Total loan: $15,000


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Madison, WI, United States / Food

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A loan helped fulfill my late Dad's dream of bringing my Mom’s Indian recipes to the world!

Saraswathy's story

Growing up in India, I was constantly assaulted by a platoon of aromatic flavors, wafting out of my mom’s kitchen, where she labored lovingly over a hot gas stove, patiently churning out delightful Indian delicacies! Married to a decorated combat pilot in the Indian Air Force, my mother was used to throwing elaborate house parties, at times feeding more than 70 salivating mouths lining up to savor the delicately flavored Indian vegetarian meals she effortlessly, and single-handedly, conjured up! Each dish was a masterpiece, each recipe augmented by a multitude of spices, each spice loaded with nutritional and medicinal benefits. My Dad’s retirement dream was to share my mom’s wonderful food with the rest of the community by selling her creations on a food cart! My mom instilled in me the love of cooking many different cuisines of the many Indian states where my Dad was stationed during my childhood and teenage years. Needless to say, when my husband and I immigrated from India to USA in 1993 with our 9-year old son to pursue careers in IT, I brought along fond memories of my mom’s cooking and of course, her traditional recipes! Over the years, I have always aspired to fulfill my late father’s dreams and found the opportunity to do so with the help of my supportive husband, Partha, when we co-founded our company FillMyRecipe LLC, in August 2012. Together, we planned and created Flavor Temptations Indian spice kits that contain my mom's easy-to-follow recipes and pre-measured individually packed spices that are imported directly from India.