Frequently Asked Questions

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Email us at info@mayakaimal.com

 

Which of your products are Certified Organic?

All flavors of our Everyday Dal are USDA Certified Organic 

 

Which of your products are Non-GMO Project Verified?
All flavors of Everyday Dal 
All flavors of Naan Chips 
All flavors of Chickpea Chips (except Sweet Chili) 
Coconut Curry (Refrigerated Simmer Sauce) 
Vindaloo (Refrigerated Simmer Sauce)

 

Which products are vegan?

Coconut Curry  (Refrigerated Simmer Sauce)
Vindaloo  (Refrigerated Simmer Sauce)
Goan Coconut  (Shelf Stable Simmer Sauce)
Jalfrezi Curry  (Shelf Stable Simmer Sauce)
Kashmiri Curry  (Shelf Stable Simmer Sauce)
Madras Curry  (Shelf Stable Simmer Sauce)
Spicy Ketchup 
All flavors of Everyday Dal
All flavors of Naan Chips


 

 

Which products are gluten free?

All flavors of Chickpea Chips
All of our Refrigerated Simmer Sauces
All of our Shelf Stable Simmer Sauces
Spicy Ketchup

 

Which products are vegetarian?
All of our Refrigerated Simmer Sauces 
All of our Shelf Stable Simmer Sauces 
Spicy Ketchup 
All of our Everyday Dal

 

Which products are Kosher?
All flavors of Everyday Dal are certified by Earth Kosher 
All flavors of Chickpea Chips are certified by Orthodox Union 
All flavors of Naan Chips are certified by Orthodox Union

 

Which products do not contain added sugar?
Jalfrezi Curry
Madras Curry
Vindaloo
All flavors of our Everyday Dal
All flavors of our Naan Chips
Multigrain and Lightly Salted Chickpea Chips 


 

What kind of oils are used in your sauces?

We use Non-GMO verified expeller-pressed canola in shelf-stable sauces. We use Non-GMO verified expeller-pressed safflower oil in our fresh sauces

 

Do any of your products contain tree nuts or diary?
The following products contain Coconut (Tree Nut ): 

 
Coconut Curry (Refrigerated Simmer Sauce) 
Goan Coconut (Shelf Stable Simmer Sauce) 
Jalfrezi Curry (Shelf Stable Simmer Sauce) 
Kashmiri Curry (Shelf Stable Simmer Sauce) 
Madras Curry (Shelf Stable Simmer Sauce) 
Vindaloo (Refrigerated Simmer Sauce) 
Red Lentil + Butternut Squash + Coconut Everyday Dal 
Green Split Pea + Spinach + Coconut Everyday Dal

If you have further questions on allergens and which allergens are handled by our manufacturers, etc.,  please email us at info@mayakaimal.com

 

What precautions are taken by the manufacturer to prevent cross-contamination of allergens?

Our manufacturing facilities follows strict allergen control programs to avoid any cross contamination.

 

Which products need to be kept refrigerated?
Shelf stable sauces must be refrigerated once opened and consumed within 10 days. 
Refrigerated sauces must be kept refrigerated at all times. Once opened, they need to be consumed within 10 days. 
Everyday Dals must be refrigerated once opened and consumed within 7 days. 
Spicy Ketchup must be refrigerated once opened and will keep as long as standard ketchups.

 

How long can I keep unopened sauces and Everyday Dals?

The shelf life of an unopened refrigerated sauce is 120 days from the date of manufacture. Check the Use By Date which is located on the bottom left of the plastic container.  

The shelf life of an unopened shelf stable sauce is two years from the date of manufacture.  Check the Best By Date which is located on the top left neck of the glass jar.  

The shelf life of an unopened Everyday Dal is one year from the date of manufacture.  Check the Use By Date which is located on the back of the pouch on the bottom left. 


 

Should I dilute the sauces?
No, but if it gets too thick you can add a little water to thin.

 

Can I freeze your sauces?

Yes. Our refrigerated sauces taste best fresh. However, if you do freeze them, do so before the best-by date and remember to label and date the container. For our shelf stable sauces, we recommend that you transfer the contents to a non-glass freezer container. Freeze before the best-by date and remember to label and date the container. Follow the USDA's rules for proper freezing and thawing. For more information visit The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

 

If I freeze your Costco entrée, how do I best heat it?
First, thaw/defrost entrée before heating. The USDA recommends these three safe-thawing methods: in cold water: in the microwave: or in the refrigerator. Do not thaw at room temperature.
  • Cold water method: Immerse the pouch of food in cold water for at least 30 minutes. Check frequently to be sure water stays cold. Once thawed, heat entree immediately, per package instructions.

  • For microwave thawing, be sure to use the defrost setting for a 2 lb. item. Plan to heat the entree immediately after thawing because some areas of the food may become warm and begin to cook during microwave defrosting.

  • For refrigerator thawing, remove pouch from cardboard sleeve and allow 24 hours to thaw in refrigerator.

For more information visit The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service..