About Little India
OUR STORYLittle India is a family business. Founded by Sukhi Gill in Dunedin in 1991, the family restaurant has grown from humble beginnings to a nationwide business, with over 16 Little India restaurants throughout New Zealand.
OUR HISTORYSukhi and Joanna Gill began with a small dairy, and adjoining fish and chip shop, in Ravensbourne just outside Dunedin.
When Sukhi’s mother and father visited from India, Sukhi decided to add a few Indian dishes to the fish and chip shop’s menu. Soon there were lines of people down the street wanting to enjoy the new Indian dishes. With a single electric stove struggling to keep up with demand, Joanna (a chef) and Sukhi (an accountant) decided to open a New Zealand Indian restaurant.
After training in a family friend’s restaurant in Australia, Sukhi returned and opened the first Little India restaurant in 1991.
Little India is a family business. Founded by Sukhi Gill in Dunedin in 1991, the family restaurant has grown from humble beginnings to a nationwide business, with over 16 Little India restaurants throughout New Zealand.
Mani Raj is the owner operator of Little India in Nelson and he runs the restaurant together with his wife Sonia who takes an active role behind the scenes. Both were born in Amritsar, in Northern India, and is where they met. Mani and his Sonia are are dedicated to sharing their traditional punjabi food with locals. The best Indian food always carries with it a long history of family traditions and heritage, with recipes usually passed down from one generation to the next. All recipes at Little India comes from the family’s grandmother Premjit Kaur and the chefs are all trained by Premjit in India.
OUR FAMILYOur family comes from the Punjab region of North India.
The recipes we use have come from the kitchen of our Grandmother Premjit Kaur Gill. She has trained every one of Little India’s head chefs in her own kitchen in Chandigarh.
OUR FOODWe cook the legendary Indian food dishes of North India, The Punjab. Our careful preparation makes our Indian food beautiful to behold and addictive to the palate.
We also use traditional tandoors which have a clay pot and are fired by charcoal. They give our naans and meat their authentic flavour.
Check out our online menu or come in to one of our restaurants today.
Good health and happiness. Enjoy!
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