I am reading your book . As a person of Indian /Paki. Origin I must ask you this : were you eating those boil in the bag Indian meals without rice or bread?. If so then you have made a big mistake! :-0. Those boil in the bag desi khaana meals weigh a lot. They are fine for 1 or 2 nights but not 7 days of trekking rations. You can make your own noodle soups and cous cous meals for next to nothing using prepared dehydrated ingredients from East Asian grocery shops and they are lighter and easier as a dinner option on a multi night trek.