Krishi Star brings fresh from the farm products to your kitchen.
Expect the freshest and highest quality products for your restaurant, hotel, or home kitchen. Give us a ring at 91 22 24133255.
Our Thick Tomato Paste adds straight from the vine flavour to any dish. Bonus: now comes in a resealable bag.
Roasted, braised, or stewed, our dried oyster mushrooms make the perfect addition to any meal—from mushroom risottos to oriental soups.
Imagine the juiciest and richest tomatoes bottled up in this classic puree. The best ingredient for thickening and adding a deep tomato flavour.
The highest quality sundried tomatoes sliced in half and soaked in an extra virgin olive oil. Why not include a healthy burst of flavour in your dish?
Our take on this staple in every chef’s kitchen. Its remarkable flavour comes from the freshest and finest quality tomatoes.
A farm to fork business that is ending poverty among farmers in rural India.
Currently, rural farmers in India are trapped in an economic environment where they have little ownership of the value chain and little access to higher margin markets. This means they have unstable and low incomes. We’re here to change that.
Members Of Our Organisation.
Ishaan Handa – Associate Business Development
Ishaan grew up with a love for current affairs—he would constantly read newspapers, magazines, and the latest geopolitical books. His passion for current affairs drew him into the business and commerce world. For his undergraduate studies, he decided to go for the adventure and study at HKUST Business School in Hong Kong. His persistent nature led him to being a founding member of Alpha Kappa Si in Hong Kong—the world’s largest business fraternity and the first fraternity in Asia. Ishaan is an advocate for Detroit techno music and Vipassana (he once meditated for ten hours each day for ten days, and he could not speak or use his phone).
Korak Chattopadhyay – General Manager Operations
"Arise, awake, and do not stop until the goal is reached.” A lesson taught by the monk Swami Vivekananda, Korak’s role model. And, a trait Korak brings to work every day. After obtaining his Masters in Agribusiness Economics from Gokhale Institute and working for the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Korak joined Krishi Star in June 2016 as an Associate of Rural Operations. Through his goal-reaching, he is now the General Manager of Operations. His perseverance can be seen in every task, from maintaining relationships with farmers to testing new products. In his free time, you can find him pursuing his interest in photography—at one point, he even dreamed of becoming an international photographer.
Supro Chowdhury – General Manager Sales & Marketing
Since his father worked for ONGC, Supro grew up moving around India—he spent eight years in Mumbai, eight years in Ahmdebad, and eight years in Delhi. After attending Manipal University in Mechanical Engineering, Supro went on to work at a steel company for three years. He continued his studies with a M.Sc in Management and Engineering at RWTH University in Germany. His two favourite aspects of working at Krishi Star are the work the organisation does with farmers and the work he does with customers every day—he thrives on providing the best solution to customers. In his free time, you can find Supro watching movies, plays, stand-up comedies, or attending house parties (and perhaps even training for a marathon).
Abdul Rahiman – Head of Finance
As a child, Abdul dreamed of becoming an astronaut or a pilot. Even though he may not have made it to the stars, he still lives by Theodore Roosevelt’s lesson to "Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground” (his favorite saying). This intersection of imaginative thinking with pragmatic thinking is his favorite part of working for a start-up. In 2014, he joined Krishi Star as a consultant and, after a few months of hard work, became the Head of Finance. When he’s not working, you can find him exploring India on his bicycle—one time he even cycled to the hills of Mahabelshwar and back, a total of 634 kilometers in 32 hours!
David Nott – Head of HR & Business Development
David lives by Albert Einstein’s saying that “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” This value of simplicity has shaped his life, especially in food—from choosing to be vegetarian for over 35 years, to cooking from scratch all of his meals. David is a Master Practioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as a hypnotherapist. After volunteering at Krishi Star for six months on a career break, he decided to stay and has worked as the Head of HR and Business Development for three years (despite missing cheese from Britain on the daily). He believes the most valuable asset to any organization are its people, so he creates an environment of continual learning.
Agastya Chopra – Director
In high school, Agastya attended the United World College in Singapore. He learned and grew alongside students from all corners of the world. This experience taught him to see people as people, and transformed his worldview to achieving a higher objective in life. This desire to live for a greater purpose led him to joining Krishi Star’s quest to improve the lives of farmers. When he’s not strategizing the next phase of Krishi Star's sales efforts or taking his dog Scott out on walks, he is planting trees in Sanjay Gandhi National Park through his NGO, Gaia Conversation Foundation. He founded this NGO with the goal to restore degraded forest lands, and to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a conservationist.
Bryan Lee – CEO
At Cornell University, Bryan studied engineering with the goal of becoming a rocket scientist. But, he learned he did not enjoy aerospace and moved onto his passion of working with Asian American artists. He joined Nemesis Records, a record label that promoted Asian American artists, in New York City for eight years. Afterwards, he pursued various entrepreneurial activities (including teaching taekwondo) as well as volunteer work (including raising money for an orphanage in India). He became hooked on international development, and went to business school at the Kellogg School of Management. While working towards his MBA, he interned at iFarms in Delhi and learned from farmers all over India. Understanding the large scale of poverty in agriculture, he formed Krishi Star.
Krishi Star, 519 Bharat Industrial Estate Tokersy Jivraj Road Sewri (W), Mumbai – 400 015 India
91 22 24133255