Meet The Young Guns Behind Mumbai’s Favourite New Churro, Toro Churro! | Indie Eats
The latest addition to the dessert scene today is the classic churro. It’s something you can grab on the go and makes for a super delicious treat. Young sisters Somi (19) and Mithi Jain (23) have brought this dessert to you all the way from New Zealand, with their brand Toro Churro, located at Chowpatty. Talk about young tycoons!
So, what exactly does it take for two young girls to run a business at such a young age? How did they make the cut? Why did they pick churros? We spoke to Mithi and Somi about all of that, and more and we have the answers. Keep reading!
Why churros? Could you tell us a little bit about this dessert?
Somi always had a passion for desserts and baking. With waffles becoming‘the thing’ in the dessert industry, we wanted to try something new and thought of churros. Churros are a traditional Spanish dessert and are very popular abroad. It is a really interesting choice because of the room for experimentation and innovation it provides,including savory churros as a possibility and an abundance of combinations for sweet as well.
What makes your churros so different from the rest? Any special USP?
We have tried to offer a little bit of everything when it comes to our churros from classic sweet flavours to experimental ones. What makes our churros so interesting though, is our range of savoury flavours. Our fondue is also unique, in that it has cheese and chocolate sauces served along with the churros.We also make eggless churros, which are rare.
In terms of ingredients, are they locally sourced or do you bring them in from abroad?
There are a few ingredients that come straight from New Zealand. The rest are sourced locally.
What gave rise to the idea of bringing Toro Churro to Mumbai?
We both had a passion – Somi for baking and Mithi for all things sweet and food. We started our own brand, The Churro Company, through which we did college fests and it was very successful so we decided to go bigger and open a store. As fate would have it, we came across the owner for Toro Churro in New Zealand and he was extremely impressed with what we were doing. After that, everything just fell into place and it’s been a rollercoaster ride ever since.
You are both just 19 and 23years of age. How does it feel to be running your own business at such a young age?
It’s surreal! We couldn’t be happier about it. It makes us extremely proud of all the hardwork and time we have put in to see the brand name up there. But it’s not easy at all, especially to form a good balance between work and education. It can be very stressful but we’re learning to manage this!
What has the response received so far been like?
The response has been great. We have people coming in each day, either to try churros for the first time or to grab their favourites. We are very happy and feel blessed.
What’s your favorite part of running the business?
The most exciting thing is the fact that there is something new and great to learn every single day. But our favourite part of this has definitely been watching our family be proud of what we have achieved so far. Getting this business off the ground has been enlightening and we have received abundant love and support from our family and friends. They are extremely proud of us and they believe in us, which makes us very happy.
The churros from Toro you would each recommend to our readers would be….
Somi would recommend the Cookies & Cream, for sure. Mithi’s choice would be from the savory section – Chipotle Churros it is!
What is your vision for the brand going forward?
We would like to expand the brand and have it doing well all over the city, positioned as the most preferred churro brand.