Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make the food?

The process to make the food is quick and very simple.

1. Empty the contents in a cooking container.

2. Heat it for 5 minutes on a stove or in the microwave.

3. Your food is ready to eat.

Can I add meat to Tikka Masala Gravy?

All our products are vegetarian so you can add any meat you desire. If you would like to add chicken to the Tikka Masala Gravy simple pan fry some diced chicken and add it to the gravy.

Can I use a microwave to cook?

All our products can be cooked using a microwave as well. Please refer to the cooking instructions behind the box.

My food was grainy, should I cook it longer?

Packets with bigger chunks of food require some pre-soaking. Food that is pre-soaked for 10-15 minutes will regain its original texture.

What is the shelf life of the food?

India in a Box products have a shelf life of 6-9 months.

What is dehydrated food?

Dehydration is the process of removing water or moisture from a food product. Removing moisture from foods makes them smaller and lighter. Dehydrated foods are ideal for backpacking, hiking, and camping because they weigh much less than their non-dried counterparts and do not require refrigeration.

Why is dehydrated food better than other processed food?

Foods can be spoiled by food microorganisms or through enzymatic reactions within the food. Bacteria, yeast, and molds must have a sufficient amount of moisture around them to grow and cause spoilage. Reducing the moisture content of food prevents the growth of these spoilage-causing microorganisms and slows down enzymatic reactions that take place within food. Dehydrated food preserves 90% of the nutritional value of food compared to only 40% preserved in other processed food

How is the shelf life 6-9 months without any preservatives?

Our food is dehydrated, which means we remove the moisture content from the food before packaging it. Bacteria, yeast and molds require moisture to grow and cause spoilage, due to this reason our products have a shelf life of 6-9 months without the need of any preservatives.

Why are there only 5 products to choose from?

We are currently in the process of developing 3 more products. The cycle of perfecting the recipe, getting the food tested to meet our nutritional standards and then getting it into production is a long process. At India in a Box we are committed to providing our customers with healthy, authentic and nutritional meals.

How long does shipping take?

We try our best to send out orders within 48 hours from the time the order was placed online.

Orders in Boston are usually delivered in 1 business day.

Out of state orders usually take between 2-3 business days to be delivered after being shipped.

Is the naan dehydrated too?

The naan is not dehydrated, in fact it is baked with no preservatives or additives.

The naan can be kept on the counter but please consume it within 7 days of it leaving our warehouse. If needed the naan can be frozen for up to 6 months (freezing does not affect the freshness, taste or quality of the naan).