The way Indians eat at home
and on their streets

Nisha had a nagging obsession to build an eatery serving the kind of food Indians eat at home and on their streets so in 2014 she gave up her 20-year career as a Barrister to create Mowgli.

Born in Ormskirk, Lancashire, the daughter of Indian immigrant doctors, Nisha Katona is the founder, CEO, executive and development chef of Mowgli Street Food restaurants. Working tirelessly as a Child Protection Barrister for 20 years, she gave it all up in 2014 to build Mowgli.

Her obsession with taking her ancestral offerings to the market and building an eatery serving the kind of food Indians eat at home and on their streets, led her to her first restaurant. Her first Mowgli was born in the hinterlands of Liverpool’s Bold Street, and she opened Manchester less than a year later. Passionate about growth, she builds Mowgli simply to enrich lives in the cities we go to, by creating jobs in a nourishing workplace, giving back to our communities through charitable giving and spreading the love of an Indian home kitchen.

Mowgli is all about the type of food that Indians cook and eat at home; born to feed the raw need Indians have for dishes full of fresh, bright, intense flavour.

Mowgli is about the smash and grab zing of healthy, light, virtuosic herbs and spices. The simple dishes on the Mowgli menu are cooked fresh in each restaurant every morning. The aromas floating down the road should tell you all you need to know about us truly being your neighbourhood Indian home kitchen.

Today, Mowgli Street Food is recognised as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies.

It is Nisha’s ambition to continue growing Mowgli Street Food with an overriding aim to enrich lives in the cities she goes to.

This is done through creating jobs in a nurturing workplace, sponsoring a child in need for each full-time employee and dedicating each restaurant to a local charity. The Mowgli Trust has raised over a million pounds for local and world charities.

As well as being the CEO of Mowgli Nisha works extensively as a business and food expert on several projects across the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4. Her work also features across a number of publications including the The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Independent and The Guardian. She is the author of 5 cookbooks. Nisha received an MBE in the 2019 New Year Honours List for services to the food industry.