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 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. Cooked from scratch, using whole spices and fresh herbs. Yum!
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.
Inspired by his mother’s wonderful home cooking, Mahesh set up Lungi Babas in 2014 in Frome. Our products and services include our regular street food lunches and evening Thali. We also do cooking workshops, bespoke events catering and popup events.
“Curry with a C which also stands for Community, Compassion and Carefree Fun. Mahesh gives his customers a consideration which is rarely seen these days and his generosity to those in need is legendary… And what’s more the food recipes come direct from his mother and are traditional and authentic. If you are a curry lover you can’t go wrong here!”
We serve tasty, healthy and affordable lunch and dinner in Frome for you as an individual or business.
We have 2 venues; Loop de Loop (located in Market Yard Car Park, Justice Lane, BA11 1BE) and 11 Chillies Express (Train Station Approach, BA11 1RE).
“The food is always delicious and freshly cooked, I travel a round trip of 13 miles to enjoy the exciting flavours…”
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.
“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…”
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 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
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.