South Indian snacks sell like hot cakes at carnival

Nina's carnival stall PNL-150730-131616001
Nina's carnival stall PNL-150730-131616001

A family food stall raised hundreds of pounds for charity at the Edlesborough Village Carnival on Saturday, July 4.

Gouri Nina Srinivasan cooked a range of homemade snacks for the South Indian snack stall she hosted with her family.

They raised £450 for Save The Children, the international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

The former Edlesborough School teacher was encouraged by her family to do the stall. She has always had a passion for cooking but had never done anything like this before.

She said: “I felt that it was time to give back, especially to those that needed help and Save The Children is a charity that I am passionate about.

“I did not think it would be as successful as it was. I did not expect it to be that busy and for us to raise as much as we did in a short amount of time.”

All the recipes for the food she cooked on the day have been passed down from her grandmother.

Her daughter, Sangeetha, said: “We were thrilled that she accepted the challenge to sell her delicious and authentic snacks at the carnival for charity.

“The feedback and comments from people were amazing and it was a real family project with my mum doing the cooking, my brother getting the food to the stall and me and my dad selling the snacks.”