Perhaps we were a little naive but we wanted the Stockholmers to have the chance to experience real Indian food. We thought, "Why not open an Indian restaurant, where the guests can eat the same kind of food as the staff?" These thoughts became a reality when we opened 11 years ago Shanti Classic. There was no immediate success. At the beginning, it was difficult to convince Stockholmers to try something so authentic Indian. We were sometimes forced to bake chapatti instead of naan bread because we could not afford the gas bill.