In the year 1936, Late C.R. Mohan Lal and brothers established a food products manufacturing unit in Coimbatore district in the then Madras Presidency (present day Tamil Nadu). It was a matter of great surprise during those days as people were surprised to find pickles & allied products being sold in retail shops, which were hitherto unknown. They were one of the pioneers in the field of food products sales and their entrepreneurship succeeded commercially. Their sustained hardwork and dedication saw the launch of quality and tasty Pickles, Gulkand, Murrabas, Chutneys, Spices & Condiments, etc., under the brand “SWASTHIK”.
With the passage of time the family came to be known as “ Achaar Gharaana “, which means the family of pickles. Also, the family’s sister concerns were into the business of running eateries, sweet stalls (Lala Mithai Kadai-Tuticorin) and Bakery Products in various parts of the Madras State. Even now, the bakery run by our founder’s sister’s family remains as a reputed bakery house in the city of Coimbatore.
The descendants’ of Late C.R. MOHAN LAL’s family, Shri. Mohan Ram S. Lal and Smt. Sunitha Mohan Lal – Directors, who are the third generation entrepreneurs, have apart from inheriting the ancestral legacy have also ushered in novelty and variety in products, taking cognisance of the present business trend and scenario, and with an earnest will and desire to take their products to the consumers, by making suitable alterations and changes to the products, processing methods, packaging and designs etc., to meet the need , taste and requirements of the customers, under their utmost care, guidance and supervision, under the brand name “ SURIYA”.
The list of products under this brand ranges from GULKAND (Rose Petal Jam), Fruit preserves & dry fruit nuts mixture, Pickles, Mr. Lal’s SURIYA Non-fruit syrups, Flavoured masala rice mixes, Curry masala etc.,.
The rich taste, aroma and quality of SURIYA GULKAND and other products enjoy permanent customers not only in India but also in the overseas
Generations of Gulkand
C.R.Mohan Lal Srivastava
M.Sundar Lal Srivastava
Mohan Ram S Lal Srivastava
M.Surya Sundareshvar Srivastava B.Com
We at BALAJIE PROCESSED FOODS, value our customers and serve them to their satisfaction as we simply believe that “ Quality” should be made as a way of life and “Taste” and “Flavour” should mutually complement and blend in a healthy mix, by proper utilisation of the available resources, in our quest for continuous improvement.