Lungi Babas logo with two men in lungis

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)

- Food is energy -

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.

We use more sustainable packaging, compost our food waste with local composting org Loop, and our website is powered by an ethical, green co-op (Webarchitects Co-operative). We aim for minimum food waste (including asking for orders by 4pm for evening meals)⁠ and use local resources when we can, including local Frome Field 2 Fork veggies⁠.

“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!”

Loop de Loop & 11 Chillies Express

Eat with us for lunch & dinner

We serve tasty, healthy and affordable lunch and dinner in Frome for you as an individual or business.

Our venue: 11 Chillies Express (Train Station Approach, BA11 1RE). Sorry, Loop de Loop (located in Market Yard Car Park, Justice Lane, BA11 1BE) closed for maintenance until further notice.

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



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.

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. Let us know if there’s something specific you would like to learn!

1 to 1 workshop = £150

In person or online. 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).

Group workshop – £30 per person

In person or online. This is a workshop where you will join in with others who you may or may not know. Group sizes will be kept small (min 4 people). Dates to be confirmed soon. Or contact us to book it for you and your friends.

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…”


Book us for your event

We are now taking bookings for events catering again!

Bringing feel-good, home-cooked and tasty food to individuals and businesses.

We love to help people celebrate. Whatever your event we can create delicious bespoke meals with:

  • Exciting South Indian inspired menus
  • Mixed vegetarian menus
  • Vegan/GF and other dietary requirements always available.

We can offer buffet or table service options, adding a fun folklore element if desired. We love to help people celebrate! We normally do catering for Frome and surrounding areas, South West UK and Greater London. Anywhere else, get in touch and we see what we can do!

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

Our 6th Birthday!

Lungi Babas turned 6 in 2020! 

“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 


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.

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.