From Korean To Kerala Cuisine: These Home Chefs Are Making Food Fun

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    If there's one good thing that the pandemic has given us, it has to be the perks of ordering from home-chefs. People are traveling and exploring new cultures right from their own homes. They're always seeking something new and interesting to satiate their taste buds. And when things get mundane at home, ordering from home chefs is a great idea- not only because their food is delish, but also because they add a personal touch through tiny letters/notes, or have a small surprise element along with their meals.

    Home chefs are fearless, more experimental with their everchanging menu, and are always curating home-cooked food with a lot of love and effort. So if you're a foodie who's on the lookout for something interesting, then bookmark these home chefs in the city for your next scrumptious meal! 

    Vee & Bee's Delectables

    The home chefs here bring a piece of Indonesia's culture and cuisine to your doorstep. Expect lip-smacking Indonesian delicacies including coconut-based rice, tofu satays, Indonesian fried rice (aka Nasi Goreng), turmeric rice, Indonesian fruit salad with jaggery sauce, or the classic Gado Gado (Indonesian salad with peanut sauce). The best part? All the ingredients used to make these dishes are sourced directly from Jakarta.    

    Shell Out: INR 400 onward

    Every Aroma By Reshma Mane

    As fans of regional cuisines ourselves, we got hooked to Reshma's food. Every week, she cooks up a feast- be it Kolhapur (her home cuisine) to specialties from various regions like Koli cuisine, Kerala cuisine, Mughlai, Punjabi and more. We loved the Mutton Roast With Idiappam, Smoked Punjabi Butter Prawns with Rice, Mutton Loncha, and Chicken Kolhapuri. 

    Shell Out: INR 300 onward

    Culinary Garage

    Chef Vishay Vijan draws inspiration from different parts of the country and curates lip-smacking meals. From Amritsar's Dal Makhani to Delhi's Soya Chaap and from comforting dal khichdi to an array of seafood dishes, Culinary Garage has got tons of options. Every dish is made using local ingredients sourced from the place of origin. Plus, there's no usage of artificial colouring or ingredients. 

    Shell Out: INR 250 onward

    Lokal Kitchen

    Lokal Kitchen

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    Missing home-cooked food? Allow Lokal Kitchen to step in and take care of your cravings. Lokal Kitchen is a platform that collaborates with different home chefs across the country to deliver safe and hygienic food. They serve over 30 local cuisines of the country that includes delicacies like Turkish Bun, Donar Kebab, Malvani Crab Curry, Bengali Maccher Jhol, Goan Chicken Cafreal, Parsi Chicken Farcha and Patra Ni Macchi, Burger In a Bun, Fudges, Rasmalai Cake, Gajar Pak, Puran Poli and Gujiya. Are you drooling already? 

    Shell Out: INR 300 onward

    Cura By Chef Vansh Khanna

    Chef Vansh Khanna, a professional chef turned home-chef during the pandemic, started curating Mother's Day special meals. But the demand for his tasty recipes gave birth to Cura. The menu here changes quite often as he experiments with different cuisines across the globe. Truffle malai prawns with a beetroot dip, Malai chicken tikka with truffle oil, dal makhani, butter chicken, wild mushroom risotto, pink sauce penne with grilled chicken come highly recommended. 

    Shell Out: INR 400 onward

    Seoul Mate

    Manifest your Korean food cravings at Seoul Mate. We love the name as much as we love their traditional gobsmacking items like Kimchi fried rice, Korean noodles with bibimbap, pork and chicken Mandu, and bulgogis. Their Korean garlic bread and mushroom bibimbap are quite the bestsellers too. Seoul Mate also offers Korean BBQ sets, and vegan-friendly options. 

    Shell Out: INR 350 onward

    Charoli Foods

    Home chef Anuradha Joshi Medhora brings the cuisine of Indore’s Malwa rulers to Mumbai. Indori food is a melting pot of Marathi, Rajasthani, Mughlai and Afghani influences, so expect authentic Malva delicacies like Taaza Masale ka Maas, Sabzi Murg, Khatti Dal, Murg ki Kadhi, Zarda pulav, Kheema Banjara, Nariyal Murg, Masoor Kheema Pulav and many such drool-worthy dishes. 

    Shell Out: INR 270 onward

    A Diabetic Chef

    To end your meals on a sweet (but healthy) note, bookmark A Diabetic Chef. Started by Hash Kedia, who focuses on making sweet delights for diabetic patients who usually can’t enjoy cakes and chocolates, A Diabetic Chef is obviously open to all for ordering. Health Junkies can dig in sugar-free delicacies like the Dark Knight brownies, Willy Wonka delights, Kung Fu Panda brownies, milkshakes and more.

    Shell Out: INR 90 onward

    Love4Palate

    Introduced to healthy living through Luke Coutinho's work, Shilpa started her own journey of exploring healthy cooking. Through following home chefs and cooks on Social media, she started experimenting in her own kitchen with dishes like millet biryani, salads, juices and more. Soon, she also started baking as well. Shilpa's specialities include Sindhi dishes, healthy snacks, cakes, desserts and more. 

    Additionally, Shilpa is also providing meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) to Covid affected families. You can find more Covid meal kitchens here. Love4Palate delivers across Mumbai. 

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    The Main Course

    This award-winning delivery kitchen is all about celebrating food, especially ideal if you're a non-vegetarian. Run by home chef Vivek Nayyar, the kitchen is focused on quality food, a lot of which is slow-cooked. Expect dishes like Jungli Maas, Kerela Coconut Chicken Curry, and Mutton Fry. We hear there's a Pork Pickle you shouldn't miss out on too.

    Shell Out: INR 500 onwards

    2Chefs

    What do you get when two chefs from 5-star hospitality backgrounds team up to launch their own cloud kitchen? You get delicious North Indian cuisine delivered to your doorstep. Dig into dishes like Himachali Rara Gosht, Dhabe Ka Butter Chicken, Dum Ki Dal Makhani, and Patialashahi Kadhai Paneer. 

    Shell Out: INR 329 onwards