IN 2014, FOUNDER NISHA KATONA HAD A NAGGING OBSESSION TO BUILD AN EATERY SERVING THE KIND OF FOOD INDIANS EAT AT HOME AND ON THEIR STREETS.
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. In 2018 Mowgli was awarded a placement in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list, and this year Nisha was recognised with an MBE in the 2019 New Year Honours list for services to the Food Industry.
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.Mowgli is all about how Indians eat at home and on their streets. She was born to feed the raw need Indians have for tiffins full of fresh bright intense flavour. Mowgli is not about the intimate, hushed dining experience. It is about the smash and grab zing of healthy, light, virtuosic herbs and spices.