Curry Box

117 customer reviews


A selection of 8 traditional dishes including pulao and breads from Aktar Islam. Each fortnight Aktar develops a unique menu, depending on produce available as quality is the key. The template stays the same with a selection of curries from across all of India and menus are published fortnightly.

We don’t use any of the artificial additives, flavourings, colours that are normally associated with mainstream curry restaurants and takeaways as all of our recipes are based around traditional home cooking, this also means that we don’t use the large amounts of oil and ghee that is part of the commercial curry house process.

Offering value is important to us. A curry box is enough for a very generous banquet for four, several meals for two, or a whole week of dinners for one. Each curry tends to be portioned between 500g and 600g, each box contains several meals and designed to be eaten over several sittings. The boxes are very generous and everything is suitable  for freezing so you can enjoy them at your choosing.

Demand for our Weekly Curry Boxes has been amazing and we often find that we sadly are selling out on the weekend prior to the delivery. Luckily, you can now also order for further weeks in advance by selecting your delivery or collection date to avoid disappointment.

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In The Box

Contents of our box varies weekly

Week 45 & Week 46
For Delivery & Collection: November 11th & November 18th


The original version from Chennai, formally known as Madras. Chicken simmered in a fiery coconut milk sauce, spiced with peppercorn, sundries chilli and soured with tamarind


Classic Kashmiri style curry, mutton simmered slowly in a velvety smooth sauce spiced with kashmiri chilli and aromatic spices


Brisket simmered in a coconut milk and tamarind sauce spiced with, keralan long pepper, Kashmiri chilli and tempered with curry leaves and black mustard seeds


Creamy buttery chicken dish from Delhi with tomato flavoured with green cardamom, kasoori methi, mace, cloves, cinnamon and deli mirch.


Quorn chunks cooked with bell peppers and shallots finished with roasted, corriander seeds, cumin and chilli flakes


Yellow lentils spiced with cumin temepered with garlic, roasted chilli and curry leaves


Roasted new potatoes simmered in a rich roasted shallot and tomato style bhuna sauce


Butternut squash cooked in a sweet and spicy sauce with tamarind and sundried chilli



Aged basmati rice cooked with fragrant aromats.


Unleavened flatbread cooked.

Week 47 & Week 48
For Delivery: November 25th and December 2nd


Chicken cooked with bell peppers and onion simmered in a roasted tomato and shallots sauce finished with corriander and pickling oil


Mutton simmered in a mild aromatic classic korma style sauce finished with fenugreek and whipped yoghurt


Classic vindaloo; 8 hour slow braised brisket simmered in a roasted chilli, cinnamon, peppercorn sauce soured with Goan todi vinegar


Tandoori chicken simmered in a smooth aromatic buttery tomato sauce, finished with local honey and ground fenugreek


Yellow lentils spiced with cumin temepered with garlic, roasted chilli and curry leaves


North Indian Kidney Bean curry with onion and tomato sauce base and coriander, cumin, cardamom. Finished with dried fenugreek and fresh coriander


Chick pea simmered in a south Indian keralan coconut milk curry spiced with Aamchoor, chilli and ground coriander


Roasted new potatoes simmered in a rich roasted shallot and tomato style bhuna sauce



Aged basmati rice cooked with fragrant aromats.


Unleavened flatbread cooked.

Week 49 & Week 50
For Delivery: December 9th & December 16th


Chicken simmered in a rich onion and tomato bhuna sauce with black cardemom, bay leaves and cassia bark


Minced mutton and peas cooked with mint, corriander and roasted chilli sauce, a truly traditional hyderabadi gem


North Indian style beef korma, beef shin simmered in a bone marrow and caramelised onion sauce scented with green cardemom


Tandoori chicken simmered in a smooth aromatic buttery tomato sauce, finished with local honey and ground fenugreek


North Indian style tandoori paneer in a smooth aromatic buttery tomato sauce, finished with local honey and ground fenugreek


Punjabi style roasted cauliflower and green pea cooked in a tomato and caramelised onion curry


Roasted new potatoes simmered in a rich roasted shallot and tomato style bhuna sauce


Yellow lentils spiced with cumin temepered with garlic, roasted chilli and curry leaves



Aged basmati rice cooked with fragrant aromats.


Unleavened flatbread cooked.


  • Nationwide delivery – your box will be shipped to you on Wednesday with the special food-safe overnight delivery to be received on Thursday by 6pm. Deliveries are managed by DPD, you will be contacted by them with tracking information. All boxes are packaged securely with wool cool insulating sleeves and ice packs to be safe for an overnight or 2 night transit max, on the rare occasion of courier delays. At which point, we recommend moving into the fridge on arrival. Detailed delivery information

Reheating Instructions

  • Most curries are prepared to be reheated quickly in a pan ready to serve. Some dishes may require reheating in the oven but at most, we expect nothing longer than 20 minutes for any part of these curry dishes.
  • Occasionally we release special menus that will require more time for cooking as you will be dealing with raw produce.
  • All pre-cooked curries are suitable for freezing and they reheat amazingly well.


  • None of the dishes are suitable for any onion, garlic or tomato allergies.
  • Dishes containing gluten (G), nuts (N), dairy (D) or suitable for vegetarians (V) are marked on the menu.
  • We are unable to alter or swap dishes for dietary requirements but hope the selection would be sufficient for all. As our menus & recipes are confirmed closer to the date depending on availability we may not always be able to guarantee allergens until the week of production. Please check this page a week before to see what menu you will be receiving, the menu is also published on the @aktarathome Instagram feed.


Please note that items on the menu can change due to supplier issues and availability. Visit the website for up do date information on the weeks upcoming menu.


We feel it necessary, unfortunately, to remind our guests that we still remain a small independent business in Birmingham and communication with us is sadly limited to e-mail via We do strive to reply to all e-mails as quickly as we can but we feel it prudent to note that we do not outsource any of our production to larger companies and insist on cooking and preparing ourselves so as to maintain the quality of our dishes. As a result, we may not be able to immediately respond and note that during service hours our team are held within a restaurant service but strive to reply after our last guests have left.

Additional information

Delivery/Collection Date

Jan 7/8 WK 1, Jan 14/15 WK 2, Jan 21/22 WK 3, Jan 29 WK 4, Feb 5 WK 5, Feb 11 WK 6, Feb 18 WK 7, Feb 25 Wk 8, Mar 4 Wk 9, Mar 11 WK 10, Mar 18 WK 11, Mar 25 WK 12, Apr 1 WK 13, Apr 8 WK 14, Apr 15 WK 15, Apr 22 WK 16, Apr 29 WK 17, May 6 WK 18, May 13 WK 19, May 20 WK 20, May 27 WK 21, Jun 3 WK 22, Jun 10 WK 23, Jun 17 WK 24, Jun 24 WK 25, Jul 1 WK 26, Jul 8 WK 27, Jul 15 WK 28, Jul 22 WK 29, Jul 30 WK 30, Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sep 2, Sep 9, Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16, Dec 23, Dec 30

117 reviews for Curry Box

  1. Deborah Crean

    We live in Manchester but had the curry box delivered to us without a problem. Good very carefully packaged and insulated to maintain freshness. 4 of us sat down to an amazing feast on Saturday evening with enough left overs for lunch the following day. Cannot recommend this delicious food highly enough. Fresh, full of flavour and great value for money. Excellent!

  2. Charlotte Harpur

    We are about to receive our fourth curry box on 23 October and we cannot wait!
    Packaging is perfect and we’ve received the box with everything chilled (we live in London) – instructions are clear and concise and the selection of food is to die for!
    It is an extremely generous amount of food and generally feeds 2 of us for about 5 meals (and we eat a lot!). I love that you just get what you’re given as well as it opens your eyes to dishes you may not have thought to try before. Did I mention it is extremely good value too!?! An amazing Michelin Starred chef, feeding you at home for 5 meals for £75 (inc delivery)…. A TOTAL TREAT! We cannot wait to visit your restaurant in the near future! Thank you!

  3. Mayassa Reip

    So far ordered 5 boxes and sent some to family and everyone raves about it. Everything is well explained and instructions easy to follow. Food is delicious and caters for meat eaters and vegetarian as well as people who prefer lightly spiced and those who prefer hotter options. It actually caters for 8 as portions are very generous. Have recommended to friends who have ordered and recommended to others. Fab!

  4. Peter Miller

    Absolutely delicious, and very good value. We have some of it every Saturday night and it lasts 4-5 weeks between 2 of us. So handy for us to pick up in the middle of Birmingham.

  5. Illona Kell (verified owner)

    We ordered a delivery a couple of weeks ago and have been astounded by the quality and quality of food. We froze a lot of the food and with the addition of a little extra rice and naan we’ve managed to get 7 hearty meals for 2 people from the box, all absolutely delicious. We will definitely be ordering again and we have recommended it to lots of people.

  6. Elizabeth shepherd (verified owner)

    Ordered our box and it waiting for us on Friday morning. Wow ! Such amazing value for money. This will feed me and my better half for a month. The leg of lamb was everything I had hoped for and more. Every element was spot on. Didn’t disappoint. I urge you just to order and try !!!

  7. david

    We live in Glasgow and had the curry box delivered. Cool box worked very efficiently, we weren’t in and arrived an hour or so after the box was delivered. Everything in the box still very cold. Food is amazing, absolutely stunning flavours

  8. Steve Johnston

    This food is excellent. Excellent value but, more importantly, the quality has no equal. We live near Bath and have used The Mint Rooms but I believe this is better. I also love the variety.
    Well done to you and your team.

  9. Robin M

    Highly recommended for a treat! Menu was superb and great to be able to try range of different dishes. We’re on our 4th meal for the 2 of us and still going strong so think would easy feed 5/6 big eaters if you’re looking to crack through as a banquet! Will deffo be ordering again and perfect present for any curry fan. 💪👍

  10. Deepak (verified owner)

    Wonderful food! Great variety of taste. Took organising to prepare/reheat the different dishes but well worth the effort. The preparation instructions were clear. The box is meant for four people, it did the four of us two meals and still some left over. We chose to prepare only some of the dishes the first time around and saved the others for the next day meal. I’ve grown up with Indian food and this was right up there with the best. For the quality and quantity, great value.

  11. Gemma Hawkesford (verified owner)

    My husband and I had the Great British Menu #2 at the start of Lockdown #2 and it was amazing. The whole leg of lamb was sensational and the side dishes were excellent. I think to date we have made 3 meals out of the curry box, with still more in the freezer to indulge on. Pick up was very easy for Birmingham residents. Certainly satisfied my Opheem cravings during Lockdown when we weren’t able to visit.

  12. Patsy (verified owner)

    I received my curry box yesterday. Wow, what a feast! Easily enough food for a banquet for 6-8 people (there’s only 2of us). The meal was absolutely amazing. A huge leg of lamb included, we’ll be having leftovers all week.
    My order had somehow been doubled, so I got actually received 2 boxes by mistake. When I contacted Aktar at home I was told “our mistake, keep the box” Extremely generous of them! Thankfully everything will freeze. Thank you so much. I will be trying the meat box next-when I have room in the freezer!

  13. Heff (verified owner)

    We have just enjoyed our first curry box which arrived still chilled and beautifully packaged, making for easy storage with no leaks. We were blown away by the sheer quantity of food – we are 4 big eaters but could only manage half of it on the first sitting so still have another feast to look forward to. The leg of lamb was huge, very lean and unbelievably tender. Everything else was full of flavour but the spicing is quite hot so please take note if you prefer milder dishes. We are now looking forward to our second box next month……

  14. Emma Cole

    Simply gorgeous food….takes you out of your comfort zone…. I’ve ordered lots of boxes a few times now for my company and I’ve received amazing service from start to finish. Well done!

  15. Sue Perry (verified owner)

    I was lucky enough to have the GBM box last week, its was amazing.
    I was really impressed with the use of woolcool insulating packaging, a really great nod to farming and sustainability. The box arrived as informed.
    The leg of lamb was generous and melted in the mouth with a great mix of smoke and spice. The sides were an impressive supporting cast! I particularly loved the spinach, sweetcorn and mustard leaves. The sheermal bread was an interesting and delicious change.
    There was plenty of food and some lovely leftovers to share.
    I would highly reccomend.

  16. Shaune Richardson

    Wow. Brilliant. There was enough delicious food to feed loads of people. It was all delicious and half is in the freezer for another day. Excellent service all round. We don’t have any good curry restaurants in our part of Cornwall so this was a real bonus. Will order again.

  17. Jay Lewington (verified owner)

    Delivered on time to Cardiff, well packaged and still cold!! The curries are the best we have ever had, and so easy to prepare. Second order already placed. I just hope they keep on doing this when COVID is all over.

  18. Vicky Johnson (verified owner)

    Amazing food, I have never liked cauliflower but had seconds of all of the dishes. The lamb was incredible though we cooked it for slightly longer than recommended and the vegetable dishes were simply delicious. I am coeliac so didn’t eat the breads but my daughter said the bread was the best she’d tasted. I had all the rice instead and that was beautifully flavoured. Definitely trying this again!

  19. Pamela

    Husband ordered this box for Christmas Eve and even though I questioned the prize when he ordered it, I can honestly say it’s well worth it. The flavours blow your taste buds. It’s fed 3 of us tonight and there’s loads left for at least 2 more meals for the 3 of us left. One of the meals the mutton dishes wasn’t delivered saying they struggled getting the ingredients and they only refunded us back £6.00! That doesn’t weigh up saying the box was £85! Will be getting back to them regarding this.
    But can’t knock the food we have tasted and I’m looking forward tasting more meals from these.

  20. Pamela

    Would recommend

  21. Sally

    Amazing curry we had for a Christmas celebration with our son, daughter and boyfriend so for 5 hungry adults. So much food and we are looking forward to eating leftovers tomorrow. Would definitely order again ! We live in Surrey and can’t wait to visit the restaurant when we can in Birmingham.

  22. Stuart Robinson (verified owner)

    Thanks for all this lovely food! The Opheem team have absolutely knocked it out of the park. As a couple, we’ve had 5 meals each, so far, with a some additional rice added. We have a couple more meals worth of food left. EVERY single dish we’ve had has been knockout. Can’t recommend enough

  23. Elaine Sansom (verified owner)

    We ordered the curry box to have as our Christmas lunch in Sussex. The generous sized dishes are amazing – the best thing we have eaten all 2020! Thank you Akta and all at Opheem for making it possible to eat such incredible food at home. We would love to visit the restaurant – but in the meantime, we look forward to more home deliveries in 2021.

  24. Carolyn Ernest (verified owner)

    I ordered the curry box for delivery 23rd December. I was notified that one of the dishes was unavailable. This was no problem as there was plenty of food and a credit was processed very promptly. All the food was delicious, the portions very generous and overall fantastic value. I did, however, have an issue with the packaging. The food arrived in an insulated box with ice packs. The food was sealed in vacuum packs, but there was a considerable amount of food on the outsides of the vacuum packs so it was very messy to deal with and somewhat off putting. I had to clean everything before the packs went in the fridge

  25. Nicola Cross (verified owner)

    These are the best curries I have ever eaten. Delicious. I often serve a zingy salad with lots of citrus, ginger, chilli and fresh coriander alongside. A box feeds the two of us for a very long time. The curries are great to have in the freezer for nights when you don’t want to cook. Keep it up chefs, you are food heroes. Delivery seems reliable too.

  26. John Casewell (verified owner)

    I received my curry box back in November and have enjoyed every mouthful myself as my wife does not like chilli.I finished the Malabar fish curry this week.
    I have been delighted by the quality and complexion of spices in each dish..Living in rural Shropshire this is a unique opportunity to eat top quality Indian dishes.I reckon with the addition of extra rice I have had 12 main meals tremendous value for money.I shall be putting in another order soon.
    I can highly recommend having eaten years ago in some of the top Indian restaurants in London and having travelled around Southern India and sampled the food.

  27. Jill Barker (verified owner)

    We tried the curry box week before Christmas, and it was delicious. Plenty of choice, plenty of food and excellent quality. Delivered on time, well packaged. Well done team. Just taken delivery of the Sunday Lunch box this morning, and I must say it looks beautiful – can’t wait until Sunday to try it.

  28. Elaine

    We had the leg of lamb Great British Menu curry box and it was absolutely delicious. Every dish was superb, especially the cauliflower and pumpkin dishes- thank you for making lockdown bearable and we will definitely be ordering again.

  29. Emma (verified owner)

    We received our curry box last week which included the whole leg of lamb and we were delighted with it! Everything in the box has been delicious and we have made 7 meals for the two of us out of it so far and have another in the freezer waiting. Delivery was great, we are down in the south west. We are ordering our next delivery for February. Such a treat to have such amazing food to brighten up this latest lockdown!!! Thank you so much to Aktar and the team

  30. Paschal Edwards (verified owner)

    We had our delivery just before Christmas Eve – Turned up on time and the quality/amount of food was a real treat for us over Christmas – We split it into 3 dinners for 4 of us – Loved it all and have just ordered again – Yum.

  31. Tracey L (verified owner)

    We had the curry box last Friday (8 Jan). It all arrived with no problem, packed well with insulation and cool pack. The instructions had been emailed and were also in the box. It was really easy to follow. We had the whole lamb leg with 5 veg dishes, plus samosas, chutney, rice, and two types of bread. It was all delicious and there was so much food! Enough for at least 3 meals. Highly recommended!

  32. Emma Woodhouse (verified owner)

    Absolutely superb. We’ve tried lots of home dining deliveries throughout the three lockdowns, and in terms of quality and value for money, this has been the best. The curry box has a fantastic variety of delicious dishes (we loved every single one) and the portions are generous.

  33. Pat (verified owner)

    Superb packaging and detailed menu and instructions. Quality of food excellent and very large portions. Authentic flavours. Highly recommend! Will definitely be reordering,

  34. Arti M (verified owner)

    Amazing food and amazing value. I’ve gotten 4 portions out of each of the packages. 32 portions of Michelin quality food for 70£!!!!

    Will be ordering again.

  35. Camilla Nicholl (verified owner)

    Amazing food. I cannot recommend highly enough. We live in South Wales and the curry was delivered on time and packaged so carefully.
    My mother was Indian and some of the dishes reminded me so much of the curries she made when I was a child. Thank you for the memories Aktar!
    We have ordered again for our February treat and recommended to friends in Newcastle who I am sure will be joining the ranks of Aktar’s food fans very soon.
    Cam Nicholl

  36. Xraymike (verified owner)

    I have always thought that Indian food is incredibly varied and versatile – my favourite cuisine of all. This box of delights is FANTASTIC. The variety is excellent.
    I don’t eat cabbage but the spicy tempered dish that was included was a real showstopper.
    My wife, her 90 year old mum and I found the fish curry fragrant, subtle and TOTALLY delicious.
    We all went mad for it !!

    A regular subscription service (I believe) is being considered – SIGN ME UP NOW !!!
    I cannot wait until we can travel to Opheem and eat in the restaurant itself. A regular supply of curry boxes will train our tastebuds in the meantime.

  37. Amanda Willford (verified owner)

    Had our first box delivered yesterday and everything about it is perfect. We had the fish curry, chilli paneer and potato dish with the rice and both breads. Absolutely fantastic and my freezer is full of lots more treats to try.Such good value and completely delicious.Wonderful!

  38. Kate (verified owner)

    After visiting Opheem a couple of times & absolutely loving it, we thought we’d give the curry box a try!
    We’ve had two boxes now because the flavour/quality of the food is second to none – even after being boxed & re-heated!!
    These definitely are the nicest Indian meals we’ve had (apart from the restaurant), & will order again & would recommend.

  39. Prathamesh Salaskar (verified owner)

    Ordered the week #3 Menu. Delivered on time and in perfect packaged condition to Southampton.
    I did read the reviews about the portion size but dint take it seriously. I mean … Michelin star restaurant …£ 70 … how big could they be? Happily surprised and for a self proclaimed foodie very satisfied! Each main dish is a decent sized meal for 2 (Excluding rice/naan) . .. well atleast for us anyway.
    I have never been to a Michelin Star restaurant before so I wont comment if the quality is worth a M. Star restaurant or not but ,what I can say as an Indian guy living in Uk for the past 10years is that the taste reminded me of home. Food is memories and a simple dish of methi aloo and dal with rice took me back to my childhood and mum’s cooking. Thank you for the experience.
    Mr. Aktar and team..please continue your amazing efforts ! Looking forward to our next order … if we can get one! Seem to be out of stock for 2 weeks already!!

    Weird request – could you put all the menus past on the website? Would love to know what I am missing out on! Ha Ha.

  40. Colin Hammerton

    Just had the curry box and as a long time curry fanatic, I have to say this was the best I have every eaten! Fabulous home style curry, not the usual type served in most Indian restaurants in the U.K. Can’t wait to place another order for your fantastic food.Truly the best thing to come out of lockdown.

  41. Mark Brannigan (verified owner)

    Food was superb, re- heating was really straight forward and the amount of food is fantastic and excellent value. 4 people had a great evening of delicious food with a good amount now in the freezer to enjoy on another evening. Highly recommended

  42. David (verified owner)

    We had the week 2 Curry box. The food and flavors were excellent and the instructions to prepare easy and simple to follow. As others have mentioned we had more than enough (we are 3 adults) and now have enough in the freezer for at least one other meal. The rice and fish were particular highlights. Thank you.

  43. PIppa S (verified owner)

    I live in Nottingham but had seen a paper article about Aktar at Home. I decided to purchase for my two adult children and myself as a treat. I can not recommend this meal enough.
    It arrived in a lovely wrapped box, with clear instructions, fully insulated to ensure the food arrived safely and chilled. The food itself is one of the nicest meals I have ever tasted and definitely the most delicious curry. Full of flavour. There is a HUGE amount of food – lasted us for three full meals.
    I have just ordered my second box and cannot wait for delivery in a few weeks.
    Excellent quality meat and beautiful flavours.

  44. stewart johnstone (verified owner)

    We were a little nervous as to how the food would taste when re-heated. In essence it is a take away and it is never normally as good as eating in a restaurant. Well, what can I say other than it was magnificent. Everything was beautifully season and there was no shortage of meat. I have just ordered again and would have no hesitation in recommending

  45. Moya Neale (verified owner)

    What a treat to get such a wonderful meal in mid Wales during lockdown. Thank you so much Aktar at Home for providing some sunshine!

  46. lesley.muncy (verified owner)

    Our Son bought us a curry box for Christmas, which was delivered at the end of January. Wow! I thought I was upset that I couldn’t go to our house in Spain, but if I stay here and eat food like this for a few months I will not complain. The food is superb, the quantities are amazing and it will feed us for a while. To our son thank you, and to Aktar and of course all his chefs, we say ‘Thank you” you cheered us up in these difficult times. Have ordered another one for my 65th
    Birthday treat! We live close to London, and this food rivals anything that is currently on offer!!

  47. Fiona Rolt (verified owner)

    Fabulous meal – generous and utterly mouth watering. Son in law reckoned the best cauliflower he had ever eaten. I have just ordered again!

  48. Mark Naylon (verified owner)

    This is our second curry box and yet again we thoroughly enjoyed the meals provided, it really is excellent food. Two substantial meals so far and enough left over to freeze for later, which makes it really good value too.
    Unfortunately the package was mishandled by the courier so some of the curry cartons had split slightly, but this was handled professionally and swiftly by the @home team, for which we are very grateful.
    We’ve recommended it to our friends and will be ordering again very soon.

  49. Jill Farrimond (verified owner)

    Our box arrived today beautifully packed and in perfect condition. The amount of food is extremely generous and the first dishes we have tried were totally delicious. I wanted to order another box straight away.

  50. Matt Pearce (verified owner)

    Thank you Aktarathome for the most wonderful banquet of gourmet food, which arrived very fresh and with very generous portions. All of the dishes were unique and a truly memorable experience and it was very good value. In fact, I have just ordered another one and can’t wait for that. Thank you.

  51. Aisling Scanlan (verified owner)

    Fantastic food, impeccable service. Have recommended to anyone who will listen. Will 100% order again.

  52. Jimmy (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing! Best curry I’ve ever had. Superb flavours, variety of dishes and generous portions. Easy to assemble, enough food for 8, or 4 x 2 person meals. Cannot recommend highly enough.

  53. Jo C (verified owner)

    Absolutely outstanding food! Delivered to Carlisle in perfect condition. The amount of work we had to do was minimal and the instructions could not have been more clear. The food was exceptional quality, absolutely delicious, and we froze half for the following week, which did not affect the quality at all. We placed another order as soon as we had eaten the first dish and will definitely be getting another! Would highly recommend.

  54. Ken Skehan (verified owner)

    Where to start? Dishes – original, full of flavour, mostly ones I’ve never seen on other Indian menus. Quality – outstanding. You can tell the ingredients used are top notch. Most amazing? – the value. The portions are so generous we had two meals for four people from the box. If we ordered this amount of food from our favourite local Indian (also original dishes and great ingredients) it would have cost a good deal more. Brilliant to experience a little of Aktar’s food before we’re allowed to go to the restaurant and savour the full tasting menu experience (which had to be cancelled in lockdown). First jabs next week so feeling confident we’ll be able to come to Brum as soon as the restaurant can take us! If you haven’t tried Aktar’s Sunday Roast you should do that too. It’s outstanding and just as great value.

  55. David Hemming (verified owner)

    I think we got 8 meals out of our box which is crazy good value especially considering how high the quality was. We will definitely be doing this again, and visiting the restaurant has become a top priority once that is on the agenda.

  56. Maria Whitehead (verified owner)

    Having travelled to India over 12 times through the whole country I can honestly say never have I been transported there by food as much as when dining on these dishes, they are superbly balanced, plentiful, vibrant and tasty, each one is so different and the complex layers of flavours really comes through without being too spicy or too mild. We will most certianly be back again.

  57. Lanushka (verified owner)

    Loved the sumptuous selection, it was a truly 5 star dining experience, thank you! We are due to receive another box in 2 weeks – can’t wait.

  58. C Jones

    Beautiful food, very generous portions, excellent packaging- can be frozen straightaway if needed, reheats perfectly.
    Extraordinary value for this quality.

  59. Jen (verified owner)

    Incredible value for money, we couldn’t believe how much food arrived! Absolutely delicious, good quality ingredients and excellent customer service! Highly recommend!

  60. David

    Spectacular. The Curry Box arrived on time and was securely packaged – thanks.
    There was a LOT of food, easily enough for 6 delicious banquets for the two of us.
    We will reorder when restrictions are lifted and we can invite a houseful of friends to enjoy a feast with us.

  61. Tom Bird (verified owner)

    Our first experience with Aktar’s Curry Box. We have wanted to eat at the restaurant but live in Surrey so its too far for an evening meal! The curry box exceeded all our expectations…
    Value for money: Ten dishes for £70 is amazing value for food of this quality anbd there is so much of it. We have 2 teenagers and the four of us were full with lots left over.
    Quality: The curries are fantastic – different to the usual dishes you get at a standard take-away, not oily, all with just the right amount of heat and the spicing of each perfect.
    Variety: We sampled dishes we have never had before and loved them all. Easy to re-heat, lovely breads and veg dishes along with three different meat dishes and a fish curry!
    I am so glad Aktar will be continuing after lockdown as this is something we will do regularly.
    Thank you!!!

  62. Tom Howley (verified owner)

    Our delivery arrived in Lancashire well packaged last Thursday. We had the week 11 menu and every dish was fabulous. Two adults started with the fish curry on the Thursday and our daughters joined us for 3 more dishes plus bread on Friday. That was followed by the keema for 2 on Saturday and then the 4 of us demolished the remaining dishes plus rice on Sunday! Another curry box ordered for late April. Great value and highly recommended.

  63. Andrew Leese (verified owner)

    Wow, wow, wow, what meal. Ordered this for our daughter’s birthday, there was five of us but loads of food, it would easily feed more. Outstanding quality and flavour, can’t wait to order another.

  64. Paul Johnson (verified owner)

    Had my first Curry Box delivered on Thursday,all the way to Boston ,Lincolnshire as a Birthday treat ,
    amazing food packed with flavour and quality ,
    5 stars does not seem enough
    will defiantly be ordering again

  65. Pankaj (verified owner)

    Got the delivery yesterday and it was beautifully packaged and bang on time. We live in London and did not know what to expect from a delivery so far.
    Good instructions and also that do not eat all at once as there is a lot of food.
    Last night we had the mutton and chicken. Both were outstanding. The lamb was pure melt in the mouth and had lots of delicious gravy. The chicken had again a lovely tasting curry sauce.

    Can’t wait for the rest tonight. Brilliant and has beaten all the local north London pubs and curry houses…..and we have quite a few near us.

  66. David Tither (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing. Very special indeed. Wouldn’t hesitate to order again. This easily fed 6 x adults too. Something to look forward to and cheer yourself up during lockdown. Thank you!

  67. Julie (verified owner)

    Fabulous. Got the curry box delivered to us last weekend. All dishes were excellent. Plenty to eat . Food was fresh . Can’t say enough positive comments about this delicious food . Just placed a second order !

  68. Mike Hay

    Ok so you have done it again…we have now had our 3rd curry box delivered and they continue to be amazing. The taste and textures are second to none. The only complaint is that they are so good that our children have now said they will not accept curries from anywhere else. It seems we have conditioned them with these wonderful meals and they will never be able to return to “normal” curries. I’m happy with that as it means I can continue to eat them as well.

  69. Reg Holdsworth (verified owner)

    Living across the Ox & Bucks borders we are spoilt for choice of exceptional restaurants and takeaway options. After trying a curry box our ‘normal’ takeaway defaults have been banished. From the packaging to the eventual taste, just outstanding.
    Our takeaways will now be thoughtfully planned ahead, these curry boxes becoming our new normal. Brilliant concept, great execution, thank you.

  70. Chris Harper

    Live in Watford and got the Curry box for my birthday as a curry consumer of forty years plus . Normally eat Lamb Vindaloo (for taste not heat) with favourite restaurant the Halal Aldgate which I cannot visit courtesy of Covid. Thoroughly enjoyed the change and variety that the Curry box brought. The portions were large and made four very tasty meals for two of us. Very well packed, instructions good and simple to follow. Had to freeze a couple and they came out fine. Will use again for ourselves and for gifts. Excellent value. Thank you.

  71. Chris France

    Absolutely faultless. This is an amazing quantity of curries that surpasses anything I can cook myself or buy from any local outlet. You guys are amazing

  72. Linda Griffiths (verified owner)

    Excellent – food – the taste, texture and smell were amazing. I have never enjoyed a feast so much. I gave my friend a box for her birthday as well who was delighted with it. Good Value for money – Going to buy a freezer so I can stock up.

  73. KATE Wyatt (verified owner)

    The most fabulous feast for 4 or 6 or more !
    Lots of delicious food and very good value.
    Highly recommended and we will be ordering again soon !

  74. Dudley Sizen (verified owner)

    Absolutely brilliant had my 1st box last week well worth the wait lovely favours so much great food
    My Daughter had hers also delivered last week in Devon she was the one who recommended me to buy 1 of your boxes
    My wife and myself are both in our eighties and cannot remember having Asian food as good as your food also great value.

  75. Mrs June Mills

    Received our curry box Thursday 29th April up here in Cumbria, a thoughtful and lovely gift from our daughter & son in law knowing that my husband is a good home curry chef (not trained). Only had 2 dishes and naan/rice, so much food but so great to be able to freeze the rest. Great quality of ingredients and amazing flavours. Will be treating ourselves later in the year to another box. Daughter cannot wait to indulge in the rest of the dishes in a few weeks when she visits us.

  76. Michael Forsyth

    Utterly stunning food.
    I’ve spent the last 25 years eating curry but this tops the lot – genuinely. I’m really discerning and have enjoyed many home cooked Indian meals but this amazing selection was just stunning. Very fresh, highly spiced, aromatic and generous portions. The complex tastes from the spices are just outstanding and nothing like any takeaway or restaurant that I’ve had food from. I can’t praise the food enough. I’m often disappointed with Indian food due to poor quality ingredients, a generic taste and quickly cooked tough meat but everything we had was slowly braised and just beautiful.
    Thank you so much for the stunning food and we’ll definitely be ordering again.

  77. Richard Newton (verified owner)

    We live near London and the curry box arrived on the day promised and we had the food on the Saturday. It was very, very good with enough dishes to suit our vegetarian guest. The quality was exceptional, the meat was tender and plentiful. The spices were clever and, in the main, quite spicy but each dish was different. There was plenty of bread which was fresh and the Sheermal was particularly good There was a huge quantity of food which fed 3 people for 2 meals. The instructions were clear, a bit more work than we expected but not a problem for such excellent food.
    Exceptional value for Michelin starred food.

  78. adrian

    Excellent curries. Brilliant value. Easy to feed 6. Works out better than the curry place round the corner and the cooking is to die for

  79. Wendy Beddows (verified owner)

    I collected and took our curry box home on Thursday. Had three meals from it to date having frozen more for another time. The volume of food in there is very generous relative to the price but more importantly it is utterly delicious food. The beautiful menu card with genuine heartfelt message about these boxes sustaining employment and the restaurants was beautifully done. We will be ordering again. Thank-you.

  80. Carol Devlin (verified owner)

    Can’t praise the food we received in our Curry Box highly enough!!
    The quality of the ingredients was excellent and each dish was absolutely delicious. Ordering the Curry Box gave us the opportunity to try dishes we had never eaten before and as a result it has increased our appreciation of this fabulous cuisine.
    The care taken by Aktar extended to the packaging and delivery of the food – I would definitely recommend!

  81. Nick

    So I ordered the new biryani meal and was very nervous as not tasted goat before – wow it was wonderful . Served 7 easily . The whole dish was nicely spiced and nicely fragrant. The raitha I split and made a mint sauce with one half and the other half plain . The sauce that comes with the biryani I blitzed as got fussy adult kids and thought if they saw a aubergine they wouldn’t even try it . Everyone enjoyed and will be ordering again .

  82. Anne-Marie Carroll (verified owner)

    WOW – the best Indian I have ever tasted, absolutely delicious. We entertained friends who were blown away by the different tastes of each of the dishes. Portions were spot on, very generous indeed. Thank you we will be ordering again!

  83. Luke Mc (verified owner)

    Im here on this website nervously and hopefully finding a delivery slot for yet another Aktar at Home 🙂 im down to my last 2 orders that i’ve been eating over time from the freezer, and have just loved the flavours, freshness and convenience bulk buying curries in advance has made!

    I think for me, it’s about being able to trust all the inputs for these meals v other currys houses more locally. I trust care has gone into sourcing the meat, and there’s no shortcuts taken. I love that there are curries in the box that are more obscure too!

    (ok, this may seem as though its been written by someone associated with this place, but ive just been blown away twice over by both of my box orders and really hope this keeps going so i can maintain my supply post-lockdown here in London!!)

  84. Maria Antoniou (verified owner)

    Outstanding. Read the reviews and thought I should try. Was really impressed. Great variety – makes you try dishes you may not naturally choose. High quality and very good quantities. Like other reviews we had enough for a meal the next day. Thank you. So pleased that you will be continuing with this

  85. Dena (verified owner)

    WOW!! Thank you Aktar and the team at Opheem.
    Ordered the menu for Week 14 for me and my husband and it lasted us for x3 meals. Enjoyed every dish, portion size was generous, everything was fresh, with lots of flavour and plenty of meat/ fish. Fantastic value for money, will definitely be choosing to order a curry box rather than the usual takeaway in future. We have booked a table for Opheem and cannot wait to come and eat with you.

  86. Christopher Alderson (verified owner)

    We have had both the Vegan and Meat curry boxes and both superb. Great delivery service, well packed and fresh. The variety of tastes and quality is superb.
    Five of us ate and food left over, second time only 2 and we froze 1/2.
    Amazing value for such fantastic food

  87. Mark whiteside (verified owner)

    All the curries were superb and portions are extremely generous. One suggestion would be to offer the option of brown rice/whole grain bread (e.g. chapatti) as many people don’t eat white rice/bread these days – the milk bread went straight in the bin though we did eat the naan breads.

  88. Neil Howell (verified owner)

    I have tried several of these “at home” options from various establishments but I can safely say that Aktar at Home is head and shoulders above the rest. Aside from the fact that they have had one or two issues with suppliers which they have attended to, everything that arrived was in perfect condition and still totally chilled. Everything was clearly labelled, contained simple cooking instructions and most importantly tasted fantastic. Quantities were very generous and everyone who sat down to dinner last night with us was knocked out by the fact that not only were they eating restaurant quality food…..but also that it was so simple to get on the table, but also that it came in the back of a van half the length of the country. Not only will I order again, I will also be visiting Opheem in the future

  89. Sharon Giffin (verified owner)

    We had the curry box delivered last Thursday. It came well chilled and well packaged. It was an absolute delight for the senses. Everything was beautifully spiced and full of flavour. There were three of us and we ate it over two nights. I hoped that with a couple of confirmed “fish dodgers” in the house I might get the lion’s share of the fish but it was not to be – they both loved it. Really easy to cook, generous portions and good value for money. We’re already looking at when to order the biryani!

  90. Alastair Norris (verified owner)

    We had our first curry box this bank holiday weekend and absolutely loved it! There were a few issues with DPD’s delivery but once open the curries made for a great feast with enough food for at least 6 people and all of it packed full of flavour! We actually enjoyed the vegetarian dishes the most and the variety was a real win.
    Definitely recommended and have told friends about it already! Will be ordering again!

  91. Benjamin Chesterton (verified owner)

    Superb food. Very good value. I hope the quality is maintained as I’ll be repeat ordering. Only problem was my box was missing the breads (not great) but I made my own and I was refunded for them. So yeah. In spite of the mix up 5 stars. Thank you Aktar.

  92. Lorraine Deas (verified owner)

    Took the plunge and ordered, we were not disappointed, plenty of food for 8 of us. Have ordered the biryani to try next. It made us try curries that we wouldn’t have usually ordered. They were tasty but not spicy. Hope you will continue with these👍🏻

  93. Helen Lenart (verified owner)

    These boxes have been amazing over lockdown and I am so grateful that they are continuing.
    Well packaged and delivery is excellent. The food is sublime and easily feeds my very greedy family for 2 dinners and a lunch – really good value for money. The variety, quality and flavour of the dishes is something you would never get in your local take away. I have recommended these curry boxes to a friends and they all agree – the Indian food is the best and most authentic they have ever tasted. You can understand why they have a Michelin star. A big thank you for being the star in the hardship of the last year.

  94. Duncan Armour (verified owner)

    Outstanding quality and generous quantities made this our favourite ever online food order. I doubt whether we will ever use a takeaway again. We loved the subtlety of the spicing and the variety of flavours. The fish curry that I really wasn’t sure about was a real star of the box but really there was nothing that we didn’t rave about. Absolutely first rate!

  95. susan herd

    Absolutely wonderful we live in Worcestershire and food delivered carefully packaged and insulated . Excellent

  96. Adele

    Just sat down to eat this (July 1st delivery) and it was utterly amazing. Huge portions, every dish different and extremely delicious. Have been thinking about ordering this on and off for a while now and so glad we did. We still have half the box left to eat so looking forward to eating that over the weekend. We will definitely be buying again soon.

  97. Helen (verified owner)

    I cannot tell you how good these curries are. I have a cupboard full of spices but I don’t think I’m ever going to cook a curry again. The variety is amazing. My 91 year old mother (who has never been to a curry house or had a curry take-away before) loves them! Taste buds decline as you get older, but no problem here. I am really pleased that she enjoys although occasionally feel slightly demoralised that she seems to prefer them to almost anything I cook! Please don’t stop the online deliveries…my mother is depending on them.

  98. Clare Jackaon (verified owner)

    We were given the curry box as a gift for both our (rather too old) birthdays and boy was it wonderful! Since then we have had the Biryani box which was sublime and I am now awaiting another lot of your beautiful curry boxes! We live up in North East Scotland and so far no probs re delivery. I highly recommend the food, fabulous quality and the amount is amazing! Really well packaged and you can tell that even though obviously they must make huge quantities, the quality is still paramount. I love their ethics

  99. Angie Green (verified owner)

    I don’t normally take the time to give a review but this was so tasty I’m here now giving this 5 🌟.
    The delivery came well packaged with Wool cool insulating, I’ll be looking on their website for ideas on reusing this.

    This was my first box and 4 adults tucked into it last night.
    I reheated the curries and side dishes by giving a quick blast in the microwave then popping it in the oven to keep warm, it was prefect! The veggies and meat felt like they had just come from a restaurant kitchen.
    We were all impressed and it tasted delicious, there was a nice mix of curries (we had week 27 and the lamb dish is to die for) and my guests wanted the details as they will now be ordering.

    Even after 4 hungry adults there are still leftovers, enough for my partner and I to have at least another meal each.

    This is great, if there was ‘recommend a friend’ I would be ‘quids in’.

    If you are reading these reviews because you are trying to decide if it’s worth it-do it, you will not be disappointed.

  100. Catherine Findlater (verified owner)

    I can’t remember where I first read about Aktar at Home (I suspect it was on another chef/cooks instagram page) but I am so glad I did! Our selection included Goan fish curry, Murgh Makhani, Keralan Beef, Rogan e Nishat, a paneer curry, Gobhi Mattar, Dhal Traveni and a potato dish (plus sides of course). In our family of 2.5 people that has served us 4 very substantial meals (we could probably have had 5-6 meals but we’re greedy!) and they have all been amazing.. so much tastier than a bog standard takeaway. The quality is outstanding and the value for money phenomenal! We will definitely be ordering again.

  101. Colette (verified owner)

    This was our first box and it won’t be the last, we were so pleased with the quality and indeed quantity there was more than enough for two good meals for four of us. The flavours were excellent and it was so simple just needed reheating.

  102. Chris Potter

    Brilliant food and excellent packaging. The best home delivery so far and the best curry since moving away from Manchester’s ‘curry mile’. Two boxes made a fabulous feast for 6 with lots left over. Simply excellent!

  103. Philip (verified owner)

    Everyone should buy! Too good to be true. Best curries you will ever taste. WE have ordered 3 boxes so far to date and will keep ordering in the future

  104. Nigel Bateman (verified owner)

    Just about to order our third curry box.

    The only problem with it is that when we went back to local curry house between boxes it was so inferior on every count that we won’t be able to go there again!

    Massive ticks on all fronts – delivery, quality, quantity, variety, etc.

  105. Shila Sultana

    My 7 year old twins tonight said this curry is amazing and I totally agree with them. Wonderful food, great service and very generous portions. Just about to order my second box!!

  106. Lee (verified owner)

    I love them, and have had many boxes and will continue to order more, but if I could suggest one improvement it would be to have a bit more sauce please. I live alone so I can make one carton last me two days but when I’m cooking half at a time and trying to split the packs evenly, there’s not a great deal of sauce left once it’s cooked. I am adding water as well but obviously don’t want to add too much that it spoils the dish.

    • Aktar Islam (verified owner)

      Hi Lee,

      Thank you for your feedback. Obviously because we allow for 500g of meat per container that takes up a lot of the space as we assumed everyone would prefer more meat but this is something we will certainly look at for you.

      Thank you for your orders

  107. Rovel Colaco (verified owner)

    Food was outstanding in taste and value.

    Delivered to Manchester exactly on time.

    We will be ordering again.

    Very generous portions and not greasy or oily

    Spice level just right and concentrating on flavour with enough but not too much heat.

    Can’t wait for our next box.

  108. Stuart P (verified owner)

    Absolutely phenomenal food, and very generous portions.
    Can’t recommend this enough!

  109. Bev (verified owner)

    Ordered a couple of weeks ago for a weekend away. Way more food than we could get through (only three of us) so lots in the freezer! This is just such excellent quality and flavour, I will never order locally again. Also fantastic value – easily feeds 6 for one meal and great variety of dishes. The beef brisket was the stand out meat curry. I’ve just ordered another box to portion up and freeze at home. Cannot recommend this enough

  110. Jonathan Tate (verified owner)

    Still love the Aktar Curry Box – just finished my third order. Having now had a few I wondered if there might be any possibility to do a smaller box without the fish – as a family of non-fish eaters this doesn’t normally see the light of day which always upsets me slightly. Also will the Milk Bread be returning? The 8 naans were lovely but the variation of the milk bread used to be welcomed. One final comments although I loved the new boxed up approach is there any possibility for labels to be included on the tubs as they were on the bags before.

    The product remains delicious and the above are a few minor suggestions and have not diminished my enjoyment to date. I’m not sure the local takeaway will get another look in!

  111. Patrick McCormick

    These meals are superb! Such a great mix of tastes and very generous portions – 5 of us had a lovely dinner on Friday night with plenty left over for us all on Saturday evening too. But it’s not just the quantity, it’s also the recipes, the combination of flavours, and the customer service which means everything comes carefully packaged with ice packs etc to help keep it all fresh, and delivered when you expect it.
    The only thing that beats Aktar at Home is a meal at Opheem! Can’t rate either highly enough!

  112. Shilpa (verified owner)

    Ordered a curry box for delivery at holiday address when we were on holiday with a group of friends . We very much welcomed truly authentic Indian meal after a week of overindulgence.Food was so fresh as was the quality of meat . You get a text from DPD at 11am the day you have the delivery, confirming your hour time slot so you are not waiting all day .The box is well worth the money and you eat a feast that could easily be enough for a couple of days . The insulation package for delivery was amazing and so well wrapped . The team catered for a meal with no beef and I have to say we will definitely order again ! Truly scrumptious meal from the start go ! Thank you team !

  113. Siobhan Collins (verified owner)

    Tried the curry box for the first time last week, it was fantastic! Every curry was delicious and the box could have fed 8 of us! Will be ordering again very soon. Thank you.

  114. Rob

    Just the best. Live in st ives. Not a good curry selection down here. Delivered and did 3 meals for 4. Amazing. 100% on it again.

  115. Jan Watters

    Absolutely FANTASTIC. The food arrived at the appointed time in perfect condition. It fed 8 (hungry) people, with 3 of the 8 Nan breads left over. It’s, BY FAR, the best Indian food I’ve ever had. Having eaten in many Michelin star restaurants, this is definitely up there with them. Fabulous!!

  116. Delia (verified owner)

    What can I say, arrived beautifully packaged, no spillage, leakage or squashed items. The flavours were amazing, such variety and quality, the meat and vegetable dishes outstanding and the naan breads the best we’ve had from a takeaway yet. Would highly recommend, this will feed 8!

  117. Emma (verified owner)

    Just beautiful food as ever. The best thing to come out of lockdown! We hope you’ll keep on keeping on as it’s just a wonderful treat. We’re a bit sad the fish seems to have gone though, it was always so delicious.

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