Daawat The Finest Basmati

A seed was sown, and we are still reaping its harvest. In the 1980s, our founders set out with a vision. A vision to serve the best Basmati rice to families across the world. Four decades past, and we have spread our roots in over 70+ countries. And today, we’re a household name representing premium quality basmati rice.

Daawat Core Values

  • Finest Quality
  • Customer First
  • Innovative
  • Experiential


The finest in 70+ countries

Nurtured By

The company was founded by Late Shri Raghunath Arora in a small village in the holy city of Amritsar, nestled in the prosperous belt of basmati rice in India. LT Foods is a 70-year-old consumer food company and a leading player in the speciality rice business globally, delivering the finest quality and taste experiences in more than 80 countries. Our vision is to be a leading Indian-origin global food company that creates sustainable business growth, positively impacts society and creates value for its internal and external stakeholders. The company portfolio includes a range of power brands: Daawat- one of India’s most loved and consumed Basmati brands, Royal- North America’s no. 1 Basmati player, and many more.

Our Journey

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LT Foods Corp Ltd. was the leading food company in India. It had a distinct vision to serve the finest quality food products. Daawat was established in 1978 with the same dedication and commitment. The company began its first operations in the Lal Chand Tirath Ram Rice Mills, slowly expanding and diversifying into what it is today.


To improve the consumer experience, Daawat revamped its product packaging in terms of size, material and sophistication. These packages soon became market trendsetters with their premium designs that were smaller in shape, and the added metallic finish with sturdy poly packs ensured that the quality of basmati stayed intact.


Daawat was serving the finest quality of basmati for over two decades till this time. It diversified its customer offerings by introducing first-of-its-kind, recipe-based products. A growing need for a healthy and wholesome lifestyle inspired the brand to create special products like Brown Rice Basmati and Sehat Fortified Basmati Rice.


As investments poured in, Daawat expanded its global footprint across 70+ countries. After opening several plants in India, the company recently opened its first factory in Rotterdam (Europe).