Rohini – Spisoh's co-founder is an immigrant woman from India who has been living in Stavanger for many years and has been unemployed for a long time. A trip to India during the 2nd wave of COVID gave her an opportunity to observe and experience ghost kitchens that are prominent in Kerala and food delivery apps closely from a customer point of view. She knew Stavanger was missing South Indian cuisine and she wanted to bring it here in the form of a ghost kitchen. Her supportive foodie friends – Raghu – an engineering specialist and Nitish – a strategist in an oil and gas company joined hands to make her vision a reality. Their IT understanding, solid network and operational expertise made her dream a reality in under three months.
What is authentic south Indian food?
Authentic South Indian cuisine is characterised by curries of souplike consistency and ample use of coconut in curries. The Spisoh menu is designed around three staple South Indian Foods - Porotta, Dosas, Rice and Biriyani and with different varieties of curries, wraps and street foods to go with it. Porotta is special flaky bread – which is the bread of choice for at least 120 million people in South India and Srilanka. Dosa is a fluffy savoury pancake made of fermented rice and lentil batter and is a great gluten-free alternative. Both of these bread are available in Stavanger only at Spisoh. And all their biriyanis are dum cooked. They have deliberately kept more vegetarian options on their menu, not only to satisfy the growing vegetarian population but also as part of their commitment to the environment.