In the UK, the weekly allowance for a single adult asylum seeker is just £36.95 which should cover food, clothing and travel. You can imagine its difficult to have a balanced diet while going through lots of stress. BARA was very proud when November 3rd 2015 arrived: our Healthy Kitchen project went live with the aim of providing a balanced diet and also exploring food around the world: in a way helping asylum seekers to socialise, learn and talk to someone along with a healthy world cuisine. This project aims to inspire people from all walks of life to be the healthiest and happiest version of themselves.
I enjoyed sharing my native recipes from India , the menu included the world famous Hyderbadi dum Chicken Biryani, Sambar (lentil veg soup) ,Puri, Pakodas and birthday cake.Hyderbadi dum Chicken Biryani is a dish evoking festivity and happy moments, made of rice mixed with spices, meat and dry fruits.Sambar originates from South India: it is a lentil based vegetable stew made with tamarind and spices.Puri is a deep fried Indian bread served at special and ceremonial occasions especially as a prasadam (Hindu dietary ritual; served as a blessing).Pakoda is an appetizer, snack or starter from South Asia made of gram flour with various vegetables like potato, onion, cauliflower and spinach.Wasn’t it lovely enjoying yummy Indian food and socialising? We’ll be back with more food soon!
By Anusha Udumula