Top award for Wetherby vegetarian Indian eaterie

NAWN. Chef Rekha Sonigsa right, and her daughter Upasana from Wetherby's vegetarian Indian Restaurant Mango, proudly show off their award after winning best curry at the Leeds Curry Awards. 110629ARpic2.
NAWN. Chef Rekha Sonigsa right, and her daughter Upasana from Wetherby's vegetarian Indian Restaurant Mango, proudly show off their award after winning best curry at the Leeds Curry Awards. 110629ARpic2.

Wetherby’s only vegetarian Indian restaurant has won a prestigious award for the best curry in Leeds.

Mango restaurant and cafe, on Bank Street, won the best main course award on Monday as part of the Leeds Guide Best Curry Awards at Thomas Danby College.

The award-winning dish, Malai Methi Kofta, a popular vegetarian dish in India, impressed the six judges so much they declared Chef Rekha Sonigra the winner of the main course after blind-testing a series of dishes from restaurants across Leeds. The competitions strict rules were that the dish had to be cooked from scratch on site and within two hours.

Mango chef Rekha Sonigsa, who runs the business along with husband Harish and daughter Upasana, said: “We are extremely proud to have won this award, as it is very prestigious within the restaurant world to win something like this, and we were the only vegetarian restaurant to take part too, which is a nice bonus. We are very happy and excited and would like to thank all our customers who have supported us. People have been coming in since we won to ask for the dish now

The family, who live in Alwoodley, Leeds, have now displayed their new award in the restaurant.

Mango will be holding a food stall with samples for foodies at the Leeds Loves Food festival this weekend in Millennium Square between Friday and Sunday.