Ostindo International was founded in Melbourne back in 1969, by Abul and Judy Hasnat,
who decided to import a small range of Indian food products.
At the same time they opened the first Indian Restaurant, in Melbourne, together with another couple.
Both businesses grew, and a decision was made by Abul and Judy to concentrate on importing.
In 1971 the Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant was given to their partners to run.
This enabled Abul and Judy to build up Ostindo.
From very humble beginnings this business has grown along with Australian's tastes for Indian cuisine.