Curry Box

(49 customer reviews)

£70.00

A selection of 10 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 400g 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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Reheating Instructions

You will receive detailed cooking directions with your box.

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.

Allergies

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.  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.

Delivery/Collection

  • Pick-up – order by the end of Wednesday and pick up from Opheem on Thursday between 15:00-17:30, Sadly we cannot arrange for pick up on any other day whilst the restaurant is closed.

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 DPD WITH TRACKING INFORMATION

NOTE: 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

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

49 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. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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.

  32. 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,

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. 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.

  36. 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!

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. Mark Brannigan (verified owner)

    Outstanding!!!!
    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

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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

  44. 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!

  45. 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!!

  46. 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!

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

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