Khushi’s On The Move

by Laura Berry

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Mithas on the Move 01An award winning Indian restaurant will be turning up the heat during this year’s Edinburgh Festival as it takes its spicy tikka wraps and exotic curry dishes to the Capital’s streets.

Khushis’s, the acclaimed family restaurant group credited with bringing Indian cuisine to Scotland, will now serve up a selection of its top dishes from its flagship Khushi’s restaurant to revellers at this year’s Edinburgh Festival in a specially commissioned trailer called Khushi’s On The Move.

Located on George Street, the mobile restaurant’s chefs will be on hand to feed hungry tourists and residents enjoy the festival atmosphere, giving them a chance to sample some of the best Indian cuisine in the city.

Diners at Kushi’s On The Move can choose from a selection of spicy wraps and curries served with a selection of rice, with prices starting at just £3.50 for a portion of vegetable pakoras served with a spicy chilli dip.

Jaimon George, Group General Manager at Khushi’s said: “This is great news that we will now be able to take our award winning Indian food to the streets of Edinburgh and with thousands of people expected to the city next month hopefully our trailer will be busy with hungry punters.

“The menu we have come up with for Khushi’s On The Move focuses on offering simple food which can be eaten and enjoyed on the move, yet still offers that restaurant quality and has that rich flavour and exotic spice for which our restaurants are famous for.”

Khushi’s has renovated the special airstream trailer which features traditional Indian cookers and hot plates all commissioned and designed to help ensure the same quality and same flavour of food diners would usually experience at its restaurants.

Khushi’s On The Move will be located at George Street from August 2nd – August 26th but it is also hoped that the trailer will become a regular feature at future food and drink events in Edinburgh and beyond.

The first Khushi’s restaurant – regarded as Scotland’s original curry house – was opened in 1947 in Edinburgh’s Potterrow by Khushi Mohammed, a penniless Indian immigrant who arrived in Britain in the mid 1930s after being lured by the Commonwealth promise of work and a better life. The restaurant quickly became popular with the city’s growing Asian community, many of whom were studying at nearby Edinburgh University.

The Potterrow restaurant gave way to various locations until, in 1974, it opened in Drummond Street with Khushi’s wife Hamida, replacing him in the kitchen, before Islam Mohammed took over the business in 1989 and oversaw the move to Victoria Street and the development of Mithas.

Khushi’s, which also has a restaurant in Canmore Street, Dunfermline, employs 40 people.

More information about Khushi’s can be found at www.khushis.com

Public relations in Scotland for Unchained Restaurants is handled by the expert PR team at Holyrood Partnership, providing strategic communication advice and media relations.

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