In 2014, barrister Nisha Katona had a nagging obsession to build a restaurant serving the kind of food Indians eat at home and on the street. The first Mowgli restaurant opened in Liverpool in late 2014, blowing away the critics forming legions of fans.
The simple dishes of a Mowgli menu are a million miles away from the curry stereotype. These dishes convey the truth that real Indian food is extremely healthy, often vegan, and always packed with fresh flavour. She gave up her 20 year career as a full time barrister to build Mowgli Liverpool and opened Manchester Mowgli less than a year later. There are now three restaurants with two more venues about to open, and plans for further expansion. Nisha, a dedicated curry evangelist, has fond hopes for Mowgli’s growth and she still insists on hand picking curry virgins for her kitchens, hand training each new Mowgli chef.