Monsoon is almost here and with monsoon comes the earthy smell of rain, the greenery all around, holidays and of course the food we eat! Pakodas & Chai are already on my mind. Even today after so many years of crossing childhood, the monsoon season never misses to hit you with nostalgia. There have been many movies that have been made around this season because, for some reason, we Indians love the monsoon season!
I remember last year, I was home for my vacations and I broke my ankle while hopping on the stairs. Except for the fact that I was in severe pain, I had a blast in those two months of my hairline fracture! My cousins greeted me every now & then and we’d sit up all night and discuss how fun monsoon was when we were in school. Unplanned holidays are always a reason to love a season right? Trust me - I gained weight. But I also enjoyed the way I was pampered by my family and later laughed at the fact that I didn’t know how to walk.
The one thing I miss the most about monsoon is the way our mothers used to serve us hot & delicious snacks to enjoy the weather, when there was no need for all the fuss. But I told you, Indians love monsoons. No matter how much we live a healthy life or try to be sophisticated, once it starts pouring, we want onion & besan to be fried in the hot oil and to serve our taste buds well. It’s amazing to remember all of this because when you start living on your own, you kind of miss out on all of it because there is no one who cares about what you want when it’s raining. So have you wondered about the food which tastes exactly like the one you ate at home during rains? Maybe you have and not found the right one but I’ve got the best product for you in the market that takes you back home.
GODESi is a brand that brings to you some of the finest handmade, traditional food items that are perfect for monsoon season especially when you have a family gathering of cousins or relatives around discussing on how much you all miss being a child & getting all drenched in the rain. Since rural people are very particular about their spices & traditions about making a food item & they make our products too, we have made sure that the products stick to their roots & only natural traditional spices are used to make them. Just like the ones that take you back into your childhood. Try our Imli Pop, Lemon Chaat, or Chakhna for healthy munching. You cannot miss these out especially during monsoon season. Grab your packet or packets now and keep them locked up for those late night sessions!
The good ol’ School days. You know what made them extra special? Our best friend.
Remember how we used to make elaborate plans with our best friend for the day ahead — whether s/he was coming to school, for picnics, group presentations, home study sessions (that eventually turned out to be a party). And… hiding the homework from the teacher if one of us hadn’t done the work, and standing outside the class with our hands up for punishment… You both were inseparable.
How much time does it take for my order to ship?
We take 1-2 days to process the order and then the products are shipped via courier partners. It takes anywhere between 2-5 days a product to reach.
Please note that the shipping costs are included in the product price.
What if I am not happy with the order because of the quality and taste?
GO DESi follows a transparent, no questions asked returns policy for all full-price products bought from the online store. You can return unused products you have ordered within 15 business days of the date of receipt. Return shipment fees will have to be borne by the customer.
How can I track my order?
Once the order is processed from our end and dispatched from our warehouse, courier partner will email you the details carrying your tracking number and the link to track your order.
What time of day will my order be delivered?
Our courier partners make sure they give you a call before delivering the product. Please make sure you are available to receive the calls as usually after three failed attempts at delivery followed by an email reminder from our team, the product shall be returned to our warehouse.
How are GO DESi products prepared?
We source/manufacture all our products from Micro Units based in Rural India. We work with Farmer cooperatives and Self Help Groups to bring classic Indian recipes and snacks for our consumers. All of the GO DESi products are “As is” i.e. made in the traditional manner by locals with tremendous knowledge about indigenous ingredients, flavors and ingredients giving GO DESi an unparalleled authenticity.
How does GO DESi ensure quality parameters at the Micro Units?
GO DESi not only undertakes the effort to find the lost recipes in the farmlands and rural kitchens but also standardizes these units and their products, paving a way for them to reach the urban markets.
We identify the Micro unit(s) and inspected them for quality & hygiene standards. Once on-boarded, these micro units are standardized as per GO DESi standards to make sure they meet all the statutory requirements and quality parameters. A quality controller at unit monitors the workers and the manufacturing process on a daily basis and ensures that only the best of products go out in the market.
Are GO DESi’s products suitable for kids?
Kids love our products.
All GO DESi products are made with 100% natural ingredients. None of our products contain any artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, making our products a perfect snack for all age groups alike.
How are GO DESi products different from other snacks available in the market?
We at GO DESi, live by the principle of Eat good, Do Good.
All GO DESi products are made from natural ingredients, are minimally processed, are preservative free, and have no added flavors or colors. Since our products are manufactured as close to the farm as possible, it helps preserve the authentic local flavors & formats tastes of the products.
While we strive to bring the authentic regional recipes from all over India, we ensure that a minimum of 30% of the final price that you pay goes back to the micro enterprise. This not only, increases the share of marginal farmers in the food value chain but also helps in creation of jobs and sustainable economic centers in rural areas.
Are GO DESi products vegetarian?
Yes. All our products are 100% vegetarian and are vegan-friendly as well.
Except for Imli pop & Ginger Kashaya, the other products are shipped in handy packs of Rs. 20 each. These packs are small enough to carry in your handbag or pocket.