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Fun, food and folklore

- South Indian inspired food, catering and workshops -

Breath is food
The body eats food
This Body rests on the breath
Breath rests on the body
Food is resting on food
The one who knows this becomes rich in food and great in fame
(Taittiriya Upanishad 11.7)

We’re open!

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Where do you go to get your chilli fix...

Our 6th Birthday!

Lungi Babas is turning 6 this year! We are celebrating with a video, a gift from our regular customer, friend and now our latest team member, Tom Veck! You will see him serving our street food at Loop de Loop in Frome during the week. (Some of you will know Tom from Rocktopus.)

Lungi Babas’ new train is also getting ready! Our new extraction system for our Train Station Approach venue here in Frome, Somerset, has been installed. We are very excited as it means we can now work on extending our opening times and introducing new products.

“Where do you go to get your chilli fix – Lungi Babas – Lungi Babas…..”

Stay safe and healthy. With love, from all the crew at Lungi Babas 

 

Workshops!

Give the gift of excellent food cooked at home

Why not buy a voucher as a gift for someone special or book a workshop for yourself!

Fun, educational and tasty cooking workshops. Delivered by our head chef Mahesh, via your computer to the comfort of your home.

Do you need an exciting present for your family? Or do you want to learn how to cook a delicious vegetarian, South Indian inspired meal yourself? Mahesh loves to share his wonderful style of cooking and storytelling, mixing fun, food and folklore with bespoke workshops designed specially for you if there’s something specific you would like to learn!

Obviously because of COVID19 we have been tweaking the original format to make it accessible online. Or you are very welcome to wait till face to face workshops are allowed again… fingers crossed!

Online personal 1 to 1 workshop = £120

This is a personal workshop just for you. You can of course have someone else from your household joining you to help out (and learn).

Online group workshop – £30 per person

This is a workshop where you will join in online with others who you may or may not know. Group sizes will be kept small (min 4 people). Dates to be confirmed soon.

Gift Vouchers are available now. Contact us to purchase this gift for your loved ones (or for yourself)!

 

This year Leila and I decided to buy my parents a days cooking class as a Christmas present.They had an amazing day learning the art of Indian cuisine with the brilliant chef and story teller Mahesh Sharma Kommu. Probably the best present ever!!!Thanks Mahesh, you are a star…

Daniel

Thalis For Tales

Fundraiser for OpenStoryTellers, enabling friendships and opportunity for people with learning disabilities and autism

Lungi Babas and Sustainable Frome are very excited to be supporting OpenStorytellers with raising funds for their new Outreach work.

We are celebrating our coming 6th year birthday with a fundraiser for OpenStoryTellers.

We’re working with Sustainable Frome and OpenStoryTellers to enable friendships and opportunity for people with learning disabilities and autism.

#ThalisForTales

- Food is energy -

Life is too short to eat food that isn’t tasty and satisfying. Our food includes all six tastes of nature at every meal so that the major food groups and nutrients are represented and you feel satisfied. We mix home cooked food made from scratch with stories and community focused events.

We are a Frome based business on a mission to provide nourishing food at affordable prices, using ingredients that are as seasonal, locally sourced and environmentally friendly as we can. Yum! Our products and services include popup events, cooking workshops, bespoke events catering and our regular South Indian inspired Thali lunch plate, normally served from our al fresco cafe Loop de Loop.

 Now more than ever, Lungi Babas is committed to providing freshly-cooked, nutritious food to Frome and the wider community! Let us help you eat healthy and fresh food to nourish your bodies and your immune system.

Health & Safety: Your health and safety continue to be our priority. Our hygiene rating continues to be 5, the highest. Any employee who feels unwell will stay at home. We follow all government COVID19 guidelines to keep you and our workers safe. Please do wear a mask if you can to pick up your food from us, and remember to stay 2m away from other customers if you have to queue.

If you need any other support while staying at home, please let us know. We will try to help you or to direct you to someone who can. Lets all try and support one another.

LUNCH - Street food lunches at Loop de Loop!!

Lungi Babas at our al fresco venue Loop de Loop (located in Market Yard Car Park). Super Snack Special Meal, Stuffed Roti Meal, Bonda & Vada Meal – Yum! No need to pre-order just come and take away between 12,30 and 2,30pm

 

 

DINNER - Order your Thali for delivery or collection

Apologies for lack of deliveries at the moment! We are working hard to fix some technical issues with our electric bicycle. You can order ahead for collection Wednesday to Saturday (18:00-19:30). We are only doing pick up at the moment. You don’t need to live in BA11 to order for pick up. If you miss the deadline do give us a ring before 5pm, we will always try and feed you if we can!

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The food is always delicious and freshly cooked, I travel a round trip of 13 miles to enjoy the exciting flavours…

Kathryn Scarlett

Unbelievable authentic south east Indian food cooked with fresh spices and even fresher veg so you don’t have to watch how much you eat.

Jacob Preston

- Our menu -

We're open! 

New products at Loop de Loop (located in Market Yard Car Park) - just come and takeaway. 12:30-14:30

Dinner for pick up at our site at the Train Station Approach site (BA11 5JU). 18:00-19:30. Order below.

We do South Indian inspired street food lunch and one South Indian inspired Thali for the evening. Our Thali plate consists of a generous combination of perfectly matched dishes. We also have a guest chef on Saturdays lunch time at Loop de Loop.

All Moong daal, cumin, mustard and brown rice are organic and sourced from Frome Whole Foods store.

Menu this week
 
Wednesday 20th January
 
Lunch:
Super Snack Special! Serving our Pakora (crunchy, soft and sweet onion), Gobi Manchuria (gently spiced cauliflower), and Aloo Bonda (potato with ginger and green chilli) all fried with a delicious, gently spiced, gram flour batter (gluten free), with our NEW Vada (delicious fried dumpling made from soaked and ground lentils, herbs, spices and onions) and served with a seasonal salad, toasted seeds, yogurt and spicy chutney (contains mustard)! Only £6 takeaway from Loop de Loop.
 
Dinner:

Lovely Lemony Lentils

Carrots, cabbage and peas

Organic Brown Basmati Rice

Spice no compromise Tomato Chutney

*contains mustard

Thursday 21st January

Lunch:

Roti Day! A soft organic wheat flour flat bread with spiced lentil flavouring (also known as Dal poori, sorry not gluten free) filled with gently spiced potato, sweet potato, carrot and spinach, and a spicy tomato sauce (contains mustard). Only £6 takeaway from Loop de Loop

Dinner:

Mung Dal

Cabbage and green peas with coconut

Organic Brown Basmati Rice

Carrot Chutney

*contains mustard

Friday 22nd January

Lunch

Bonda & Vada Day! Serving our Aloo Bonda (fried potato dumplings with ginger, green chilli and fresh coriander and a gently spiced gram flour batter), with NEW Vada (delicious fried dumpling made from soaked and ground lentils, herbs, spices and onion) all served with a seasonal salad, toasted seeds, yogurt and spicy chutney.  Only £6 takeaway from Loop de Loop.

Dinner

Mukula Pulusu (hot sweet and sour curry with tamarind, sweet potato and squash)

Lemon Rice (White Basmati with a fresh spicy lemon Tarka)

Indian Bubble and Squeak (potatoes cooked with cabbage and onions, spices, ginger and green chilli)

‘Spice No compromise’ Tomato Chutney

*contains mustard

Saturday 23rd January
Lunch:
JJ’s Doubles will be there as always with Trinidad’s No. 1 street food. A delicately spiced organic chickpea curry between two fluffy chewy fried breads made from organic wheat flour, together with a few, chutneys, pickles and sauces. *containes wheat/gluten Only £4 each!

Dinner:

Aloo Muttar (rich, spicy and aromatic potato and pea masala)

Cumin Fried Rice (white basmati with fried whole cumin seed)

Rudy Special (mixed seasonal veggies with coconut)

Sesame Chutney

*contains seeds and mustard

Please order your dinner below before 2pm (this helps us to reduce food waste to be more environmentally friendly, thank you!). If you miss the deadline and are desperate for curry ring before 5pm and we’ll always feed you if we can.

Covid-19 update

Due to COVID-19 we have closed supper clubs and events catering temporarily. However, if you have a special occasion to plan ahead for, do get in touch for a chat – lockdown won’t last forever!

Your health and safety continue to be our priority. We offer contactless delivery with a smile and a namasthe. Our hygiene rating continues to be 5/5. Any employee who feels unwell will stay at home. The Government and NHS guidance has stated that it is very unlikely the coronavirus can be spread through packages or food. While food packaging is not known to present a specific risk, we make sure any package is clean and handled in line with usual food safety practices. We follow guidelines closely and will update you if there are any changes to advice around food.

Let us help you eat healthy and fresh food to nourish your bodies and boost your immune system. If you need any other support while staying at home, please let us know. We will try to help you or to direct you to someone who can.

Thanks for all the love Frome and beyond, boomeranging it right back atcha! Stay safe and healthy. With love, the Lungi Babas team.

We'd love to hear from you

If you have a special occasion to plan ahead for or want to gift a cooking workshop to someone, do get in touch for a chat – lockdown won’t last forever.

Want to ask us a question, or talk to us about anything that you think could make Lungi Babas better and make good food available to more people? We love hearing from our community.

Call us on 07468421129 or send us your details and we will get back to you.