Our Story

 
The Cobra Corn - Bombay Seasoning (Mumbai Masala) recipe was invented by Dr. Teju Shah in Lexington, Massachusetts. Teju is a dedicated doctor, mother of four, and extraordinary cook! She was born and raised in India and moved to the United States in 1964. Today, the Cobra Corn – Bombay Seasoning recipe is the foundation for Dishoom Foods, a company founded by her son, Mihir Shah.

Mihir is a cancer survivor and was legally blind until 22 years old. He then had heart failure caused by cancer medications and at the age of 34, he had a heart transplant.

Growing up, Mihir was (and still is) quite the perfectionist when it comes to food. He also wanted to eat American food all the time to fit in. That no doubt gave a lot of challenges to his Mom. During his senior year of high school, he came home and the house was filled with an amazing aroma. He walked into the kitchen and there was a pan filled with seasoned popcorn on the stove. He took a bite and was instantly hooked. And so Cobra Corn was born.

Ever since then, Mihir’s Mom regularly made Cobra Corn and sent it to him at college where his buddies also got hooked. On some days Mihir would return to his room to find that his roommate picked up his packages so that all of his friends could start chowing down on the savory popcorn!

In each of the different cities he lived, worked and studied, the popcorn was sent to him and more and more people got hooked. He was then encouraged to share this new and delicious popcorn with the world!
 

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Get to Know Us

 
 
 
What inspires you?
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
 
What is your favorite part about creating your products?
Tasting, smelling, and experimenting with spices, herbs, and seasonings.
 
What is the toughest part of your day?
The end of the day.
 
What was the best day in company history?
The day I made the first sale!
 
What was the biggest decision you ever had to make?
Starting this business!
 
Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?
Having 15 to 20 products available nationwide.
 
Our Favorite Song
Electric Feel - MGMT
 
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
No favorite, just like to keep exploring!
 
Our Favorite Product Besides Our Own
Cholula hot sauce, Sriracha,
 
Our Favorite Quote
If we don't take care of the customer, somebody else will.
 
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