Hails from:

Vizag, “which is a beautiful city port called ‘the city of destiny’ that is located in southern India” says Kalpana.

Her story:

Kalpana is the founder of Kays Curries, an online store featuring ready-to-cook kits for delicious authentic Indian food. “Indian food can take time to cook: There’s the prep time, the complex spices, and the actual cooking time,” says Kalpana, who came up with her business idea trying to simplify the cooking process and yet have sustainable healthier options—for herself, and then others. That’s how Kays Curries was born, to solve my own problem and cook quickly delicious Indian food. No prep, no grocery shopping, no subscriptions. To enjoy Kays curries, just add water to your kit and cook for 15 min.

Her specialty:

Chicken Biryani, a basmati rice and chicken cooked in a blend of spices. “People love the fact that they can cook delicious Chicken Biryani in about 20 min. My mother’s and grandmother’s masala spice mix, included in the kit, is the secret key ingredient. It comes with just the right amount of spiciness making it palatable for any audience” says Kalpana

Her business:

Her goal is to get into “mom and pop” specialty food stores nationwide by the end of this year! She wants to show people that eating healthy food shouldn’t come with a high price, nor a long process. “Cooking and eating healthy food is possible with convenience, and with Kay Curries you can provide meals at $5 per serving,” says Kalpana.

In her words:

“What attracted me to Nibble is the program’s mission to help diverse, immigrant entrepreneurs to make their dreams a reality. I also love that Nibble helps with educating Somerville residents about other cultures through their chefs, classes, and the pop-ups. In addition, I love how dedicated Nibble’s staff is to help their entrepreneurs every step of the way. Special thanks to Tony, Maria, and Rachel.