Nisha Katona

Restaurateur, Author & Presenter

Nisha Katona is a dedicated curry evangelist and founder of Mowgli Street Food. Nisha has appeared in various television programmes including Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and a regular slot on ITV's Lorraine in which she demonstrates her fool proof, simple recipes with ease and an infectious passion for her food.

"A dedicated curry evangelist"

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She presents in English.

How she presents

Nisha speaks from the heart offering a fascinating insight into her life struggles, the Indian culture which feeds her strong work ethic, and her hopes and vision for the future.

Books & Media

  • Mowgli Street Food: Stories and recipes from the Mowgli Street Food restaurants
  • The Spice Tree: Indian Cooking Made Beautifully Simple
  • Pimp My Rice

In Detail

Nisha Katona opened the first Mowgli Street Food in Liverpool. There are now 6 Mowgli restaurants around the UK, beloved for their fresh and tasty Indian home cooking. Nisha puts her success down to having that raw passion for serving the kind of authentic fresh food Indians eat at home and on the street. Nisha is a food writer featured in a number of publications including the Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Independent. Nisha's YouTube cooking channel has an international following. Her daily tweeted recipes have over 30k followers. She regularly appears on television and radio as a restaurant, food and business expert including becoming a regular panellist for Radio 4's Kitchen Cabinet.


Nisha proves so eloquently how one woman can empower so many others and that if you can evolve your passion into a scalable business by offering people something authentic and unique then that's the secret sauce for turning passion into profit.


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