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The perks of a Home Cooked Meal!

Pune, a hub for Students & Engineers naturally attracts food businesses. After all – ‘paapi pet ka sawaal hai’! But, how many of us are really happy with the food that we eat every day?

Eating out in restaurants is a treat for many families, but the youth today prefers ordering over stirring their own curries. Badly cooked meals at offices, canteens or by maids leave one with nothing but a big hole in their pockets. It is then when we start longing for ‘Ghar ka Khaana’ in Pune.

Home cooked meals have added advantages over restaurant quality food in Pune. I bet you would agree about it, but here are reasons which will explicitly prove our point.

#1 Nutrition –
What is the best source for Proteins, Carbs & Fats? Obviously the food that you consume! Restaurant and commercial foods are notoriously high in fat, salt & sugar! Did you know a shocking fact – A child who eats a McDonald’s Happy Meal  has already consumed 90% trans fat allowed for the whole DAY!
These choices are absolutely fine for occasional indulgence but if you are having this everyday, you’re in for some bad health ahead!

Anju Khengat.jpegDelicious and Nutritious can go hand-in-hand!

#2 Food Allergies and Sensitivities –
Do you have Gluten intolerance, allergies, or gastritis due to consumption of stale food?Best of luck getting things customized at a restaurant! Home Chefs on the other hand are happy to customize orders just the way you like it, honey! ;)

Interestingly, at MealTango you can talk directly to the Home Chefs, so the food is made just to your liking. Take a look at the profile of a popular chef as an example.

#3 Food Safety –
Don’t always bother to check the use by dates, or always confused while picking up vegetables? You don’t have to worry, the food that you get delivered by our Home Chefs, is consistent with quality and is stored and treated the way it should be! In fact, chefs at MealTango are provided training from Australia’s Department of Health and Human Services, in how to handle and store food.

Ritu profile.jpgOur HomeChef Ritu, preparing a special Barbecue Dinner!

 So fellas, the next time you are contemplating a Healthy, Customized and Personalized option – You don’t have to worry! Close your eyes and nourish the winning benefits of a Home-Cooked Meal by our Home Chefs! Over and out to Healthy Living! :)

You can see options for chefs in Pune here!

Bon Appetit!

pune banner shortened.jpgMealTango is a food company that specializes in providing preservative free, freshly made food that’s delicious to eat and delivered to your door. Visit MealTango.com/Pune for more!

Who is Vivek Kothakonda? Meet Pune’s Best Chef, Second Runner Up!

So the news is out and MealTango has announced Pune’s Best Chef! With over 40 participants, 350+ Shares and 37K+ Views, foodies across Pune have finalized the winners of the contest!

Among the 40+ contestants, there were many special ones! One of them is Vivek Kothakonda, our Second Runner Up who got the maximum number of votes!

On our journey to Mumbai from Pune, we got a chance to get up close and personal with our fellow winners. Here are some excerpts from our conversations with them -

pbc5.jpgMealTango’s Best Chef Contestant: Vivek Kothakonda

MealTango: “How did you develop such a strong passion for cooking?”
Vivek: “As a kid, I grew tasting my Mom’s utterly delicious and innovative recipes. I used to sit on kitchen platform chatting with her and observing her cooking style. This stirred an interest in me and I grabbed the opportunity to cook for my dad each time my mom was traveling. The real battle was when I moved out of my home. A bachelor for 6 years! Imagine what all I had to do for survival! That is when all those experimentations began and so did my passion for cooking! It is correctly said that Necessity is the mother of all Invention! “

MealTango: “That is interesting! So what do you love to cook the most?”
Vivek: “I specialize in South Indian, North Indian and Chinese Cuisines. I am much known for my Veg Dum biryani among friends and family members. Other dishes which are mostly liked are Poori with Aloo Bhaji, Mirchi Bhajia, Double ka Meeta sweet and Carrot Milk made my me.”

MealTango: “Mmmm…My mouth is already watering, Vivek! So a quick question – Do you see yourself becoming a HomeChef?”
Vivek: “Definitely! It’s time for Pune to taste the real South Indian hidden delicacies.”

MealTango: “We are waiting! What would you say about Pune’s Best Chef?
Vivek: “Pune’s Best Chef Contest is a good initiative by Meal Tango which can bring recognition,motivation to hidden talents. This year I am one of those lucky do-nuts!”

MealTango: “One moment that you would cherish for life?”
Vivek: “I would cherish this moment of being one of the winners of the contest held by MealTango! Reason being that I have won many medals and prizes in various competitions as a student or as an employee. But, this award is going to be my very first award in the field where my heart and passion is! It has its own place!”

MealTango: “Couldn’t agree more. So Vivek, what is your mantra for Life?”
Vivek: “It’s simple – Live happily! Help the needy!
As my contribution to the society, I donate homemade food to the street kids whenever possible. It is quite painful that even today there are so many children who sleep with empty stomach. It is my humble request to everyone to not waste food. Rather, pack it and feed the ones who really need it!”

Divija,his wife, terms his food as ‘SCRUMPTIOUS! IRRESISTIBLE! LUSCIOUS!’ Vivek, a project lead working with an IT giant specializes in Indian and Chinese cuisines and makes sure that all his dishes have the perfect appearance, texture and taste! Vivek soon wishes to transform his passion for cooking into a full-fledged profession!

MealTango wishes Vivek all the luck with his future ventures!

Contact Vivek on: Facebook- Vivek K Venkata

Valentine jitters? Not any more!

With Valentines around the corner, the pressure is all on you to plan the Perfect Valentine! It surely can get stressful!  We completely understand this and would want to help you plan a ‘Zara Hatke’ unique and a memorable Valentine experience!

With MealTango and our Chefs, you can skip the crowded restaurants and enjoy a perfect meal at home with your near & dear ones. A simple, romantic & unforgettable time is what we guarantee and this comes along only with Fantastic Food!

Here are 5 Brilliant Ideas to make your Valentines, the best one so far, (and hey, without any extra efforts). Sounds fun? Read on….

1. Set the Theme -
You just have to decide what you want to set the Mood as? A hearty Gnocchi in Alfredo-Pesto Sauce or some Desi Chinese to lick em off the container?

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Set the Theme! Choose from a variety at MealTango

2. Set the Table -
Once you have decided what you want to be devouring for the night, order few Dessert Jars (either strawberry, tiramisu, oreo nutella or chocolate flavoured). Lay the jars on the table, light a few candles and get out your crockery!

Home Chef Ajinder Marwahs Dessert Jars!

3. Place an Order-
Log on to MealTango and order from a range of variety of dishes to complement your theme! Lasagne with garlic bread, Butter Chicken, Pot Rice, Pizza or Calzone Muffins, Prawn Pulav & Fish pakoda, Baked Vegetables or just some delicious Stuffed Chicken Parmesan, we have it all listed!

pasta and spinach buns

A hearty Italian treat by our Home Chef Anju Bajaj

4. Wait! You forgot something! -
All is well that ends well, right? So why did you not select any desserts from our menu? We’ve got a smooth Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Chocolate pots de Creme, Couer A la Creme, Mousse with mirror glaze, strawberry pavlova, or just the classic Chocolate Truffle to choose from! You have to really make it special, right? :)

5. The Last step -
You have been a great planner so far! Now the last few things -
- Do not tell anyone and keep it a secret!
- Dim the lights and click a picture of the table once you set it!
- Enjoy the heart-warming meal!
- Send us a picture too! :)
- You’re a winner because you have this Valentine’s memory etched for a Lifetime! <3

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Celebrate the Month of Love!

Got some more ideas? Share with us at concierge@mealtango.com

Till then,
Happy Valentine’s & may cupid be with us forever!