Our Story



Authentic South Indian Food (Anna Home Catering) started off as a home-based catering business in Lismore area in 2008. After relocating to the wonderful northern rivers, John started cooking for friends while being a stay-at-home dad for their 3 month old daughter.

John and Anna love to entertain people and were encouraged by new found, loyal friends in the area, who provided them with the impetus and will to start off their first event at the Lismore show.

Authentic South Indian food has since been serving delicious authentic vegetarian and non-vegetarian South Indian cuisine to the people in Lismore and surrounding areas. They specialise in preparing Indian food according to your taste while using the freshest and where possible local ingredients.

South Indian Cuisine

South Indian


The food we prepare for the people is prepared the way we eat at home back in our state of Kerala, in the southern tip of India.

South Indian cuisine is more spicy and involves the liberal use of home ground masala powder, garlic, ginger and coconut. South Indians eat more rice and less bread. There is wide variety of vegetarian dishes that involves use of lots of vegetables like drumsticks (moringa), brinjal and pumpkin. However, capsicum is rarely used in South Indian cuisine. The cuisine of Kerala is quite similar to that of Sri Lanka due to the proximity of the two places.

A  lot of South Indian food is gluten free, healthy ( with the liberal use of coconut oil) and vegan ( due to no ghee, butter or cream).

Food Truck

Delicious food

On the move



For John and his family, their food truck business has been an integral part of being recognised and involved with the community on a deeper level. It helped them to understand Australian culture, share a joke, help people, meet great people, make new friends and above all introduce people to their homeland.

The biggest satisfaction they get is when their customers smile, thank them and say that the food was great.

John believes that his children always learn something new while interacting with good people. For John and Anna, the business embodies family, a family that encompasses the wider community.

Next time, you see the Authentic South Indian food truck in a market, feel free to drop in and say G’day!