CHILLI PASTE WITH PUNJABI TASTE: Mindi Keane was a wallpaper design manager for a UK company when she met her Irish husband Eamon and moved to Knocklyon in Dublin 16. Last year, the company she was working for went out of business. “I had time to think about myself and what I really wanted,” she says. “Like my mother and grandmother, I enjoy cooking healthy, clean Indian food.”
She launched the Mama Nagi’s range of chilli pastes – blends of fresh raw herbs and spices that can be used as marinades, dips, and stir-fry or stir-in sauces. They are based on her mother’s Punjabi recipes although Mama Nagi now lives in Lancashire. Keane signed up for the SuperValu Food Academy programme and her product has been accepted into up to 20 stores, from September. In the meantime, she sells three pastes, Hot Punjabi Chilli, Keralan Coconut Chilli and Bengali Sweet Chilli, at the Herbert Park Sunday food market in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. See mamanagis.ie for stockists and recipes.
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