She said she was “completely eviscerated” after learning about the store’s new Mumbai Street Food products.
They include Gunpowder Chicken and Mother Butter Chicken,- which are the same names of two items on the menu at her restaurants in Liverpool and Manchester.
In a statement on her Mowgli Facebook account, Katona (pictured) said: “I have been inundated with raised eyebrows and questions about this bolt out of the blue. I hence must post my response to put your minds at rest.
“Can I stress that these frozen Iceland things have nothing whatsoever to do with me and my Mowgli.
“Those names are mine and I put as much effort into the names of my dishes as I do into the dishes and design of every part of Mowgli.”
She added that the new Iceland products have left “both me and them (her dishes) simply degraded”.
Former barrister Katon – self-styled “curry evangalista” – founded Mowgli in Bold Street, Liverpool, in 2014 followed by a site in Manchester a year later. She opened a second Liverpool site in Water Street in 2016 and is close to opening another in Oxford.
The Liverpool ECHO contacted Iceland who made clear that they believed their products were “unique” and nothing to do with Mowgli.
“We agree that there is no connection whatsoever between our Mumbai Street Co range and Mowgli Street Food,” a spokesman told the newspaper. “All our dishes are made to our own unique recipes, and their names are in common use in Indian cuisine.”