Under the brand name Kerala Curry, Ann Varkey makes authentic Southern Indian cuisine in Pittsboro. The pre-packed dinners and do-it-yourself sauces use her personal recipes.
Kerala is located on the west coast at the tip of India. Since ancient times, the region had legendary spices, which eventually attracted traders from Europe and resulted in wars to control the spices. But throughout the tumultuous times, the matriarchs of a few Keralite families guarded their secret recipes, handing them down through the generations. Ann, the founder and CEO of Kerala Curry, comes from one such family. Her curries retain the long culinary tradition of her family.
Kerala Curry is a Goodness Grows in North Carolina company. They produce curry sauces, chutneys, masalas, frozen meals, and fresh meals, all of which are 100 percent natural, gluten-free, and free of MSG, artificial colors and preservatives, corn syrup, and modified food starches. Products are made in a federally-inspected plant, slow cooked in gas-fired kettles in small batches.