Gary & Isabel MacGurn started making their fresh chutneys in 1995, selling them first to local Hamptons gourmet markets and then in New York City to Fairway, Zabars, Balducci's and others.
In 1997, the couple opened their first dosa shop in Amagansett. The dosas (large, crispy, sourdough crepes) were an instant success. Lines formed for lunch at this Hamptons hot spot. Customers who ordered dosas looked over the counter and watched them being made. Even with hungry people lined up at the counter, the airiness of the place and the devotional Indian chants playing in the background made for a calming atmosphere.
Isabel and Gary met at the Siddha Yoga Meditation ashram in Ganeshpuri, India. They were both doing seva - selfless service - in the ashram kitchen, where devotees from all over India and around the world cooked for hundreds or thousands of people.