Landimliu Pheiga Gangmei (37), fondly known as Lulu, opened a food truck with her husband that serves authentic Naga flavours in the city of Genk, Belgium. She wanted to represent her culture and put Naga cuisine on the global map.
The truck serves a variety of food — such as beef curry, smokey chicken, Asian pork, Naga dal, began curry, khui tam, umrok tam, steamed and seasoned broccoli, courgette etc.
Brooklyn Curry Project
Brooklyn Curry Project
When Swetha Raju moved to the United States with her family in 2016, she missed her home food; most of all, Bengaluru’s dosas. After several failed attempts to find an authentic dosa place, she decided to start a food stall in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighbourhood.
The food stall serves many dishes like dosa, idli, pudi masala dosa, idiyappam, and lemonade to hundreds of hungry people from Brooklyn, Boston, Connecticut, and even New Jersey.
Mother and daughter duo Vasavi and Alak Nanda started Podi Life to spread the taste of South Indian podis — blended powders and spices — beyond the southern states.
Besides being successful in India, their podis found a huge consumer base in Atlanta, selling around 200 orders a month. Their nutty moong podi, spicy coconut, crunchy peanut, and garlic podi remain their best sellers.
The cloud kitchen O’Desi Meals, by Anubhav Dutta and Siddharth Patel, delivers Indian food to people in and around Dublin. He uses a part of the funds to fund his ‘My Christmas Project’ which distributes food to the homeless.
While there is a new set of dishes announced every week, Anubhav says a few of the hit ones are their Rajasthani kadipakoda, pav bhaaji and biryani.
When Devyani Patel was 12, she moved to the US and nurtured a passion for cooking. Encouraged by her friends and family, she founded Fusion Flavour in 2019 with a $10,000 investment. Today, her business generates a monthly revenue of $8,000.
It serves some delicious home-cooked Indian tiffin meals which contain dal, rice, chapati, a vegetable dish and salad across Orlando.
Deepak and Shailaja Patil started Swadista to serve affordable home-style cooked meals in Berlin. The couple wanted to give the people of Berlin a taste of Maharashtrian cuisine.
They serve almost 200 customers a day. Their menu includes dishes like SPDP (sev puri dahi puri), dabeli, matki chi usal, namak para, shakkar para, besan ladoo and more.