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The package from My Local Indian contains fresh frozen food products, handmade in the kitchen of My Local Indian. You should have received the food containers, frozen and in good condition.
All items should be transferred from the courier box into the freezer as soon as you receive the delivery. All our food items are fully cooked and just need reheating before eating.
The microwave timing required can vary significantly depending on the make, age and power rating of your microwave and also on the dish temperature and the type of plate on which the container is placed. The duration we have provided is based on our test results with different makes of microwaves. We have provided the shortest timings to avoid overcooking. But in your microwave, you may have to increase the duration, sometimes up to few extra minutes.
Please note: The timings mentioned are when heated from frozen. If items are already thawed (partially or fully), reheating time should be less.
Best heated up under a grill. Place the items 12 – 15 cm from grilling element (Usually second rack from top). The following times are from frozen. If you thaw the dish beforehand, heating time can be reduced significantly (usually a third of the time for frozen)
10 minutes under grill. Turn half way and serve hot. Microwaving can dry up this dish quickly.
15 minutes under grill. Turn half way and serve hot. Microwaving not advised as the dish will end up soggy and fragile.
15 minutes under grill. Turn half way and serve hot. Gentle heating in microwave also good, best after allowing to thaw first.
Can be microwaved, making sure it is not overheated.
Please follow the instructions on the rear side of the sleeve. You may need to heat for another minute or two in microwave. A typical 640g container takes 6- 7 minutes in 850W microwave to thaw completely, so that you can gently stir it before heating it up for further 2-3 minutes. The heating time for a 320g container is about half of the above.
If you have multiple dishes to warm up, consider using a conventional oven, so that you can get all of them ready at the same time. Our curries can all be warmed up in oven. Our containers (except any rare plastic ones) and the lidding film (after piercing) are compatible with conventional ovens. We advise using 190 0 C temperature. From fully frozen, 40 minutes is usually sufficient for double portion containers (640g). You may find some sauce at the edges getting charred which is normal. But the rest of the curry should be just fine. For a 320g container, about 35 minutes is usually enough.
Alternatively, the curries can be allowed to thaw and heated in a pan, stirring on a regular basis until piping hot.
Microwaving and oven heating can be used.
Rice is best heated by microwaving. Using a conventional oven can dry out rice quickly.
Grill for 4 minutes turn over and heat for another 1 minute. (Please note, nan can turn dry if overheated)
Another good option for nan is to heat each side for 2-3 minutes in a medium hot pan. Sprinkling few drops of water on either side and keeping the pan covered and adjusting heating time could give excellent results; almost like freshly made nan.
Microwaving is usually good.
Defrost in a fridge for several hours prior to eating. Gulab Jamun and Pazham pori can be gently warmed. Mysore Pak is best eaten at room temperature.
As it is a very thick parcel, we recommend defrosting it in a fridge for several hours before heating. We do not have a single recommended technique for heating, although steaming and microwaving (after removal of vacuum seal) could be tried.
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