No Time To Cook? These Delivery Services Will Bring You Food Just Like Mum Makes

We all know that it’s sometimes hard to eat healthy, home-style meals. But with work and social engagements, it’s tough to find the time to cook up these wholesome meals. OK, we said no time, but we also mean no skill, or inclination for that matter! Enter delivery services that know just how to make rajma-chawal like Mum, or kadhi-chawal like your grandma or even that chicken dhansak that your neighbour used to make perfectly! From simple meals to more elaborate yet healthy, order away without piling on the unhealthy calories!


A crowd favourite on Swiggy, this one is all about bringing back the taste of home. In fact, the name itself is Homely so it really can’t get more…well…homely. They have combos, specials and single dishes for you to mix and match. But we suggest sticking to combos. They offer rather elaborate ones like Chicken Dhansak with yellow moong dal, rice and rotis, egg curry, palak paneer, and even beans-carrot subzi, if dhansak isn’t your think. Not up for a meal? Pick from curd rice, rajma-chawal or pav bhaji. Vegetarians, try their brown rice with channa masala, and meat eaters, we hear the Kerala fish curry is ace!

Bhavesh Tiffin Service

Bhavesh is LBB’s go-to tiffin guy for wholesome North Indian staples of dal-roti-sabzi. Servicing primarily Indiranagar and Domlur, his dabba service for lunch and dinner (he serves them in those old-school steel dabbas) is vegetarian only. Roti, rice, dal, one dry/semi-dry curry, pappad, and buttermilk are what’s in store. Priced at INR 90, we can tell you that without the rice itself, the dabba is quite filling. And oh, rotis come generously spread with ghee (yass!).

Mom's Food

Operating out of their home in HSR, an inspiring couple have taken on the task of feeding too-busy-to-cook folks, a wholesome meal, made from scratch. Delivering in the HSR area, or wherever Dunzo will go, Mom’s Food is quite literally that. It’s nothing fancy, and your meal will arrive in a plastic food box, so you can eat straight out of it. Combos get you a large portion of rice, two rotis (more like chappatis), dal, chicken or veg curry, another veggie and a salad. Salad was a regular green salad, and ideal to get that extra dose of healthy food. Things are not very fancy at INR 99, but we can vouch for the flavour, from experience. You can text on WhatsApp to place your order on 8618495458.

Oota Box

Did someone say there’s an app to get homemade food? Sign us up. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, Oota Box will sort you out with healthy and homely food. All you need to do is sign-up, on the web or app, and pick which meals you’d like, vegetarian or non-vegetarian preferences, and how many times a week you’d like to order. Then, just sit back and wait for your food to come to you. Order by location (though some have over 100 options while others only about 10). This is because it really is cooked by home chefs across the city. So you get authentic flavours straight from an actual home. From Akki Roti to combos including mutton curry, malai paneer and dal with rotis and rice, to desserts such as bourbon cupcakes and orange mousse, they’ve got something for every palette.

Masala Box

A good homely meal is what we all crave from time to time and with Masala Box you can indulge in your fair share of a home-cooked meal. How it basically works is you can choose your plan (1 meal, 5 meals or 20 meals), choose the dates you want the food to be delivered and just pay! The meal will be delivered to you at your doorstep. Choose from North Indian and South Indian options, they also have premium meal plans (both beg and non-veg options) starting at INR 120 for a single meal. Plus, they deliver across various locations in Bangalore.


Healthie is an online platform that lets you choose home-made healthy food from across different cuisines and price ranges. So whether it's just one meal you want to have at work or whether you want to keep ordering meals on a subscription basis, this is your go-to. From khichdi to ragi masala dosa and even thalis are available here starting from INR 40.