How we started
After a tasting session at my home, where I had invited about 10 or so friends to meet my mother and to taste her cooking, no surprise everyone turned up!, We decided to set up a stall at a quality market with the idea to share the taste of traditional Indian home cooking.
Having been invited to Broadway Market in Hackney, we set up our stall in November 2004.
Since October 2010 we have been trading at Borough Market.
November 2012 we opened our restaurant in Dalston.
In November 2013 we extended into the next door premises to create more space at the restaurant.
Having been taught to cook by her mother, my grandmother left the region of Surat in Gujarat, India with my grandfather in the 1940’s.
As with many people who leave the country of their origin, my grandparents held onto the culture of that time; religion, language, family values and food. This culture was passed onto the next generation and in a similar fashion to the next, bringing culture from the 1900’s to the present day. Integral to this cultural time capsule is food.
Formost the food must taste of home, this nostalgia for the pre industrialised rural Gujarat of the 1900's is the key to why the food tastes as it does, its why the recipes and methods have not changed.
My mother and I make all our food using traditional methods, techniques and whole ingredients.
Our food is made with great care and attention to detail, we ensuring that everything we make reflect our very high standards.
The manufacture is slow, no compromise is made to speed things up, we pride ourselves on our method, it is this method that makes everything taste so good!
What you experience is the taste of traditional Indian home cooking, as my great grand mother would have made it.