31 December,2022 11:51 AM IST | Mumbai | Tanishka D’Lyma
Khow suey; (right) Khow suey components in the kit
Who is ever ready for the new year? We can*t help with the upkeep of resolutions but here*s a platform that sorts your NYE party needs. Kook, a Delhi-NCR and Mumbai-based meal delivery venture which launched in August, offers well-priced DIY meal kits that are pre-portioned and semi-prepared along with the required components and a recipe card. Co-founder Arpitta Jerath shares that their aim is to recreate the experience of having a restaurant-style meal at home - right from the recipe to the way it*s served and eaten. "We want to encourage people to eat as fresh as possible," Jerath notes. And that makes these kits a better option than relying on junk food or frozen meals, amid all the NYE prep rush. So, instead of ordering in, or if you*re too late to book reservations for January 1 celebrations, you can prepare a three-course meal at home, using recipes developed by cuisine specialists.
With a longer list of kits available for Gurgaon-based orders, meal kit options for Mumbai include a Thai papaya salad with raw papaya and mango, roasted peanuts and a sweet chilli and tamarind dressing; a burger kit with a patty mix, milk buns, kale slaw, onion jam, pickled cucumbers, and garlic mayo; and a Burmese khow suey kit, which is a bestseller. The latter is packed with vegetables or chicken stewed in a Burmese coconut chilli broth, a spice paste, chilli oil and a flavour bomb of condiments and spices, which have been developed by experts collaborating with the platform. Other offerings include a banoffee parfait kit; a sushi kit complete with a sushi mat; a ramen meal box; and cookie and cupcake decoration kits for a festive touch this season.
The instruction cards cover all bases - from how to refrigerate the ingredients to how to plate the final dish. Their website also details cooking time, the equipment needed, serving quantity and the ingredients that aren*t included such as water, salt and oil - small but essential additions to ensure you*re absolutely prepared for a meal.
Last-minute preparations are more common than you think. The platform offers next-day deliveries if you order by 10 pm. You can opt for a box that serves two or four diners, or customise quantities for party orders.
Log on to letskookup.com
Cost Rs 299 onwards