Street food expert and founder of Bristol’s StrEAT Food Collective, Navina Bartlett, has launched a brand new range of four convenient South Indian meal pots and is delivering to Bristol office workers to enjoy at lunchtimes.
Navina Bartlett, who ran the Coconut Chilli stall within the collective, has been inspired by the ingredients in the Coorg region, in the coffee hills above India’s ‘silicon city’ Bangalore.
“Street food is certainly a passion of mine and I loved the vibe at the events, but vendors have a short season in which to trade and I need to generate custom every week of the year. I have spent the last few months developing a range of dishes that can be bought chilled and heated at work or home.”
The ready meals are made in small batches by hand in Yate, just outside Bristol and include a spicy lamb and black pepper keema meatballs in spicy coconut gravy as well as creamy shrimp and coconut milk korma with crunchy cashews.
Navina Bartlett, Managing Director, Coconut Chilli states;
“The Coorg region is where I spent many a summer on my aunt’s coffee estate. The hillsides house has acres of coffee bushes and there are a huge variety of plants growing in amongst the coffee. Ingredients include coconuts, bamboo, pumpkin, cardamom, oranges and chillies.”
The meal pots are sold chilled and can be heated in a microwave in three minutes.
Companies such as Rockpool and E3 at Paintworks, Big Bang Post Production in Clifton along with Vouchercloud and Bristol Natural History Consortium in the city centre have recently enjoyed Coconut Chilli lunches.
Coconut Chilli was one of the talented street food vendors trading as part of Bristol’s StrEAT Food Collective night markets last year.