Chef in a box – Review

DIY recipe kits are all the rage in the ever-expanding food universe. They give you the excitement of a home cooked meal without wasting time in preparing for the food.

Chef in a box is a great addition to the DIY recipe kit segment as it not only has a variety of recipes but the ingredients and food come from the kitchens of the makers. In the words of the owner it is like “ food panda for recipe kits”.

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I ordered four varied boxes so that I could get a fair idea of the food. Galouti kebabs, Chicken Khao Suey, Potoler dolma and finally tipsy tiramisu is what I went for.

The boxes arrived very neatly packed and additionally have the label of the kitchen from where it originates as well.

I began with the galouti kebabs, which were seriously good. The Awadhi tradition of keeping only a few flavourful masalas really worked well her. The best part is that a piece of charcoal was given so that you could smoke the galouti mixture and impress your guests too!

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The khao suey was brilliant for two reasons. Firstly it tasted brilliant – the spice paste in this one really enhanced the flavor of the entire dish. Secondly khao suey is a tedious dish to make, taking a long time to assemble and prepare. But thanks to Chef in a box you can do it in 30 minutes and it tastes as good as anything else I’ve had.

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The potoler dolma was the only dish that I ordered which I hadn’t had before. It came highly recommended so I went for it and I wasn’t disappointed. It basically is fried parwal stuffed with mutton and prepared in a thick, kosha like spicy sauce. I loved the taste of it and it went beautifully with paranthas.

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The highlight was without a doubt the next box, the tiramisu. What made it so good was clear from the box – quality of ingredients. Vicenzi ladyfingers were used for this and that clearly shows when you eat it. The mascarpone and egg mixture was divine, I mean I nearly gobbled it all up beforehand. The balance of this dessert was perfect and with Valentines around the corner, guys should buy this to impress and surprise their partners.

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It was a wonderful experience ordering from Chef in a box – plethora of dishes , prompt service and seriously tasty. Go order now!

 

 

https://www.chefinabox.in/

 

 

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