much variety as we can with a daily changing menu. Chef availability is a primary factor that helps us in deciding the menu for a particular day.” Masala Box’s lunch options are listed in delyver.com for home delivery in Koramangala & Indiranagar.