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

Aakanksha posted on 21 May

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 you neighbour used to make perfectly! From simple meals to more elaborate yet healthy, order away without piling on the unhealthy calories!


A new addition 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!

Order online here.

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 80, we can tell you that without the rice itself, the dabba is quite filling. And oh, rotis come generously spread with ghee {yass!}.

Order by calling them on this number: +919620327580

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 your 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 85, but we can vouch for the flavour, from experience.

Contact: Text on WhatsApp for place your order on 9066916983

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.

Check it out here.

Mom's Curry

While we wonder why none of the Dad’s cooked, here’s another delivery service that centres around Mum. Called Mom’s Curry, you can get combos with the most elaborate being the La Healthy Riz Combo of three rotis, rice, dal, sabji (or chicken/egg), salad, raita and a superfood for INR 190. The most basic, Super Value, includes two rotis, rice, dal, sabji. If you’re ordering for the office, they even have bulk orders. That’s right, get the whole crew to eat healthy.

Check them out here.