Horn OK Please
Mixing together comfort, colour and spice
Why we love them
First of all, Gaurav is one of the most adorable people we've ever met. The guy is perky! Just a really great, buoyant guy who is head over heels for the kerb life. Of course his partner, Sandhya, is vital to the Horn OK medley and it is so good to see two friends getting so stuck in to it all. Their stall is a taste of that medley and offers a multitude of different textures, colours, layers of spice, all carefully gathered together - foraged from atop their heaving table - to produce a box groaning with Indian niceness.
What they serve
Four of our key dishes
Moong Dal Dosa
This is gluten free lentil and rice 'crepe' filled with our special recipe masala potato and served with home made chutneys and chickpeas (channa chaat) all topped with crunch chickpea noodles (sev) and pomegranate
Our signature dish that is a explosive combination of flavours and textures. Mixture of puffed rice, sev, home made chutneys and tomato, coriander, potato, pomegranate
A layered treat in anyones books. A large vegetable samosa topped with channa chaat with all the spiciness, textures and flavours HOP is known for.
Egg Kati Roll
A Desi (Indian) Omelette wrapped into a fluffy parata with our mint and coriander chutney
In their own words
Between us Gaurav and I have lived in the UK for half our lives but still missed the true taste of Indian street food without the frills of a fancy restaurant setting. We feel that London was missing out on the whole street food experience found throughout the sub-continent. We want to expand peoples perceptions of Indian food away from their local curry house. We put our passion into every plate and ensure that every customer gets a holistic experience and not just a delicious meal.
– Sandhya Aiyar and Gaurav Gautam
Why the kerb life
With every plate of food we also inject our passion for the Indian street culture and ensure that every customer gets a holistic experience and not just a delicious meal.
We look meeting and talk to people and sharing our experiences from food to travel.
This year we were exposed to a whole new set of traders who have made it into our list along with old favourites.
For Sandhya its Miss P's with the grilled fish and Batch Bakery for sweet treats.
For Gaurav its the old veggie favourites from Bleecker St, Tongue 'n' Cheek and Luardos.
We both can't start a KERB trading day without a coffee from Noble Expresso.