From my grandmother Dolly, I inherited a lifelong love for Indian food.

Hearty, bursting with flavours, her food always tasted like a tight hug from home. If they can taste the love, they will love the taste, she taught us.

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But, cooking Indian at home always felt tedious and hard.

Growing up in New Zealand, I always ended up just getting a takeaway. It took moving back to India, starting a food blog and experimenting (many, many times) with spices to understand how to balance Indian flavours.

My most important lesson? A handful of Indian flavours can make all my everyday meals taste better!

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  • Family owned

    Our pastes are made using recipes passed down to us through friends and family. My husband and I do all the cooking and bottle filling, our children help with the packaging and Instagram posing (luckily we don't have to pay them just yet).

  • Made with love

    We put the time and care at our end to make 'cooking from scratch' easy at your end. Our spices are sourced locally. We then individually dry-roast them to extract their full flavour before cooking our pastes to ensure they are safe to eat direct from the jar!

  • Versatile

    With Dolly Mumma we want to make it easy to cook flavourful hearty meals. From a dahl to a prawn stir-fry, from saag paneer to a Sunday roast and from a light yoghurt dressing to a yummy curry, our versatile pastes will level up all your meals.

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We were one of the chosen Highly Commended Finalists of 957 entries in NZ's biggest artisan food competition. That's award-winning enough for us!

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