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Cook up a splendid Indian feast from the comfort of your own kitchen.
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Sydney startup Curry Delight delivers authentic Indian food kit to subscribers every month
Sydney startup Curry Delight delivers authentic Indian food kit to subscribers every month

“ We cooked up a storm last night. It took me about an hour as instructed, and the food was delish! We loved it.”Sarah Ratu

“My wife was very sceptical to begin with, but when I served the meal she could not believe that I had put such a spread together!” - Chris Ashman

“It was absolutely delicious!!!! Everyone loved it” - Nicola Richards

Tandoori Chicken
Tandoori Chicken

What is Curry Delights?

Curry Delights is an easy and simple way to help you cook an elaborate Indian meal at home in one hour. Perfect for a weekend meal with family and friends.

Every month we will send you a kit to cook one complete meal. 

The kit has all the ingredients, a small shopping list for fresh items, detailed recipes and links to our online demo videos. 

Every month we curate and test a new menu, selected from a huge variety of regional Indian cuisines. Each menu is complete with starters, mains, sides, rice/bread and dessert. Many of the dishes are vegetarian and gluten free.

Every dish on the menu comes with a story of its origin, an easy-to-follow recipe, photos and serving suggestions so you know exactly what you are doing at every step.

Once we launch in Feb, the kit will be available as a monthly subscription or for once off purchase. 

A Curry Delights Meal: Papad, Khatta Meeta snack, Peas Pulao, Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani, Boondi Raita and Gulabjamun
A Curry Delights Meal: Papad, Khatta Meeta snack, Peas Pulao, Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani, Boondi Raita and Gulabjamun

How it Works

What is in the kit?

The kit contains a combination of spice mixes, raw ingredients and ready to eat packs. So you could get a spice mix for the chicken, a ready to eat snack, raw rice grains, raw poppadums, heat and serve daal, spices mix for the boondi raita and ready to eat dessert. The combination will change with every new menu.

Each item in the kit is carefully selected from a number of options available in the market. For instance we tested 5 different spice mixes for Butter Chicken and picked the best one based on flavour and ease of cooking. 

Is the Curry Delights kit right for you?  

We understand that the Curry Delights kit may not be right for everyone. Here is a quick test:  

1. Are you a foodie?

2. Do you like a good curry?  

3. Have you thought about cooking Indian food at home but gave up because it was too hard/too complicated/getting takeaway was easier?  

If this sounds like you or someone you know, we hope that this service will leave you delighted.

Pledges and Rewards

If you are still reading, we need your support to bring this concept to life. When you pledge funds, you can select from one of the following rewards. 

The first Curry Delights kits will start rolling out in Feb 2015. They will only be available to Kickstarter backers

Note: Pledging funds here on Kickstarter will NOT enroll you to a Curry Delights subscription. Once this campaign finishes, Kickstarter will collect  pledged funds from you, deduct their fees and hand us the balance. We will use the funds to fulfill your rewards. 

We will be able to accept ongoing subscriptions and orders only once our own website is ready in Feb.

Our Story

Many of our friends love Indian food and ask us for recipes all the time. But the moment we start telling them about all the spices and unfamiliar ingredients, it all sounds too hard. So much easier to just order at your favourite curry house!

So how do we make Indian cooking easy without compromising on taste? How do we make curries a regular part of the Australian dinner menu?

Curry Delights solves the problem by guaranteeing a great tasting meal that is easy to make.   

Sides and starters
Sides and starters

Guidelines for deciding on the monthly menu:

1. The food MUST BE DELICIOUS  

2. All the dishes should come together in a harmony of flavours and tradition  

3. A mix of classic favourites and new experiences.  

4. The menu should be easy to cook and ready to serve in under 1 hour. 

We've tested many spice mixes, easy to cook recipes and ready-to-eat meals to create the trial menu. The result is CURRY DELIGHTS.

Rogan Josh
Rogan Josh

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Where we are now 

The first Curry Delights kit is ready and tested by over a dozen different testers. We’ve improved the kit based on all their great feedback.

We’ve lined up product suppliers but we need volumes to make this work. 

Our site design is done, complete with detailed wireframes. We have a great designer lined up and ready to start as soon as funds become available. 

We need to invest in systems and processes for logistics, inventory and order management, rent warehouse space, design great looking and easy to use recipe inserts and source quality packaging so we can ship product to you with the confidence that it will not get damaged. 

The pieces are starting to fall in place to make the Curry Delights kit a reality. 

We’re down to the final barrier - we need your help to bring the concept to life

Why Kickstarter 

We are reaching out to you directly to raise funds to set up the business.

1. This process will help us measure demand and see how many people will benefit from this service.

2. Curry Delights business model is based on volumes. Our wholesalers need a minimum order quantity to supply us with the quality ingredients we want at a reasonable cost.

3. It is fun! Hard work, but great fun. 

If you have a project you are thinking of taking to market, Kickstarter is a great way to validate the concept and to test your own commitment to the idea. 

How will we use the funds raised? 

Most of the funds raised will go towards fulfilling the Kickstarter pledges and making sure all supporters receives their kits in February 2015! 

The next big expense is the secure website with community areas and order management systems. Then we have to budget for Kickstarter and Paypal fees. 

Any remaining funds will go towards cooking tools like demo videos and recipe cards. 

How we will use the campaign funds
How we will use the campaign funds

If we exceed the campaign goal, it will all go into developing the website.

Next Steps and Timelines

3rd Dec - 10 Jan: Kickstarter Campaign 

10 Jan - 25 Jan: Source kit items and packaging. 

10 Jan - 15 Feb: Website development, videos and recipe cards. 

15 Feb onwards: Shipping the first Curry Delights kit

Testimonials

We’ve tested the kit with many of our friends and the feedback has been incredibly encouraging. 

Results of Curry Delights trials
Results of Curry Delights trials

"I’m an Australian of Italian heritage and I love eating at Indian restaurants but generally stick to my well known favourites. As an enthusiastic cook I have enjoyed trying the new dishes in the Curry Delights kit at home with the easy to follow instructions. I have even ventured to my local Indian grocery store with more confidence to the astonishment of the store owner :).” - Paul Battaglia 

“Loved the food. Took me around an hour to make the meal. Loved the idea of someone putting together a full meal, not worrying about what goes with what.” - Yong Lin Khoo 

“I found it a really fun experience. It would be really fun to get a box like that every month and wonder what’s in it...wonder what we would cook up. I think it would be great.” - Tracy Marsh 

“I cooked the Butter Chicken last night and it went really well. Julie was surprised that I could make a challenging dish like that all by myself :). Butter Chicken was sensational!!! …Food quantity was generous, should be ample for 4 adults…It was really nice experience to cook Indian - it was easy to cook and looked really good. With practice, you can really feel like an expert quickly” - Warren Brooks

Support us 

1. Choosing a pledge from the options on the right. Any question, please ask.

2. Join the community on Facebook

Risks and challenges

1. This is a volume driven business. The greatest challenge is to ensure we reach a wide audience quickly in order to build a sustainable business.

2. We will be working with a number of different suppliers to source product. Any gaps in their supply chain would have an impact on our ability to fulfill orders.

3. Shipping costs form a significant portion of our costs. Any changes will negatively impact our profitability.

4. Courier companies can be unreliable. Delivery issues by the third party will have a negative impact on the overall customer experience.

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    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About $7

    Curry Delights Supporter: You, lovely human, will receive a thank you card to put on your fridge that tells you how grateful we are, and gives you the warm and fuzzies every time you look at it! And a big high five the next time we meet.

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    Pledge AU$ 20 or more About $14

    The Munchies Pack (one kit):
    This mini kit is loaded with ready to eat packs of sweet and savoury nibbles. Perfect if you love to snack...cooking not so much.
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    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About $17

    Spread for Two (one kit):
    Impress your mate or your date by cooking up a sumptuous Indian meal for two. The Curry Delights Spread for Two comes everything you need to cook starters, sides, mains and dessert. You only supply some fresh items. Perfect for a special date night or a weekend meal or dinner with a friend. FREE SHIPPING within Australia.

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    Pledge AU$ 35 or more About $24

    Spread for Four (one kit):
    It is a fantastic feeling to sit down with your family and friends for an elaborate meal - they will never know how easy it was to put together ;). Revel in their admiration as you bring out dish after delectable dish! In the ‘Spread for Four’ kit, you’ll get all the ingredients to help you create a great meal including starters, mains, accompaniments and rice/breads, rounded up with a delicious dessert. You only supply some fresh items. FREE SHIPPING within Australia.

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    Pledge AU$ 35 or more About $24

    Two for Two (one kit):
    Double the fun! If big meals are not your thing, this kit cooks up two small meals. Two sets of ingredients for two meals each one with a main, a side + rice/bread. Great shortcut for weeknights when you want something delicious and fun. Dinner on the table in under 20 mins. FREE SHIPPING within Australia.

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    Pledge AU$ 35 or more About $24

    SANTA pack (gift a kit):
    Feeling generous? Gift a 'Spread for Four' to your foodie friends and spice up their day. They will love you forever! You can gift as many as you like. Just enter multiples of $35 when you make the pledge. We'll confirm addresses once the campaign ends. FREE SHIPPING within Australia.

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $34

    One for You, One for Me (two kits in one order):
    Share the love with two complete 'Spread for Four' kits. Keep one for yourself and give one to a foodie mate. They'll love you for it. FREE SHIPPING within Australia.

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $34

    Party for Eight (one kit):
    Got company? Lay out a delicious Indian banquet! You get a Spread for Eight plus extra snacks to nibble on as your guests watch you whip up a restaurant quality meal.
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    Pledge AU$ 80 or more About $54

    Foodie's Delight (3 month subscription): If you really love Indian food, this is your pick. Get a ‘Spread for Four’ kit every month for 3 months. Build up a repertoire of delicious Indian dishes spanning across the sub continent. Come on a food safari with us and discover new flavours with every kit. Bon Apetit!
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    Pledge AU$ 80 or more About $54

    Down Under Special for overseas supporters (one kit): Hi from Sydney! Thanks for supporting our us and believing in our dream. We know you are happy to back us anyway, but we'd like to send you a kit so you can see for yourself what all the fuss is about. Plus as an extra special thank you, we'll include a pack of Australian goodies.

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    Pledge AU$ 100 or more About $68

    Cricket Special (one time snack box + 3 month subscription): Get in the zone for the summer of cricket as India tours Australia. The first month you get a big box of spicy munchies that go especially well with beer on a hot day. Enough to keep you going through the season.
    This pledge also includes a three month subscription to the ‘Spread for Four’. Discover a new menu every month.
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    Pledge AU$ 499 or more About $338

    VIP Special (6 month subscription): VIP tickets to the Curry Delights Launch Party and the opportunity to become a part of of our product testing team. You’ll get to try everything we put in the box and help us get the flavours right. Plus a 6 month subscription to the ‘Spread for Four’ kit. You will be an expert at cooking Indian by the end of 6 months.
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