Indian street food vendor brings authentic cuisine to Doncaster

A popular Indian food stall is launching a new menu at the end of January and hopes to expand to more premises around Doncaster.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 4:00 pm
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 4:00 pm

Jagdish Bisht, aged 40, from Barnsley, set up his business Indian Food Hawker in the New Wool Market 10 months ago.

He said: “I was born in India but I moved to the UK 15 years ago.

“This is my first food venture - spice is in my blood and I wanted to bring something different to Doncaster.”

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Jagdish at Indian Food Hawker
Jagdish at Indian Food Hawker

Jagdish is keen to bring a diverse menu into the Doncaster food market, based on his favourite dishes he learnt to cook in India.

“My love for cooking started when I was a kid, around six years old,” added Jagdish.

“My Dad was a banker and I had this feeling that I wanted to help him around the house- so I decided to cook rice like I had seen him do.

“It was made in these big old pots and I didn’t know what I was doing – I burnt it of course but ever since then food has given me joy.”

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Jagdish runs the only Indian in the Wool Market and he says that business is booming.

He said: “We serve Indian street food with dishes such as samosas and onion bhajis.

“The Bhajis is probably the most popular dish on the menu we get people telling us it’s the best they have ever had.

“I love to see people smile when they eat my food - it’s great when people come back to say thank you after a meal.

“The response to our food stall has been overwhelmingly positive.

“We hope to expand the business into other areas of Doncaster.”

The stall is getting ready to launch a new menu at the end of this month.

“Our food ranges from curries to the Chappa Bogh, which is 56 dishes on one platter.

“At the end of January we’re hoping to introduce even more street food options to the menu.”