The Middle India Co.

I was born and raised in Hyderabad India. I came to the USA at the age of 19 and immediately got married and soon afterward I started to cook. I realized that I did not know the first thing about cooking, or where to start or how. Once I started, I realized another thing I did not enjoy cooking either. So why am I doing it, besides the fact that it is one of the necessities of life. But what I did enjoy was hosting and making my husband happy and that was reason enough to keep going. He is a foodie. He loves good food and enjoys it immensely when it turned out good which was not that often. On the other hand, I am not a foodie and that made the struggle even harder as he became my worst critic, and he still is to this day and my biggest supporter. During this period of struggle and discovery, my dad gave me an Indian cookbook in a language I couldn’t read but my husband could. Come to think of it I think that it was a brilliant strategy on my dad’s part to make us work together and appreciate each other. So, he read it to me and explained the very authentic Indian and Moghul dishes from this book. I took notes, asked my mom a lot of questions and learned to cook with just a few of the ingredients as a lot of them were not easily available at that time.

And thus began my journey into life and its many aspects facing culture shock on a daily basis. One thing that was constantly staring me in the face was lack of poverty all around me and how privileged I was. And I wanted to do something about it. But not until I read the book “Banker to The Poor” by Nobel prize winner Mohammad Yunus that it all clicked. I decided to start a business that helped everyone eat tastier Indian food and along the way help feed the poor in India. But soon afterward I was diagnosed with breast cancer and 11 months later with thyroid cancer. And all of life’s plans were put on hold. And as I was gearing up to get into the action a few years later life threw me another curve ball, a car accident that hurt my neck and tore the tendon in my right hand. A few surgeries later that required a plate and 6 screws in my neck and lots of therapy I am again ready to spring into action. So finally my decades-long dream of starting my own socially conscious spice business came into being. For every item you buy, will help feed a hungry child in India.

Phone Number

(255) 352-6258

Open Every Day

8AM – 5PM