Convenient foods for restaurants, cafeterias, and commissaries.
Shelf-stable foods, requiring no refrigeration for two years, can very significantly reduce costs in food service. Thus far, such shelf stable foods have not been good enough in overall quality for the institutional kitchens. With new technologies, we are changing that. We make shelf stable foods in 2-4 lb packs that are equally good or better than similar dishes, freshly prepared by chefs in the kitchen. We use retortable pouches instead of cans, adding a lot more convenience to the opening, emptying and disposing of the container. Pouches have an 18-24 month shelf life and take much less shelf space than the metal cans.
Jyoti offers a variety of rice and bean blends, ready to eat entrees and cooking sauces packed in convenient shelf stable, ready to serve foodservice pouches for food producing establishments.
RTE RICE: Our patent pending technology, referred to as the VJ Process, produces rice dishes in shelf stable pouches that look nicer and are more delicious than most of those freshly prepared on the stove top. The new technology is said to maintain the moisture and structure of the rice for a product that is light and fluffy, unlike other technologies which are said to leave rice dry or clumped together. We make various rice products, plain rice (Basmati, Brown rice) as well as seasoned and blended rice dishes like Rice and Beans, Cajun Rice and Rice with Vegetables.
RTE BEANS: Beans are traditionally packed in # 10 metal cans. While cooking in the cans, beans swell and mush against each other because of confinement. We pack such beans in 4 lb pouches, which offer freedom for beans to swell without mushing each other, providing perfect cooked beans ready for soups, salads etc. Our Beans are cleaned via our patented technology that delivers the cleanest beans, licensed to Hormel Foods among others, and described on our Bean Cleaning SHRI Technology page. Any dry bean, including organic, can be packed to order, with a minimum of 500 pouches.
Drained weight of pouches is ~ 80% while metal cans deliver 65-70% only. Thus, one pouch delivers about 2/3rd the amount of bean, compared to that of one #10 can. Opening, emptying, and disposal of pouches is so much easier than metal cans that we export pinto beans in pouches to Mexico for institutional use.
COOKING SAUCES: Various cooking sauces like Tikka Masala, Rogan Josh, Coconut Curry or Jal Farezi are available from us in 4 lb shelf-stable packs. These sauces enable the institutional kitchens to easily produce freshly made Indian foods with authentic tastes and aromas.
READY-TO-EAT ENTREÉS: Various ready to eat Vegetarian Entrées made by JYOTI in consumer size packs are also available in 3-4 lb, shelf stable Food Service Pouches. Foil pouches have a 24 month shelf life, while the clear pouches are good for 18 months.