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Food Review – Box8

Food Review – Box8

This is my long time wait review – Box8 – India’s fastest growing on-demand food delivery company. They keep one simple thing in mind when they make food – They only serve food that they love to eat.
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As of innovation, they have designed the All-in-One meal box, which is a fulfilling Indian meal with rice, roti, stir-fry and salad. They also serve wraps, sandwiches and salads with a fusion of Indian and Western flavors. Their first outlet was a small one in a corporate cafeteria, which has now grown to 50+ outlets across Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore.

Let me share the experience with Box8 below…

  • Delivery –  They deliver in punctual timings. They keep on updating us when the food is packed, about to start and when started through messaging in mobile.
  • Packing – Packing was wonderfully and perfectly done, desserts come in a small boxes and the lemonade comes in an attractive small plastic bottles.
  • Food
    • Wrap – Tandoori paneer wrap – The wrap was awesome and the paneer was well cooked with the perfect masala
    • Sandwich – Chicken Sheek Kebab Sandwich – The chicken was well done and was juicy in a delicious tikka sauce. A yummy sandwich for everyone, also very innovative to have sandwich with our Indian food.
    • Salad – Char Grilled Chicken Salad – Tandoori grilled chicken with exotic veggies in a spiced dressing was unique and liked this a lot.
    • All-in-One meal – Chicken Peshwari Meal – This was totally delicious, full filling and tasty with the steamed rice, chicken kebabs, chicken tikkas and mint chutney with a spicy chicken curry. A must to try here.
    • Murg Dum Biryani – Biryani was too good, with the right amount of spices, the loveliest thing in this biryani is they use boneless chicken, which would be perfect for a lunch box concept.
Masala Lemonade and Ice Tea

Masala Lemonade and Ice Tea

  • Dessert – Moong dal halwa – Halwa was ok, it was cruchy, soft and melts in the mouth. Gulab Jamun – was too good, as it melts in the mouth.
  • Drinks – Masala Lemonade – Masala lemonade was totally delicious, with good punch of chat masala in lemonade. Ice Tea – Ice Tea was also perfectly done.

One can have all the type of food, from sandwich and salad to Biryani.

Do check out my other food reviews in this link: https://madraasi.com/reviews/

 

Mustard Paste

Mustard Paste

Mustard paste is the basic for mustard fish curry, fry not only with seafood, you can also substitute this with veggies for awesome and delicious curry or gravy. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my Mustard Fish Curry and Mustard Fish Fry in this link: https://madraasi.com/2016/03/30/mustard-fish-curry/

Mustard Paste

Mustard Paste

Ingredients:

  • Yellow mustard seeds – 4 tbsp
  • Black mustard seeds – 4 tbsp
  • Green chilies – 2 nos
  • Ginger – 1 no (1“ inch stick)
  • Garlic – 7 cloves

Preparation:

Take all the ingredients together in a blender and blend them well to a fine paste by adding little water. Store it in an air-tight container and refrigerate it for a week.

 

 

Mint IceCream

Mint IceCream

Want to beat the heat with Ice Cream, but don’t want to go outside the home, here is my No Cook, No Egg, No essence, No food color, Naturally flavored, very easy and simple Ice Cream with fresh home grown Mint Leaves (motivated by NUTTY SQUIRREL) – MINT ICECREAM.

I would say this Mint Ice cream, a perfect coolant to beat the heat. Also being a mint maniac, I liked this to the core. When it comes to Mint Ice cream, I would say the perfect amount of mint should be induced

Benefits of Home-made Ice cream: You can enhance the sweetness as per your taste buds, you can add the perfect the amount of ingredients to enrich your flavor.

Do check out my other summer recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/beverages/

Mint Ice Cream

Mint Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • Mint leaves – 15 sprigs
  • Fresh Cream – ¾ cup
  • Full fat Milk – 1 cup
  • Sugar – ¾ cup

Preparation:

  • Boil the milk and wait until it comes to room temperature.
  • Grind the sugar to a fine powder and keep it aside or you can go for powder sugar.
  • Separate the mint leaves from the stalk, rinse in running water and keep it aside.
  • Take the mint leaves and blend them well by sprinkling a tsp of water to a coarse paste.
  • In a wide mouth bowl, pour in the fresh cream, milk and add in the sugar, whip them just for few mins until fluffy.
  • Pour in the mint paste to the bowl and whip them well for 3 to 4 mins.
  • Pour it to an air-tight bowl and freeze it for almost 8 hrs.
  • Remove it from the freezer (it looks like ice crystals), scrap it.
  • Blend all the scrapped ice (ice crystals) together along with 2 to 3 sprigs of mint leaves (if needed to enhance your taste buds).
  • Blend them nicely as it should be thick and creamy.
  • Again pour it in an air-tight container and freeze for 10 hours.
  • Remove the container from freezer, once the ice cream comes to perfect texture.

Scoop and serve chilled.

Note: You can also have ice-creams with soft and spongy cakes, I like to have vanilla ice-cream with sponge cake. I would prefer to have this mint ice-cream with coffee cake. You can adjust the sugar level (a tsp) as per your taste buds, I have induced medium level of sugar.