FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together some commonly asked questions to give you information about our products and service. If you have any other questions, or would like to give us some feedback, do contact us.

Where can I buy your ready meals?

Our ready meals are stocked at selected Waitrose stores and in farm shops and delicatessens. See our ‘Stockists’ page for the latest information. You can also buy our spice blends at our online shop.


Are any of your chilled products suitable for vegetarians?

Yes. The Vegetable Korma, Aloo Methi and the Bagara Rice are all suitable for vegetarians. 


Are any of your blends suitable for vegetarians?

All of our blends are suitable for vegetarians. 


Are any of your ready meals gluten free?

We make no claims that our meals are gluten free. Only the Aloo Methi contains wheat whilst all other products are made using gluten free ingredients. Due to our busy production area we cannot guarantee/make no claim of our products being gluten free as allergens containing gluten are handled in the production facility. 


Are any of your ready meals dairy free?

Only the Dum ka Murg contains dairy.


Are any of your blends dairy free?

Yes all of our blends are dairy free however you require some dairy to produce to recipe. You can always substitute for a dairy free option. For more great recipes, please visit the recipe section on our website. 


Where do you get your ingredients from?

We work with a small number of trusted suppliers and source our ingredients locally, wherever possible, to ensure that the quality is consistently high. We use locally sourced fresh meat in our lamb and chicken curries. 


Can I freeze your ready meals?

Yes, our ready meals are suitable for home freezing. If you choose to freeze them, freeze on the day of purchase and consume within one month. Defrost thoroughly in the fridge before heating and use within 24 hours of defrosting. Once defrosted, do not refreeze them. Unlike brittle plastic, our paperboard tray packaging will not become brittle and shatter in the freezer.


Can I cook your ready meals in the microwave?

Yes, you can cook them in the microwave or in the oven. Full instructions are given on the packaging. Our recyclable paperboard trays are suitable for both the microwave and conventional ovens, enabling our meals to be heated up quickly, evenly and thoroughly.

We recommend that our Bagara Rice meal be reheated in a microwave for best results. 


How do I prepare your TOGETHER blends – the spice blend, naan blend, rice blend and pakora blend?

It is easy to prepare a meal using our TOGETHER blends. Full, clear instructions are given on each blend tin. For more great recipes, please visit the recipe section on our website. 


What should I mix your TOGETHER spice blend with?

Our spice blend is really versatile! It can be used with chicken, lamb, beef, seafood, vegetables, paneer or even boiled egg. We suggest you combine your spice blend dish with our pakora blend, naan blend and rice blend to create a tasty, easy-to-prepare meal for up to four people.


Is your packaging environmentally friendly?

We are really proud of our packaging. Our ready meals are packed in paperboard recyclable trays with a hot seal plastic film to ensure the products are protected and kept fresh. Freshness and shelf life are guaranteed, not by using additives but by using the best possible ingredients and optimal production methods. The packaging helps to reduce food waste.

The packaging used for the TOGETHER blends is an innovative, high-quality, easy-opening, recyclable can. Apart from the usual product information, the label on each blend tin gives clear, step-by-step instructions, recently described by a customer as ‘foolproof’.


                            

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Shortlisted for the Great British Food Awards 2019
Deliciously Yorkshire Taste Awards 2019