A mother’s recipe is loved by all her kids. They surely know how to make and use magic, and sometimes, they get lucky by making it an empire! This brother-sister due from Pune – Shivang and Shivika Sood – decided to sell their mother’s kheer recipe in an assortment of flavors and the result? They are now making crores in annual turnovers!
La Kheer Deli aka LKD popularly in Pune is the hotshot destination for yummy kheer desserts. It started off after Shivang got an idea from a friend to try nutella and brownie flavours in kheer. Traditional kheer is served hot, but this time he tried to make it frozen, so it would taste and feel like a mousse with bits and pieces of sweet tit-bits. And it worked!
Soon, the family started making different variants of kheer and serving it at parties to understand the market for the same. They received positive feedback constantly which resulted in make 44 units of kheer one day. All got sold out instantly after which 82 and 100 units respectively were prepared for the next 2 days. Even those got sold out the same day which paved the way for creating kheer on the weekends and selling it to family, friends and potential customers in and around the city.
Once the demand increased, the family decided to expand their business in March 2019 by preparing a central kitchen. Their mother, Sonia, supervises and monitors the quality of kheer every day before selling it out. Currently, the LKD menu contains Coupe Gulkand Kheer, Coupe Brownie Kheer, Coupe Mocha Kheer, Coup Strawberry and Aam Kheer and more. Their customers love the varieties and have praised the quality of the products and their services from time to time.
In addition to selling kheer, they also try to provide microgreen seeds with every purchase so that customers can start their own farming practices and delve into organic produce. Since 2017, the LKD team has sold more than 3 lakh seeds.
In 2021, LKD is spread across JM Road, Pune, Hinjewadi, Kothrud, Baner and Viman Nagar. They also opened a new outlet in Girgaon, Mumbai the last year. LKD strives to spread across pan-India in the years to come.
Would you like to try their assorted kheer variants?
Source: The Better India