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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.

About Kumar

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.

Photo by @workinginfood

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Daisy, your blog is beautifully written. We bought your old house in Wye, you are all welcome to come and stay if ever you need to. Although there is slightly less space than when we moved in because shortly after that I got pregnant so there is now a new occupant (our second daughter)! Anyway we wanted to wish you and Kumar lots of good luck.

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    • Hi Ellie, thank you! That’s wonderful news, so exciting! Kumar sends his love to you all and says thanks for redirecting the post. If you are ever heading our way do pop in for a visit xx

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  2. Some how I hope to meet you one day. I love that you are running a small farm and cooking street food, My moms family are farmers in India so it;s nice to see an Indian family farming here. I live near Falmouth and run a pub with my husband, called The Stag Hunt Inn and I some how I ended up being the chef and am now known for my Indian menu. I have been on a mission to only cook home made curries and not the typical Indian restaurant type, so it’s really nice to see you selling real Indian food as well in the South West. Can’t wait to hear more stories, it’s like reading a really cosy book, though in real life I dare say that it’s a damp and soggy sometimes, it rains more than you think down here! but when the sun shines it’s glorious. Enjoy your new adventure, and thank you for sharing it. Usha : )

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  3. Hey Daisy, I’m an Indian girl just like (obvz your Sri Lankan but you know what I mean.) I just want to say what you are doing is amazing! As a vegan myself it’s inspiring to see that your dads compassion for animals changed his whole business idea. We sometimes forget that they are souls that are capable of pain. You should be so proud of a man like that. Give him my Regards from Leicester! If you ever come down me and my mum will serve him a gujratii feast. Will pop down to trial his masala dosa soon! X

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    • Hi! Ah thank you for your lovely message. I pass on your message to dad. It was a big decision but understandably the right one. It’s changed the business to a new light for sure. Thanks again. Yes do come down when you are down South. Daisy x

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