Taste of India event
It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I am trying to use the next week to really buckle down and get some recipes up. As some of you may have seen on social media, we attended the Taste of India event at Maida, in Blackburn on the 8th May.
The event was put together by Nadia Mohammed of Global Rahmah Foundation and it was in aid of orphans. The charity themselves, aim to provide relief to the poverty stricken as well as help those affected by wars and natural disasters. They do this by providing immediate relief where necessary as well as establishing sustainable development programmes.
When i think of India, street food is amongst the first things that pop into my head so a whole event based around it was a great idea! The layout and decoration both inside and outside the venue was vibrant and reminiscent of an indian market. It included rickshaw rides, an indian fashion show, paan, complimentary nimbu pani (Lemon or lime water) and pani puri stands as well as a sit down meal which showcased a diverse range of dishes from Lucknow, Mumbai and Hyderabad with the cute Vada Pav buns being my favourite food of the day.
The night ended with a live hijab tutorial from special guest, beauty vlogger Pearl daisy who had up until that point been inundated with selfie requests. In person she was beautiful, humble, personable, attentive and very chatty.
You may think i’m all over anything India! You’d be right and I wasn’t about to miss a street food event. I am also a great admirer of anyone who is in the trenches doing the work when it comes to charity because i know how difficult it is and just how much work is involved. It requires a lot of dedication to put a shiny event together. Of which, often we only see the glitz. A whopping £45,000 was raised on the day. That is quite a feat.
We have pledged to raise £1050 to feed 30 families for 30 days, during the month of Ramadan (in my late father in laws name). Details of which will be updated via social media as soon of possible. Please dig deeeeep and donate if you are able to! 🙂
To donate to the cause, please visit http://globalrahmah.org.