Who are we?
We’re Gagan and Kiran – a husband and wife team with a big passion for Portland, dogs, and good food!
In the spring of 2019, we were walking down the street looking for ice cream to fulfill our kulfi craving. The next day, Kiran decided to try to make it herself and stumbled on a hidden talent for making kulfi! Kiran spent weeks coming up with unique recipes while Gagan played taste tester. In June of 2019, we rolled out our cart to the Skidmore Market. We made a special pride pop (full of real fruits and even vegetables!) and were absolutely blown away when we sold every last pop.
We spent the rest of the summer rolling our bike around various events in the city and had an absolute blast bringing a piece of our culture to the people of Portland. Unfortunately, it only stays sunny so long here, so we donated our leftover pops and packed up for the season.
But a new idea was already brewing thanks to our amazing customers! While the temperatures began to dip during our last events, we had numerous requests to serve our chai kulfi as a beverage. After a few months, we finally decided to take the plunge and Chai Chai was born!