About Kumar’s Dosa Bar and Farm
‘Kumar’s Dosa Bar and Farm sells authentic South Indian food at various markets and festivals in Devon and Cornwall’
Kumar’s Dosa Bar started in June 2015 when Kumar and his two daughters moved to West Devon. He bought 20 acres of grassland and woodland and ran a flock of Llanwenog sheep. He set up a food business alongside the farm selling vegan masala dosa, tomato chutney and dhal. After years questioning his choice to rear sheep for meat, he decided to give up sheep farming in Jan 2019 and give his sheep to Goodheart Animal Sanctuary in Kidderminster.
With a strong environmental and ethical ethos, Kumar has a strong belief that street food should be high quality, healthy, sourced locally and affordable to all. He wants to set up a horticultural enterprise growing vegetables for his street markets in the next few years.
Kumar was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka, and spent his childhood working on the family dairy farm. His parents came from Southern India, so he went to the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore for his B.Sc. An MSc in sustainable agriculture took him to England. Since then he has worked on various farms across the country and currently runs a travel company in India and Sri Lanka.
Kumar’s eldest daughter Daisy works in Brighton and has helps manage the marketing side of the business. Molly (the youngest) studied Veterinary Medicine and now resides close to Kumar working.