About Siddharth GoenkaBorn and brought up in Bangalore, Siddharth Goenka is an entrepreneur at heart.
With two successful businesses behind him, he soon turned his focus on to food - something he has always been keen on. And the decision was simple; he wanted to introduce Shekhawat cuisine in Bangalore, not just to recreate the famous haveli culture of Shekhawati in the city, but also to pay homage to a community that is deeply ingrained in him.
Educated in Bangalore and UK, business would often take Siddharth back to Rajasthan, where he would stay in a haveli belonging to his ancestors that dates back at least a 100 years. "I often tell my family that I live in the shadows of my ancestors," says Siddharth.
According to Siddharth, the haveli culture of Shekhawati might not be at its glorious best today, but it continues to uphold its rich traditions. And it is that tradition, and the elements of a haveli culture, which Siddharth wanted to bring to Bangalore, thus making way for Kesariya - a Shekhawat restaurant.
He only hopes that Bangaloreans embrace this cuisine from Rajasthan and grow to love it.