Gits-Ready to Eat Meals

By Harshada




I was never a fan of ready to eat packed meals. With restaurants around and a fairly good cook myself, I saw no reason to rely upon precooked and packed foods. I admit, I still fancy the frozen foods, like parathas, nuggets, and instant mixes, especially, for the recipes that I normally don’t get right with the available ingredients at home, or for some nasty shortcuts, such as breakfast. Gits was a name that even my mother relied upon, whenever she made gulab jamuns for guests. Being a daughter, and having seen its reliability over the years, it was natural for me to trust the same brand. Gits came to rescue, when as a new bride I had to make a mithai for guests.My gulab jamuns are still a talk of town ( now they know my secret) It came handy on those busy mornings, with the instant Khaman Dhokla mix, or the Instant Idli Mix. And a step ahead, I ventured into making Jaelbi’s at home using their squeezy ketchup like bottle. A sceptical me was surprised, when those crisp Jalebis were wiped off the plates with “Tareefon ke Pool” from my In Laws!The Basundi and Rabri mixes made a perfect shortcut on festivities, when there was no time to endlessly boil the milk.  Gits really was a virtual maid in my kitchen making my work easy.

So when I was asked to review their range of “Ready Meals”, I decided to set my reservations aside and try them out. Besides, Gits advertised, they do not use any preservatives in their ready meals, and that really trigerred my interest.

With an opportunity courtesy FBAI, I received my first sample, neatly packed in an attractive gift box, containing a pack each of Dal Makhani and Veg. Biryani with 2 servings.

A courteous letter from Gits, requesting to sample and review their products , clearly conveyed their commitment towards providing quality products to their customer base, as well as understanding the customer needs and trying to deliver them.

Last weekend, our plan to eat out was washed out due to heavy downpour, and since we do not get restaurant home deliveries in my area, I thanked heavens for the Gits Samples! Parathas roasted and set aside, it was time to open the ready Dal Makhani . Professionally packed in a leak proof package, the familiar smoky spicy aroma hit instantly when the Dal was poured in the bowl. With a little oil floating over, the dal looked perfect! The taste was authentic , gave almost a Dhaba like taste and feel, although the Dal was a bit too thick especially for the yellow dal eating Maharashtrians like us.( I restrained the homemaker in me to add water to dilute the dal.) It went perfectly with crisp Parathas. The Biryani was flavourful, the rice aromatic and fluffy. I found the quantity little short for 2 servings as mentioned on the pack.

Gits , true to its promise and tradition, provided a quality meal at an affordable price. I must say, with the cost of vegetables, pulses and restaurant menu sky rocketing, Gits ready meals shall surely provide a tasty respite.

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Author Sonali sonali@namakshamak.com

Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.

Author Harshada harshada@namakshamak.com

I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.

I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.

Happy Cooking!

About Harshada:

Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.

Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.

Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.

She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.

 

 

 

 







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