Posh Nosh offers a line of vegetarian and preservative-free sauces that encourage creativity in the kitchen
You don’t need to have studied something to pursue it. Out to prove this point is Aditi Mammen Gupta, an HR management graduate, who noticed that Chennai lacked preservative-free sauces, and decided to do something about it. “We do have good sauces here, but they are imported and cost the earth,” says Mammen Gupta, who worked on her recipes, shelf-life of products, etc, for a year and a half, before launching Posh Nosh in February. Of course, she admits that creating a new food product from scratch was a mammoth task, and this is when she enlisted help from a friend, Philip John, a Bangalore-based food consultant.
Her production unit in Mylapore creates 100 per cent vegetarian and preservative-free chocolate fudge sauce, sticky caramel sauce, creamy sweet chilli mayo spread and roasted garlic cloves. “The 100 per cent vegetarian mayo took the most time,” she agrees, politely refusing to share what she substitutes the egg yolk with. But she does mention that her favourite, the thick chocolate fudge, uses a Belgian cocoa. The most interesting product though, would have to be the roasted garlic cloves — the whole cloves are slow roasted and soaked in a herbed oil, for added flavour. “You can just spread it on bread, or add it to your pasta,” Mammen Gupta points out.
Currently working on variations of her products (a plain mayo or salted caramel for instance), she does not rule out pasta sauces in the future. And while the products are currently available at Amma Nanna, Gormei Market, Brown Tree and Nuts & Spices, she hopes to take Posh Nosh online soon and expand to other cities, Bangalore being her next target.
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