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Form an Orderly BB[Q]

Form an Orderly BB[Q]

It rained the other day and so, naturally, it’s time to talk about the great British August barbeque! At Rafi’s we love heading outside and cooking with friends and family, but we also know that there can be issues around cooking for vegans and vegetarians.

If your idea of a barbeque is slabs of marinated meat, then the arrival of a vegan friend can feel very intimidating, but we have got you covered! Rafi's BBQ Kit can easily be adapted to suit everyone's needs!

If you want to create the tastiest marinade then you can’t go wrong with the Rafi's Tandoori Masala, with garlic, ginger, amchur and lots of other enticing spices, this is the perfect way to put the paneer in your picnic. Ideally, this dish should be slightly charred, so if you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water first to keep them from joining the fire below.

Dan suggests using mixing lentils and mushrooms with our Kebab Masala to get a satisfying vegan burger. He made them for the team at our mail order unit and they can’t stop talking about how great they are!

Bombay Potatoes are a perennial favourite, but how about mixing it up to create a Bombay Potato Salad? There are plenty of vegan alternatives to natural yoghurt if you want to make it suitable for everyone…

For a burst of colour with a zing of flavour, include Rafi's Carrot Salad Spices. These work just as well in a pitta bread with some Paprika Yoghurt Dip, so don’t forget to stock up!

Finally, have you heard of Chaat Masala? If you haven’t, then it is time to widen your horizons! This spice blend includes Black Salt and Amchur, amongst other tasty ingredients, for a unique salt and sour flavour. It is used in a variety of Indian recipes, but it is a dream when mixed with lime juice and used to BBQ Rafi's Corn on the Cob with Chaat Masala.

So, my carnivorous friends, you now have the perfect menu to please everyone this Bank Holiday. So invite the vegetarian cousin and the vegan neighbours that you’ve been avoiding, crank up the heat (keep some umbrellas close by, just in case), don’t forget the sausages for you, and BBQ in peace. Enjoy!

*With special thanks to Adam for his pun in the title!