Frequently asked questions
Let's clear your all doubts
What are Dehydrated Meals ?
Dehydrated meals are pre-cooked meals that are stored and re-hydrated whenever you want to eat
Are dehydrated food natural ?
Whether it's your own home cooked food or the food cooked by us, Dehydrated food is fully 100% natural and does not contain any preservatives or any additives.
Do we add any preservatives or chemicals while dehydrating your foods?
No, we don’t add or use any preservatives or chemicals for dehydration of your foods, we aim to use clean and safety methods for drying process at room temperature.
What is the shelf life of dehydrated foods?
For Instant Meals its 6 months .
For Express meals its 4 months.
Can Rotis, Parathas, Theplas and Pickles be dehydrated?
Rotis, Parathas, Theplas and Pickles can only be vacuum packed.
Can Sweets be dehydrated or vacuum packed?
Only certain type of sweets can be dehydrated or vacuum packed. Please enquire with us.
Do we need to prepare food differently for dehydration?
Yes, certain food need little different preparation for the best results. Please enquire with us.
How important is the way the food is delivered to the facility?
It is very important
1. Food should be prepared & deliver on the same day,
2. Food should be contained in steel vassel,
3. The food containers should be properly marked, 4
Remember - Fresher the food better the outcome
Can the food be prepare a night before and store in refrigerator and send to the facility for dehydration the next day?
No. The food should be prepare on the same day and send to the facility as soon as possible. The fresher the food, the better the outcome.
How long is the process of dehydration of food ?
For Instant meals it takes 4 days,
For Express meals it takes 3 days
What about the instructions ?
On every packet we provide instructions about how much water to be added, time to simmer and the way to rehydrate the food item
How accurate are the instructions to rehydrate the food ?
We try to provide as accurate instructions as possible but sometimes it may differ a little due to the local water type
How long is the process of vacuum packing? What all can be vacuum packed ?
The process done on same day. Parathas, Theplas, Rotis, Pickles & certain types of sweets can be vacuum packed.
In what sizes is dehydrated food available ?
For our Ready to Eat packets its one person one meal packets. For customers own food we have 3 sizes.
1. Small packets -Single meal for 1 person,
2. Medium size packets for 2-3 people,
3. Large size packets for 4-5 people.
What is vacuum packing or vacuum sealing?
Vacuum Packing is a method used for food preservation, while packing or sealing food the air is sucked out from the packets so that no air remains in the sealed or packed packets, after this process one can make sure that the packed foods will remain fresh and tasty for few more months, the shelf life may vary depends on type of foods.
What is the difference between Instant Meals and Express Meals
1. Instant Meals - just need to add hot boiling water, cover for 2 minutes, its ready to eat - just like Cuppa Noodles, Express Meals - Needs to be simmer on gas, microwave, etc for given time - like Maggie,
2 Instant Meals retains almost 98% of nutrients, Express Meals retains almost 90% of nutrients.
3. Instant Meals lasts for 6 months, Express Meals lasts for 4 months.
4. Instant Meals - Colour, taste and texture are almost 98% retained, Express Meals - Colour sometimes changes.
5. In Instant Meals - almost all the items can be done, Express Meals some items cannot be done.
What is the Shelf life of Vacuum Packed Food ?
It depends of kind of food. Generally last 20 - 30 days.
How do I contact Preeti's Kitchen?
Just call on the numbers given below at the end of the page or use our contact page to send us your queries or requirement.
We are not in Delhi. How to send packets to our children studying abroad on a regular basis?
Just call us . We can guide you & also can make arrangements to deliver to any location in the world.
I am finding Chole/Rajma is little hard in instent food, What to do?
No Problems, Just need to add little more water and simmer on low flame for 2-3 mins.