Clay Oven is sorting the pakora this December

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Popular Shawlands eatery, Clay Oven Indian Street Kitchen, is donating pakora to several Glaswegian homelessness charities this December, as they double down on their commitment to supporting their local community.

For very portion of “Charity Chicken” sold in their newly opened second venue on Kilmarnock Road, the family-operated restaurant is donating 20 pieces of pakora to various homeless units and food shelters across Glasgow.

The special, a homemade-style chicken curry infused with traditional spices, is on sale right through December. Every time a portion (£11.95) is sold, the family will allocate 20 pieces of pakora to their Christmas initiative and will be sending their drivers across the city, making drops right through until the New Year.

The venue’s sister take-away restaurant, Clay Oven, located in nearby Giffnock, has been donating to foodbanks across Glasgow for the past 3 years. Manager, Shazad Mohammed took the step this winter after seeing families gathering to eat at their new restaurant.

He said: “It’s a great way of giving back to Glasgow.

We’ve lived here all our lives and, while we are lucky enough to enjoy some of life’s finer things, it’s safe to say that there are, sadly, plenty of those out there that can’t.

It’s highlighted at this time of year as we all come together to dine out with families and friends.”

“It just really hit home that there are plenty across Glasgow who don’t have the pleasure of popping out for a curry or celebrating a special night out with a meal.”

He added: “The least we can do is share the love with some pakora this Christmas.”

The owners will be sending batches of pakora out across the city to various charities such as Crookston Community Group until the end of the month. The charity, who deliver fresh and dried food parcels to over 500 families every week have been supporting households in their area since 2014.

Suzanne Mcglone, who is a sessional worker with the group said: “Even in 2018, we’re allowing our neighbours to go to sleep hungry.

“With roughly one in every ten people living in deprived circumstances, we’re thrilled to be partnering with the Clay Oven and taking part in this generous initiative.”