Kessingland woman moves Indian food business to Henstead

For more than 30 years Sue Margetson has been cooking up Indian treats for her friends and family.

And now the Mrs Margetson's love of things spicy and exotic is set to allure more people as she prepares to open her new look business at the weekend.

On Saturday Sue's Indian Fayre will be opening its doors at the Henstead Arts and Crafts Centre at Henstead, near Lowestoft.

The shop will be offering a wide range of hand made pickles, chutneys, sauces, pastes and will also be staging curry workshops from March.

Mrs Margetson launched her business in November 2010 and it has been based at her home in Lloyds Avenue, Kessingland, where she would cook 12 hours a day and fill her attic and garage with thousands of bottles of home made Indian goods which are sold at farmers markets and local shops.

Due to a popular demand for her sauces and chutneys and a lack of space at her home, Mrs Margetson, 56, and her husband Stephen, 52, decided to invest �5,000 into moving into and refurbishing unit nine at the Henstead Arts and Craft Centre.

Mrs Margetson started cooking Indian food more than 30 years after a Sri Lankan friend Rochelle Franks introduced her to it.

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She said: 'My friend invited me down to cook for a curry. I absolutely loved it as it was so different to what I as used to - before then I was just a meat and potatoes girl.

'Then I started cooking for my friends and husband and everyone said they enjoyed my cooking.'

She finally decided to set up her own business in 2010 after she stopped working as a carer.

Looking forward to the opening of her shop Mrs Margetson, said: 'It is exciting. It will give a new outlook to my business.

'It means I can cook and store more and set up a curry workshop, where I will show people how to cook Indian food.'

Sue's Indian Fayre also caters for private functions, dinner parties and public events.

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