Sharing our Indian inspired food... One wrap at a time!
The idea behind the Banjaraa Indian inspired food van started when I was running Snacks by AJ, an Indian comfort food start-up, serving local Peterborough homes and businesses in Cambridgeshire.
Authentic Indian Street Food
In 2016, I took a stall at my kids’ school summer fete and sold 100 artisan handmade lamb samosas in about 20 minutes. The rest is history. I formed a Facebook private page and invited people to join who had tasted my handmade food. The page quickly gained a following of about 450 as the raving fans added their friends and family. Local businesses started ordering our snacks for their office meetings and we discovered there is a demand for authentic Indian street food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Festivals & Fayres
I took part in various local festivals in 2017 making fresh-to-order wraps with homestyle fillings, fresh salad and handmade chutneys. The festivals and Christmas fayres were a hit with Bretton selling more than 120 wraps in under 3 hours (we ran out of wraps!). I had 14 event bookings for our food in 2018. Now what?
I got thinking about a quirky food truck. I found what I was looking for in Colchester – a fully-fitted catering horsebox. It took me less than an hour to decide that this was to be the next step in my food journey.
Hence, Banjaraa was created.