JKS Restaurants, the business behind London's Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna restaurants, as well as Hoppers in Soho, is to launch an Indian delivery service in south west London.
Motu, which is opening in partnership with online delivery service Deliveroo, using a Roobox kitchen, is to open on Monday 17 October.
The Sethis siblings - Jyotin, chef Karam, and Sunaina - have derived the name Motu name from the affectionate Hindi term for "Fat Man".
It promises to serve "unashamedly indulgent" home style Indian food paying homage to the British love of a classic Indian takeaway, as well as the "dabbawalas" of India who would traditionally deliver a packed meal for workers across Indian cities in what became known as a tiffin.
Motu will offer "feast boxes" from £20, containing one classic Indian curry, biryani or mixed grill and a selection of fixed sides and condiments.
Main dishes will be classically spiced and will include: Kashmiri mutton shank roganjosh; bonemarrow methi goat keema; LKO chicken korma; pork spare rib vindaloo; chicken tikka masala; madras prawn masala; paneer butter masala; a Tandoori mixed grill and lamb or chicken biryani.
The fixed accompaniments will consist of: saag aloo, samosa chaat, tadka dal, cucumber raita; pappadums; mango chutney, naan; pilau and the Indian dessert rasmalai.
Two Indian beers, Cobra Beer and the larger 8% King Cobra will be on offer, with two Indian soft drinks: cola brand ThumsUp and Indian lemonade brand Limca.
Based in Battersea, Motu will initially serve the area around south west London including Fulham, Clapham, Chelsea, Wandsworth, Putney and Battersea, and will be delivered by Deliveroo. Each take away will come in a branded Motu box.
Karam Sethi said: "The dishes Motu will offer are a nod to the much loved classic British Indian takeaway dishes, delivering the same quality of food you'd expect if you were dining in a restaurant."
Dan Warne UK & IE managing director at Deliveroo said: "Motu's launch creates the perfect Indian summer for Londoners, giving Deliveroo customers the opportunity to enjoy world class Indian food in their own homes. JKS already has a brilliant portfolio of restaurants and customers are going to love the addition of Motu and its designed-for-delivery menu."
In May this year, Deliveroo announced that it would open 10 more Roobox kitchens around London. Deliveroo confirmed the Roobox initiative earlier this month. It said the move was in response to a lack of popular restaurants and takeaway businesses within certain areas. The firm makes the upfront investment in kitchens, with foodservice partners providing the chefs. Deliveroo then takes a cut of revenue to recoup its investment.
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