Lisle-based business owner creates Indian food delivery service close to his heart


The creation of the Daily Rasoi delivery service for Indian food is not just a business expansion for Naperville resident Ravi Ayyalaraju.

It is a labor of love.

From June, the 50-year-old Indian native opened Daily Rasoi and began offering some of the same dishes his mother and grandmother had prepared for him as a child.

“You can’t find that kind of food here,” Ayyalaraju said. “Indian food here is not really authentic and homemade. We want to keep those cravings and tastes alive for the next generation. We’ve worked hard to find the right people who can cook this food.”

In 2016, Ayyalaraju started Meal Village, a Lisle-based business that offers fresh, chef-cooked, fully prepared meals within a 40 mile radius of the suburbs and Chicago. From quesadillas for breakfast to grilled salmon, Meal Village offers breakfasts, lunches, dinners, sides, kids’ meals, desserts and even plant-based meals with rotation options and only reheating required.

Now that Meal Village is established with 500,000 meals delivered to date, Ayyalaraju is returning to its roots with Daily Rasoi.

The idea of ​​Daily Rasoi and Meal Village is simple. Call (888) 610-2232 or use the app or website – and Choose your food and schedule a delivery time between Monday and Friday.

Orders can be placed up to five days in advance, allowing the menu to alternate between different items depending on the availability of local ingredients. Same day orders are available if placed before noon.

“We expect demand to continue to grow,” Ayyalaraju said. “Food delivery is tricky, but we’ve developed a system that works. We are convinced that we will be able to handle any type of request. “

Ayyalaraju and her team have developed 30 Indian dishes ranging from sides, curries, vegetable dishes and meat dishes priced between $ 3.50 and $ 14.50. An upcoming menu of the day features six starters, including boneless chicken curry, tomato dal, and tindora fry.

As elaborate as it sounds, it’s just another family meal for Daily Rasoi.

“It always bothered me that families didn’t have time to sit down and have a good meal together,” Ayyalaraju said. “It makes things a lot easier.”


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