Indian food is a firm favourite in the UK, and most of us are big fans of a curry night at the end of a long week. The chances are you have a local Indian takeaway that you treat yourself to when you’re in the mood for a good curry but have you ever considered swapping the takeaway for Indian ready meals?
Hey Fresto! we have a wide range of Indian ready meals, which are just as tasty as your favourite takeaway. But the taste isn’t the only reason to choose a ready meal over take out. In this post, we are sharing our top 6 reasons to choose Indian ready meals over an Indian takeaway.
Can Indian Ready Meals Save You Money?
Takeaways are not a cheap option for dinner and are often considered a treat or an occasion. Switching to Indian ready meals can save you a huge amount of money, and you will still have a delicious curry with zero effort. An average Chicken Tikka Masala from a restaurant could set you back more than £9, whereas a Chicken Tikka Masala from Hey Fresto! is just 50% of that.
No Waiting Around For Deliveries
Ordering an Indian takeaway is a bit of a waiting game. Depending on where you live and where you order from, you could be waiting over an hour for your dinner to arrive at your door. With Indian ready meals, you can have them ready and waiting in your freezer, and they can be on your plate in less than 10 minutes. Our Lamb Dhansak can be cooked in the microwave in just 7 minutes, so you can enjoy your scrumptious curry as soon as you start feeling peckish!
You Know What You’re Eating
When you order from a takeaway, you never know precisely what you are going to get. You can’t be sure exactly what is being put into your curry, and every restaurant and takeaway will have a slightly different recipe. With Indian ready meals, you can see a full list of every ingredient, as well as allergy advice and nutritional information.
Are Indian Ready Meals A Healthier Option?
Whether you are watching your weight or not, there is no doubt that Indian ready meals are a healthier alternative to takeaways. Curries from a restaurant are often packed full of calorific butter and cream, whereas ready meals are flavourful without being too overindulgent. For example, our Goan Style Piri Piri Prawn Curry has just 303 calories per serving.
A More Sustainable Option
There is more focus on sustainability in food than ever before, and Indian ready meals are certainly better for the planet than takeaways. Firstly, ready meals use far less packaging than an Indian takeaway, which often pack their meals in plastic boxes, bags and more. Secondly, takeaways generally have more food miles than a ready meal, especially when you consider the additional miles used for every delivery their drivers make.
An Option For Everyone
If you are trying to order a takeaway for your family or a group of friends, finding something for everyone can be a struggle. If there is one picky eater or someone who isn’t keen on Indian, it often means your whole group has to choose a different cuisine. With ready meals, some of you can enjoy a curry, while others could dine on a tasty Mediterranean dish or some traditional British fayre.