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Cooking a nutritious meal daily can be difficult as preparing Indian meals usually takes a long time and is often impossible for office goers. This is why packed, Ready-to-Eat meals are becoming hugely popular in cities. They are also known as RTE Foods.

Travellers and bachelors can also benefit from ready-to-eat foods. And if you want to eat your native cuisine in a foreign country, then these are surely for you. RTE Food requires little preparation before consumption. So, to satisfy your Indian palate craving, here is a list of some Ready-To-Eat brands in India and their products.

1.   The Taste Company – TTC

It is a Hyderabad-based company, established by Raju Vanapala. The Taste Company or as we call it TTC is an Instant Food Brand that is cooked with home-style recipes taken up by a Notch. In simple words, it prepares Ready to Eat meals which have already been cooked and can be consumed by just adding hot water with no further preparation required. The brand offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals in the RTE segments. 

The food is produced with the help of state art infrastructure and technology which involves a freeze-drying process which is ultra-hygienic and ensures the retention of original nutrients, tenderness, flavour, aroma and texture. The Taste Company comes with a minimum of 6 months shelf-life under normal room temperature. Its products are:

  • Dal Khichdi
  • Sambar Rice
  • Bisibelebath
  • Special Veg Rice
  • Pongal (Khichdi)
  • Semiya Upma
  • Exotic Prawn Rice
  • Oats Upma
  • Dal Makhani Rice
  • Kaju Chicken Curry Rice
  • Palak Chicken Rice

2. Kohinoor Xpress Eats

McCormick Indian has a subsidiary called Kohinoor Speciality Foods India Pvt. It is a food brand that has been around for over four decades offering reliability to consumers. Kohinoor Speciality Foods India Private Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of McCormick & Co, a global leader in Herbs & Spices. ‘Kohinoor’ is one of the leading food brands in India and is popularly known for its finest quality Basmati Rice. 

Categories such as Spices, Biryani Kits, ready-to-eat, entree dishes, and microwavable basmati rice under the Kohinoor brand spread the aroma of happiness pan India. Its products are:

  • Choley Masala
  • Dal Makhani
  • Dal Tadka
  • Brown Jeera Rice
  • Palak Paneer
  • Rajma Masala
  • Zafrani Masala

3. MTR

If you think ready-made food was invented in the 20th century, you are mistaken. It was introduced during the time of emergency in the 1970s, since a food control act was introduced, which meant that food must be sold at lower prices. That’s when MTR emerged.

MTR is a well-known brand since 1924. The company started as a Tiffin company based in Bangalore and today it’s one of the most trusted instant food brands. MTR was initially a chain of quality restaurants which made it very difficult for them to cope with the expense. As they say – “The best businesses germ out in the need of the hour.” 

An idea that germed during a difficult time, made our lives so much easier. They have developed and improved their brand, and a recent innovation is 3-minute recipes, which just require hot water.

MTR also diversified their work and entered the instant food business,  the following year. Their instant food included various food items across the country such as:

  • Idli Batter
  • Dosa Batter
  • Poha
  • Dal Oats
  • Khatta Meetha Poha
  • Seviyan Upma
  • Lemon Rice
  • Masala Upma

4. Gits

Gits Food Products Pvt Ltd is a Mumbai-based company. Its products are available in every well-known retail outlet in India. It is well known for its homemade gulab jamuns and also cooking mix with the perfect balance of ingredients. It began in 1970 with ready-mixed products introduced by two journalists who wanted the solve the problem of food. So, they introduced ready-made soup, which was mistaken to be tomato soup and not appreciated by customers. 

The better analysis and years of hard work resulted in ready-to-cook food items like gulab jamuns, idli, dosa etc. It also offers:

  • Veg Biryani
  • Dal Makhani
  • Paneer Tikka Masala
  • Pau Bhaji
  • Rajma Masala
  • Paneer Makhni
  • Palak Paneer
  • Matar Paneer
  • Methi Matar
  • Masala Rice
  • Veg Pulao
  • Dal Tadka

5. Prasuma

This is a brand which changed the game for gourmet meat. This is definitely for all the non-veg lovers, for whom quality matters the most and the local store’s products weren’t very promising. Prasuma brand ensured quality was their main focus with no preservatives. They have so many items, such as kebabs, momos, spicy chicken, normal chicken, salty and smoked in their bucket. These packed foods are just a minute away from melting into your mouth. All you need to do is follow the direction given and microwave the same.

  • Sambhar
  • Dal Makhni
  • Chicken Momos
  • Spicy Momos

6. Sumeru

This is the go-to website for all people, either vegetarians or non-vegetarians. They include parathas with onion, jeera, and vegetable stuffing. Sumeru also offers seafood on the go. 

The Five Senses range offers sausages, seafood, cold meats as well as RTE options like Fish and Chips. 

  • Atta Paratha
  • Malabar Paratha
  • Methi Paratha
  • Aloo Paratha
  • Flaky Paratha
  • Green Peas
  • Sweet Corn

7. Priya Foods

This is a Hyderabadi masala and pickle brand, which belongs to the Ramoji group. The brand launched its RTE line in 2005 with a range of curries spanning both North and South India.

This brand has also introduced food like biryani, Andhra veg and dal.

  • Andhra Veg Pulav
  • Mango Dal
  • Tomato Rice
  • Sambhar Rice
  • Paneer Butter Masala
  • Palak Paneer
  • Pongal
  • Gongura Dal

8. Maggi

Maggi is a global brand of quick soups, spices, and noodles that began in Switzerland in the late 1800s. Julius Maggi founded this Swiss brand in 1884, and Nestlé purchased the Maggi business in 1947. Maggi has long been a favourite of Indian households. When it comes to ready meals in India, the brand has managed to stay at the top of the list. Everyone adores Maggi noodles, and no other noodle brand comes close to Maggi in terms of market share.

  • 2 Minutes Noodles
  • Special Masala Noodles
  • Veggie Masala Noodles
  • Chicken Noodles
  • Oats Masala Noodles
  • Spinach Aata Noodles
  • Hot Heads Noodles

Go to their website, pick as per your mood and enjoy watching your favourite show!

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