We had the good fortune of connecting with Raj Mutti and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Raj, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Starting your own business can be very rewarding.
But it’s definitely also challenging as well.
When I made the transition from being a server and cook in the restaurant to an entrepreneur, I definitely found my new task to be hard. In fact, I always say it’s much harder than just working in a restaurant than to be an owner of a restaurant.
It for sure requires commitment and dedication, resources, and sacrifice.
What should our readers know about your business?
Curryosity welcomes its guests to experience the region’s legendary and excellent hospitality. The new avatar of Indian Cuisine with a mix of California style. Our Curryosity Family takes pride in ensuring our products are made with only the best ingredients and they will make sure your plate arrives from the chef’s table to yours in highly pleasant to the taste. We’ve stayed committed to keeping the best ingredients possible in our dishes to give you the highest quality dishes at Curryosity. At this home away from home, We craft balanced feasts with flavors for all. Signature dishes include Curry mussels, Curry fried, Naan smoked salmon, Softshell Crab, Green coconut curry, Deconstructed samosa, Samosas stuffed with mozzarella cheese & spices.
Along with comfort fusion and classics, Curryosity has developed a craft cocktail selection. Indian spices like saffron and cardamom are now pantry staples for many cooks, but Raj Mutti has also found uses for the aromatic seasonings in deliciously complex cocktails. He and fellow mixologists Keelan Fennelly quickly began experimenting by making syrups with coriander, cumin, garam masala clove, cardamom, cinnamon, and black pepper. A newer creation is the sea salt, asafetida which stars in a bright and tangy cocktail called Imli temptation. It features finely strained Imli roots, vodka, and a bar-spoon of the citrusy tincture. Shaken and strained over large ice cubes, the cocktail is garnished with dehydrated lemon and brim cumin powder. Other Indian-influenced cocktails include black mint tea with green cardamom, Indian herbs, spices, and lemon ginger homemade syrup-spiked with vodka. check our cocktail list at https://curryositysd.com/cocktails/
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Curryosity is the place to be
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Credit goes to my wife Aman Mutti and two daughters who have encouraged and supported me through the entire transition. They made sure that I got enough support to make my dream true.