The staff at Rasoi Waterfront, have served up around 40 Christmas curries to young people in need from across the city.
The Rasoi team opened their doors and welcomed people supported by the Swansea Young Single Homeless Project (SYSHP), based in the city’s Walter Road and provided them with a delicious meal with all the trimmings. Chefs served up fine Indian food to the youngsters at the waterfront restaurant, and to the SYSHP staff who give them much-needed practical and emotional support throughout the year.
Jas Kullar, co-owner of Rasoi Indian Kitchen and Rasoi Waterfront, said: “The ‘Christmas Curry’ has become something of a fixture in the Rasoi calendar and we are very pleased to continue with it this year. Last year we took the curry to SYSHP’s offices but this year we thought it would be nice to welcome our guests into the restaurant so they can enjoy the full festive experience.”
SYSHP Representative Isobel Smith said: “Many of our young people will have never experienced dining out in a restaurant before; and so we are extremely grateful to Rasoi for inviting us to their restaurant and providing a meal for our young people and staff to enjoy together, ahead of Christmas.
“SYSHP relies upon donations and support to enable us to continue with the work we do, supporting more than 110 young people aged 16 to 25 at any one time, with accommodation, emotional support and practical help. Last year we supported nearly 300 young people to live independently and become positive members of their communities. We do all we can to enable vulnerable youngsters go on to live enjoyable, productive lives and we appreciate the help we receive from local businesses and supporters.”
Jas continues: “We hope the event will raise awareness of the excellent work that is being carried out by SYSHP and the plight of people entrenched in poverty within Swansea.”
Is your name Holly? Gabriel? Noel? Joy? If so, you could be in with a chance of winning a three-course meal at one of our restaurants!
Today we’re launching our Christmas competition to find Swansea’s most Christmassy name! The competition will be running on the Rasoi Facebook pages where all you hopeful customers just have to comment your Christmas themed names and why you should be chosen. The winner will then receive a three-course meal for two, redeemable in the New Year.
We always like to do something fun around Christmas time for our customers and we hope this competition will get you all in the festive spirit. You never know, we might even find a married couple called Mary and Joseph in our midst!
The deadline to enter the competition is Saturday 31st December and the winner will be announced on the Facebook pages on Tuesday 3rd January.
We are asking all diners to donate the price of their dessert at both of our restaurants this Friday 16th December to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.
We will be supporting Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day here at Rasoi Waterfront in SA1 and at our sister restaurant Rasoi Indian Kitchen in Pontlliw by waiving the cost of dessert and asking our customers to give the equivalent cost to the cause instead.
Christmas Jumper Day is on Friday December 16th this year and people all over the UK will be donning their festive knitwear to help raise money and awareness for Save the Children. The money raised will go towards helping children all over the world by providing healthcare, food, education and protection.
Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is a fantastic initiative, which we are proud to support. If doing something as simple as encouraging donations by offering a free dessert is all it takes to help raise money and awareness then we are more than happy to participate.
Every year we try and get involved in as many great causes as we can. This year we hope to see as many customers as possible embracing the Christmas jumper tradition but more importantly we hope to see them treat themselves to a dessert and, in turn, help this amazing cause.
Every autumn people across America and Canada come together and feast in the name of Thanksgiving.
With food taking centre stage during this celebration, we thought it would be fun to come up with an authentic Indian twist on the Thanksgiving turkey.
To make a Rasoi spiced turkey we recommend that you need:
1 turkey (a good start)
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
2 tsp paprika
3 tsp finely chopped ginger
8 oz butter
5 tsp garam masala
Melt the butter; add the garlic, paprika, garam masala, ginger, salt and pepper
Carefully spread ghee between the skin of the turkey and the breast, do the same with the spice mixture
Roast the turkey for 1 hour at around 205C, then baste every 20 minutes for a further hour or until skin has nicely browned and turkey is cooked throughout at around 175C
You can also try adding spices like coriander, cumin and chili to the mixture if you want. The perfect side dish to this turkey could be spiced roast potatoes and/or spiced vegetables such as carrots, broccoli and cauliflower.
If you decide to try this recipe at home or anything similar then we’d love to see it! Tweet us your photos to @RasoiWales or @rasoiwaterfront or tag us on Facebook
This weekend, our staff and customers took part in the the Mannequin Challenge – the latest internet craze that involves people imitating mannequins and freezing for the camera. Our staff and customers were recorded posing in various positions from our barmen freezing mid-cocktail to diners taking selfies and enjoying a glass of wine through to our chef making a naan bread.
We’re delighted with the video and with how enthusiastically everybody got involved.
Come and join us for a very special evening at Rasoi Waterfront on Wednesday 27 July. In conjunction with Joseph Perrier Champagnes, we are hosting a Three Course Meal with accompanying Champagnes, for the amazing price of £29.95 per person. Contact the restaurant to make your booking – spaces are very limited and when they’re gone, they’re gone!