Onion bhaji mix, produced by one-man business Leela’s Kitchen, based in Douglas, has been shortlisted in the 37th U.K Quality Food Awards.
Kumar Menon said: ‘I’m delighted to have been shortlisted in the Quality Food Awards. I’m sure my grandma Leela would be proud of this achievement.’
Kumar added: ‘I strive to ensure my products use the best ingredients, and feedback from my customers is extremely positive, I’m glad the judges thought so too.’
Leela’s Kitchen onion bhaji mix was among thousands of products, from across the British Isles to have been called in for a rigorous judging process.
After four weeks of judging, the onion bhaji mix has been shortlisted in the home baking category.
Offering the chance to be crowned the best product on grocery shelves, the Quality Food Awards are considered the ultimate endorsement of food products on offer to consumers.
And, because each product is put through a rigorously fair judging process by a prestigious team of more than 200 food experts, consumers and entrants can buy products safe in the knowledge that each shortlisted and winning accreditation is credible and deserved.
Kumar’s onion bhaji mix is available to buy online from leelaskitchen.co.uk
It is also available at a number of outlets including The Food Assembly, Robinson’s, Tynwald Mills, The Good Health Store, Port Erin, Vivaldi catering, Bride, The Welcome Centre at the sea terminal and Mostly Manx.
Kumar said: ‘I’m always looking to expand, so if any companies out there would like to be part of my distribution family, give me a shout.’
Kumar was busy last weekend exhibiting his work at the Isle of Man Food and Drink Festival.
As reported in Business News the man behind Leela’s kitchen in the island has been making a name for himself spicing up people’s lives with his cookery products.
He gives people across the island an opportunity to experience the exotic tastes of Indian cuisine in their own home, and he is involved in cooking workshops and other projects. Kumar who lives in Douglas, named Leela’s Kitchen after his late grandmother and his 11-year-old daughter, both called Leela.
The awards are organised by Metropolis Business Media. Group publisher Helen Lyons said: ‘Now in its 37th year, these prestigious awards are perfect for small and large producers alike.’ The winners will be announced at London’s Grosvenor House on November 10,