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OUR STORY

Sobhna’s curry pastes and spice blends are made for you to easily and quickly replicate traditional home-made Indian food in the comfort of your house. These are meals that we eat at home both here in Aotearoa as well as back in India and the UK. We source, clean and roast whole spices ourselves so you get only the very best.

We share with you all of our recipes and video tutorials so that you can make beautiful aromatic and delicious meals at home. Curries using eggplant, okra, chickpeas, lentils, cauliflower and so much more as well as family favourites like butter chicken, korma, vindaloo and tikka masala. We even have our own YouTube Channel where you will find super delicious and easy to follow cooking tutorials so that you can impress your friends and whanau with amazing meals using our curry pastes and spice blends.

sobhna's authen indian cuisine sobhna and nimeesha

ABOUT SOBHNA

This is my beautiful mum, Sobhna. She was born in Zanzibar, before moving to India when she was a young girl. After getting married, mum moved to the UK. In 2002, she came to live with me in New Zealand. When my son, Shiv, was born, my amazing mum gave up her job to look after him so that I could carry on with my career. When he started school, she found herself locked out of the job market due to her age. About this time my sister-in-law decided to set up a small stall selling biscuits and chutneys at the local Silverdale market. My mum would go with her to help look after my then six month old niece, Xela. This was in 2008. Over time my mum started to become more involved in the market, helping with making chutneys, followed by samosa, pakora and spring rolls.

A few years later, my sister-in-law decided to go back to work. My mum roped me into helping her so that she could carry on with her Sunday markets. Several years later, she added her curry paste, hot sauces and pickles range. She loves the process of buying whole spices, cleaning, roasting and grinding them and then blending them as she learnt to do with her mother.  

Over the years my mum has a built a strong following of Indian food lovers on her Facebook and Instagram pages. Our products are 100% natural, vegan, gluten free, keto-friendly with no artificial colours, preservatives, msg, palm or soy oil, no added sugar and no fillers. We only use ingredients of the highest quality across all of our product range, sourcing, cleaning and roasting whole spices so you get only the very best. Our products are versatile, concentrated and super delicious! You can be confident that you will get the most authentic flavours bursting out of the jar!

Sobhna’s curry pastes and spice blends are made for you to easily and quickly replicate traditional home-made Indian food in the comfort of your house. These are meals that we eat at home here in Aotearoa, as well as in India and the UK.

To find out more about our journey, visit our 'Media' page.

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