As Delhi residents, we have no dearth of good ol’ kebabs, curries and one too many types of rotis, but we could all use a switch up. For when you can’t physically leave the state to explore cuisine, let these home caterers allow you to via their authentic home catering services.

Goa: Via Goa

Photo source: ViaGoa

Photo source: ViaGoa

All those days you spent by the beach in Goa savouring the salty taste of the sea along with your sausages sure were good times. Now we can’t promise that salty nip in the air, but we can promise that Via Goa will deliver all of your favourite flavours right from the party capital of the country, and their spare ribs and pork belly vindaloo are to die for.

Contact: +91 9311344404

Price: Menu customised as per the client’s budget

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Hyderabad: Iram By Omer Khusro

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Photo source: Garrett Ziegler via Wikimedia [CC-BY 2.0]

To say that they provide a wide range of absolutely delectable dishes would be an understatement. Opt for their shikampur kebabs to start off, and their dahi chops, or even the smoked dum ka keema.

Their dum biryanis are flavourful, and you can accompany it by a mirchi ka saalan, or perhaps a palak or a mango raita {one of their specialties}. All you have to do is provide your party size, and how many are vegetarian.

Pick your menu, and let them handle the rest. They’ll cook, deliver, take your through the heating instructions and even pick up the utensils the next day for you.

Contact: +91 9811224451

Price: Customisable according to menu options and the number of people they are catering to.

Kerala: Prima Kurien

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Photo source: Viewfinder18 via Wikimedia [CC-BY-SA 4.0]

With this catering service, you get all those flavours you know and love in a new avatar. Whether it’s the Khao Suey String Hoppers {that come topped with roasted coconut, curry sauce and more} or the Kerela-style fish fry in the form of nuggets, you’ll be left wanting more.

Define your party size, and the dishes you’d like to have catered. For a party as small as 15 people, you must allow at least 24 hours notice, while for bigger parties {like 50 people}, allow at least a week.

Contact: +91 9811820074

Price: INR 5,000 {for a portion that serves three-four people}, along with the taxi fare {for Gurgaon/Noida}; INR 3,000, along with the taxi fare {for Delhi}; additional INR 500 for a cook {for live appam counters}.

Rajasthan: Maharaj Ji

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Photo source: Sahil Tiwari via Wikimedia [CC-BY-SA 4.0]

The best part about these caterers is that they’re very flexible. They do the traditional dishes like besan gatte ki sabzi and bajre ki roti, but they can also make dishes and recipes that you’d like them to make.

They provide only vegetarian dishes, so you won’t get any of the meat specialties out of them, but you will get sumptuous, well-made food. Your party size must be a minimum of 25 people; they’ll send staff and utensils for the duration of the event.

Contact: +91 9818124112

Price: Varies according to menu

Kashmir: Ahad Sons

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Photo source: Gahdjun via Wikimedia [CC-BY 2.0]

For authentic Kashmiri food, look no further than Ahad Sons. Choose from a variety of Kashmiri Wazwan including Ghushtaba, Rista and even the Aloo Bukhara Korma.

They are willing to cater not just anywhere in the city, but anywhere in the world {provided you bear the costs, of course}. However they only cater to parties of 50 or above.

Contact: 011 6253642, 011 6256017

Price: Varies according to the menu selected

Parsi: Parsi Anjuman

Photo: Parikshit Rao

Photo: Parikshit Rao

Run by Mrs Bagli,  the little-known Parsi Anjuman boasts of some of the most delicious Parsi food the city has to offer, and all within a reasonable budget. You can discuss the menu with the hostess herself; the star dishes include Mutton Dhansak, Chicken Salli Boti and Patra Ni Machchi

Contact: 011 23238615

Price: Varies according to the menu selected

South India: Madras Cafe

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Photo source: Karty Jazz Via Wikimedia [CC-BY-SA 4.0]

For the crispiest dosas and softest idlis, Madras Cafe beats most of its competitors. They cater throughout Delhi and Gurgaon and bring all their equipment to ensure the food is made fresh right in front of your guests.

If you want fancy crockery, they are willing to connect you with a tent-wala so you don’t have to go running around town. Although all their items are sought after, the lemon rice, curd rice and dosa emerge as the star dishes.

They generally cater to not less than 60 people, but arrangements for lesser can be made at a higher cost.

Contact: 011 26568176

Price: Starting at INR 15,000 for 50 people; prices vary depending on menu

Bengali: Bijoli Grill

Photo: Parikshit Rao

Photo: Parikshit Rao

You might have seen their outlets in Dilli Haat and Banga Bhawan, but Bijoli Grill is also a much-loved caterer for occasions which call for delectable Bengali cuisine.

From staple items like radhaballabi and chholar daal to a wide range of fish preparations, Bijoli Grill aims to bring the taste of authentic Kolkata-style food right to your doorstep.

Contact: +91 9811111030, 011 29237371

Price: INR 800 per head {minimum order of INR 35,000}

North India & North East India: YWCA Kitchen

Photo source: YWCA Kitchen,New Delhi

Photo source: YWCA Kitchen, New Delhi

Besides the lovely restaurant on Parliament Street, YWCA Kitchen also offers catering services for medium to large gatherings. Their menu consists of a plethora of pan-Indian items, including dishes from the north-eastern states.

Contact: 011 43561615, +91 9350155045, +91 9818970577

Price: Starting at INR 600 per head {minimum order of INR 20,000}

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