News just in – Manchester vegetarian Indian restaurant Lily’s is celebrating winning a NHS Healthy Food Silver Award.
Family run Lily’s in Ashton specialises in traditional Indian vegetarian without the use of artificial colourings.
Prital Sachdev, who runs Lily’s along with his mother Jayshree said: “We are thrilled to win this award – it’s great that our cooking is recognised as being something which is not only tasty, but is also a healthy option. Our menus contain a wide range of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables and flavours are very important to us. Cooking methods such as using a clay oven and stir frying maximise taste but are also healthy.”
Lily’s sits alongside Indian grocery specialist, ASM – a well established business and winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Food and Drink at last year’s Tameside Food and Drink Festival.
Proprietor of Lily’s and ASM, Purshottam Sachdev, was recognised for growing ASM from a corner shop in 1972 to a thriving grocery empire at the heart of the local community. Lily’s, named after Purshottam’s late wife, is the 88 year olds most recent venture and some of the recipes used today are his wife’s original recipes – a closely guarded family secret.
Lily’s is open everyday except Tuesday and serves food from 11am to 8pm, closing at 7pm on Sunday.