There are good days and there are bad days, there are hectic days and there are lazy days. For all the days there are one thing is a sure fix – Food! Here is a list ( in random order ) of some of the best ready-to-cook meals that are a good company through all days..
McCain Veggie Burger Patty
Bored of having your regular dinner and need something that can be cooked in just a matter of minutes? the McCain Veggie Burger Patty is the answer to your question. The patty is a lovely amalgamation of mashed potatoes, diced veggies and generously seasoned with herbs and spices. On frying it turns beautiful golden brown. Just pile it up on a caramelized bun, throw in some onions, tomatoes and sauces and get ready to savour it.
Price : INR 100 for 320 gms
Epigamia Flavoured Greek Yogurt
Epigamia’ in ancient greek meant the official beginning of a relationship between two nations. This beauty of a health product now finds a place between the paneer & the curd. Greek Yogurt is smoother than the regular curds and also a bit more healthier and it also comes in regular as well as quite experimental flavours – Strawberry, Blueberry, Mulberry, Alphonso Mango, Honey Banana, Green Apple, Imly Chutney, Khatta Meetha and Minty Chaat
Price : INR 38 for 90 gms
Patanjali Atta Noodles
Patanjali, probably the brand of the decade has ventured into almost everything in the FMCG sector, so Patanjali coming out with Atta Noodles was no biggie. Tastewise they taste as good as the Maggi atta noodles and even though Maggi claims to cook in 2 minutes, all of us know it takes longer than that!. Similarly, Patanjali Noodles take about 7-8 mins to cook. However like all healthy foods it has the ‘healthy’ taste to it
Price : INR 15 for 70 gms
Chef’s Basket Explorer – Cheesy Alfredo Pasta
The Chef’s Basket Explorer is a great brand for gourmet food on the go. This is a perfect option for delicious meals while travelling, camping, hiking and road trips. This Pasta kit comes in attractive bio- degradable packing and contains seasonings, pasta and the sauce. The directions on cooking the pasta are printed on the tub. One tub can easily serve one person. Since this product does not contain added preservatives or colours, it is also a kid friendly product.
Price : INR 99 for 206 gms.
ITC Kitchens of India Chicken Chettinad
If you are in the mood to binge on delicious chicken curry but do not really have the time or the patience to make it. ITC’s Kitchens of India is here for you. The ready-to-cook chicken chettinad is a roller coaster of flavours of lime and curry leaves and is sure to live upto your expectations if you follow the instructions on the packet correctly.
Price : INR 160 for 285 gms
Bombay Bites Jalapeno & Cheese Samosa
All the Samosa lovers, brace yourselves as here is a ready-to-cook samosa you will never have enough of. This contemporary samosa is filled with gooey cheese and tangy green jalapenos – a marriage made in food heaven and it is easy to cook! What’s not to like?
Price : INR 125 for 240 gms
Keya Instant Creamy Mushroom Soup
Craving for steamy goodness that is bound to lighten your mood and every sip you take melts away all the tensions of the day . Keya Instant Creamy Mushroom Soup is the hands down ready to cook is you ideal option. The symphony of flavours of the cream, French champignon mushrooms, spring onions and delectable seasonings make this soup nothing short of a magic potion that heals your soul.
Price :. INR 55 for 44 gms
Taco Dinner Kit – Tex Mex Salsalito
Wish to try something exotic like the Mexican Tacos at home but don’t want to take a risk on the taste? The Tex Mex Salsalito Taco Dinner Kit is all you need. This kit comprises of crispy corn tortillas, the seasoning mix, salsa . All you need to do is fill the taco shells with veggies or meat as per your choice and heat and get a visa to mexico for your tongue.
Serves : 4
Price : INR. 225 for 285 gms
Masala Rice by MTR
MTR Ready to Eat Masala Rice. A perfect companion for lazy days. Add in some veggies, add in the MTR packet and cook. Your Masala rice will be ready in as less as 20 mins. Throw in some shredded chicken and play around with some sauces if you are feeling a bit “Cheffy”
Serves : 2-3
Price : INR 70 for 250 gms
Gits Ready to Eat Rajma Chawal
*Drool* There is something about Rajma Chawal that brings back old memories, childhood nostalgia and an unexplained comfort. Don’t you think? If you live away from your family and are feeling home sick . Here is something that will atleast try to make you feel a little bit better. The delicious Rajma curry accompanied with the Basmati.
Serves : 2-3
Price : INR 80 for 300 gms
Bon Appetit and a Merry Christmas to all my readers !
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