Our Story

Taj is an Australian owned family brand, created by entrepreneur & visionary, the late Mr. Sid Varma, during the mid-1970’s. Sid, along with his wife, migrated to Australia at 75 years of age to lead a peaceful life in retirement.

The boredom from not being active, his years of experience in the rice world & international trade, and his ‘love for basmati’, drove Sid to introduce Australia’s frst branded basmati rice – ‘Taj’ & ‘White Tiger’.

Taj has since grown to become one of the leading basmati brands amongst the extremely discerning rice eating communities in Australia. Consistent high quality, attractive price points, very high customer satisfaction and brand loyalty have been the main guiding principles of growth.

Sid retired in July 2008, passing on the reins to his grandsons – Gautam and Arjun Varma.

Taj brand is 100% owned, controlled & marketed by Taj Foods Australia. Although primarily known for its rice, they have steadily diversifed their product line with ethnic frozen vegetables, frozen herbs & snacks, fresh yoghurt and fresh paneer (Indian style cottage cheese).

In August 2017, Taj Foods strengthened its brand alliances with an exciting new partnership with Universal Studios to explore the confectionery and beverages world as licensees to these Hollywood heavy hitters.

More recently, Taj Foods also entered into a partnership with a multi-award winning UK Brand ‘Nom Nom World Foods’, who are revolutionising the ready-meal market by introducing healthy and tasty international cuisines, authentically crafted to inspire diverse palates.

These ventures open completely new territories for the Australian owned household basmati rice brand, established in Australia over 30 years ago.

Late Mr. Sid Varma
Enterpreneur & Visionary
Founder of Taj Foods Australia

Mr. Sid Varma

Taj is an Australian owned family brand, created by entrepreneur & visionary, the late Mr. Sid Varma, during the mid-1970’s. Sid, along with his wife, migrated to Australia at 75 years of age to lead a peaceful life in retirement.

The boredom from not being active, his years of experience in the rice world & international trade, and his ‘love for basmati’, drove Sid to introduce Australia’s frst branded basmati rice – ‘Taj’ & ‘White Tiger’.

Taj has since grown to become one of the leading basmati brands amongst the extremely discerning rice eating communities in Australia. Consistent high quality, attractive price points, very high customer satisfaction and brand loyalty have been the main guiding principles of growth.

Sid retired in July 2008, passing on the reins to his grandsons – Gautam and Arjun Varma.

Taj brand is 100% owned, controlled & marketed by Taj Foods Australia. Although primarily known for its rice, they have steadily diversifed their product line with ethnic frozen vegetables, frozen herbs & snacks, fresh yoghurt and fresh paneer (Indian style cottage cheese).

In August 2017, Taj Foods strengthened its brand alliances with an exciting new partnership with Universal Studios to explore the confectionery and beverages world as licensees to these Hollywood heavy hitters.

More recently, Taj Foods also entered into a partnership with a multi-award winning UK Brand ‘Nom Nom World Foods’, who are revolutionising the ready-meal market by introducing healthy and tasty international cuisines, authentically crafted to inspire diverse palates.

These ventures open completely new territories for the Australian owned household basmati rice brand, established in Australia over 30 years ago.

Mr. Sid Varma

Late Mr. Sid Varma
Enterpreneur & Visionary
Founder of Taj Foods Australia

Our Brands

Taj Induspride
Sun Grow
Taj classic
Taj premium
Taj classic parboiled
Taj royal vintage
Taj Nutribrown
Taj Organic
Taj Supreme
Taj King

Our Processes

“For us quality is everything. It’s our strength. It’s our passion. It’s what defines us & enables us to delight our customers beyond imagination.”

Latest technology, state-of-the-art facilities, modern machinery and stringent quality control goes into the making of TAJ rice. From procurement to storage, machinery to equipment, milling to final packaging; our dedicated team of experts diligently work to ensure perfection in every grain. For paddy milling, our mills only use the world’s best technology from Satake, Japan and Buhler, Germany.

For final product packing, we employ state of the art fully automated machinery and metal detectors to ensure Rice is hygienically packed and completely free of contamination

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Our HACCP / BRC Certified Distribution Centers

All our products are stored in HACCP / BRC Certified Distribution Centers. We also work with leading third-party logistics providers to ensure seamless picking, packing, dispatching and delivery of our customer orders. Our Distribution centres located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth provide the very best storage and distribution facilities to satisfy all our customers’ needs.

Our Customized Private Labelling Options

We process and supply various types of Rice in customized packs at competitive prices. Although our forte is Basmati, we deal in all types of Rice. With exclusive manufacturing partnerships with HACCP & BRC accredited Rice Mills globally, we have capacity to source, process and pack in YOUR BRAND any variety of Rice from India, Pakistan, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, USA & Europe as per your desired Quality & Pack format.

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