“Koi dhandha chota nahi hota aur dhandhe se bada koi dharm nai hota”, well, quite literally.
If you’re falling short of some motivation in life, all you need to do is look around. It’s people like this who’ve surpassed the monotonous way of living called life and have hoped on to something bigger, something that their heart wants.
If you religiously follow the food scene in Mumbai, The Bohri Kitchen, needs no introduction. And, for those of you who are wondering what we are talking about, here’s a quick introduction to the city’s smartest food start up.
What makes us tick 👇 #Repost @bombayhippies (@get_repost) ・・・ Arranged an iftiar last night at my house with nearly 30 guests. Served the dinner in a Bohri themed dinner which was really well appreciated by my guests. Ordered food from @thebohrikitchen which included Mutton kheema Samosa, Chicken Russian Cutlet and Chicken 65 for starters. I would highly recommend you all to try their samosa. It was simply delicious . Talking about the main course, we ordered Mutton Dum Biryani. The biryani had a smoky flavour , the mutton bones added more richness and flavour to the biryani. But the highlight of the entire dinner was their Red masala Raan. The mutton was marinated for 24 hours which makes it so soft and succulent. Overall I had a great experience as their staff were kind enough to help me out with the entire process from ordering or delivery. #bombayhippies #mumbai #rashmisfoodiepicks #follow #followme #follow4follow #followforfollow #like4like #likeforlike #likesforlikes #followstagram #followspree #likes4likes #fresh #blogger #foodblogger #mumbaidiaries #instagram #instapic #instagood #food #foodporn #foodie #foodlover #foodgasm #foodstagram
In 2015, Munaf Kapadia, an MBA graduate who was working with Google, decided to keep his mother Nafisa away from daily soaps on TV by starting a food project. The Kapadias belong to the Bohri community, who are known for their lip-smacking thaal (a platter that consists of everything from mutton samosas, nargis kebabs, dabba gosht, kaari chawal and much more). And, Nafisa is known to bring the best of these flavours on the plate, every day at her home.
Munaf thought why not introduce the ‘maa ke haath ka khana’ that was particularly enjoyed within their own community, to the world. And, like he says, the rest is history. Now the twist in this story is that Munaf and his mother, decided to try this as an experiment and thought of calling a few people over for dinner at their residence.
Via e-mail and a few calls, Munaf brought home a group of girls (who reached out to him through his word of mouth campaign), for their first tasting. He charged them Rs. 700. By then he also named their project The Bohri Kitchen and created a Facebook page.
Soon, Munaf got busier than his mother, and quit his fancy job at Google, to build a food revoulation.
Munaf’s mother Nafisa was always interested in watching cooking shows on television and is an excellent cook herself. Taking tips from his mother, he decided to open a food chain. The idea to invite people over for a paid meal was a hit and that’s how The Bohri Kitchen, a concept food dining experience in Mumbai, was born.
As time passed, the demand for TBK’s samosas received such a hype among famous celebrities and five-star hotels. A variety of dishes other than samosas such as nargis kebab, dabba gosht, and many others also are equally famous.
You wanna know what the best part is? Despite this restaurant being only a year old, it has a turnover of Rs 50 lakh. Munaf wishes to expand and increase the yearly turnover to nearly Rs 5 crore in a few years.
His restaurant is so famous that people wait in long queues to get their turn. Munaf has also been featured in the Forbes Under 30 list and credits his entire life changing journey to his mother!
Looks like quitting the job at Google wasn’t that bad of an idea after all.