A 25-year-old entrepreneur, who owns a successful headhunting firm, has branched out into the restaurant trade with what he believes to be a Birmingham first.
Amit Kainth, along with his 29-year-old brother Rishi, has founded Khazana - a meatfree, alcohol-free restaurant.
The restaurant, in Handsworth, is aimed at providing families who have strict vegetarian diets a place to eat out.
Amit said: "The idea came from our parents who are vegetarian and often find the choice of food in restaurants pretty poor."
"We wanted to provide something for them, but also for all those who, because of their religion or culture, may be worried about eating food that has been cooked in the same kitchen as meat."
"People can come here knowing our kitchens are pure vegetarian and that makes them feel more comfortable about eating out."
Khazana is Amit's second business, the first - a financial services head-hunting firm - was established in 2003. However, owning a restaurant business, with trained chef Rishi, has been a project that the brothers have been considering for some time.
Amit said: "We named it Khazana - which is the Indian word for treasure - because this project has really been my baby, my treasure."
The menu, which specialises in both Indian and Chinese food, was entirely developed by Rishi - a trained chef who was inspired by his travels to create an mix of what he describes as "street food".
He said: "It is my free take on the food that you see cooking on the streets in India. Here people can actually try it without worrying!"
Rishi has also trained the restaurant's kitchen staff from scratch. He said: "It has been hard work, but all of the guys have been really dedicated to learning the ropes."
The restaurant is also alcohol-free, which both Amit and Rishi say helps to encourage a family atmosphere. Amit said: "People are having a good time without beer and it makes the place family-friendly."
So far the brothers, who both admit they eat meat and drink alcohol, say that business has been brisk with the restaurant fully booked most weekends.
Amit, who comes from Leicester, identified Birmingham as lacking in pure vegetarian restaurants.
He said: "It would be easy for us to apply for a licence or serve meat, but then we won't be solving a problem that Birmingham has - we'd just be like any other restaurant. If we hadn't done it someone else would,".
The brothers chose to establish a site in Handsworth - because of the large Asian community and Amit purchased an old garage on Holyhead Road, Handsworth and undertook a £500,000 redevelopment of the site.
Amit said: "It was basically a tin shell, but I could instantly visualise how it would look in my mind."
Amit admits the rebuild was hard work, but is confident the business will pay back. He said: "Turnover of £750,000 by the end of the year. If we recover the costs of the restaurant build in two years, I will be happy."