When TRS brought the taste of Diwali, to Trafalgar Square!

Each year, the Mayor of London’s free annual family event is delivered in partnership with Diwali in London, at Trafalgar square. This year, TRS participated in the event as a proud sponsor bringing flavours, emotions, and the special tastes of Diwali to the event.

TRS has been a household name in the UK delivering authentic and traditional South Asian products. From lentils and, beans, to peas, spices, and more, TRS ensures quality in every bite!

The event which took place on the 9th of October started with performances by dance artists, cooking demonstrations, comedy performances, variousmarket stalls,and art showsfrom the South Asian community which brought a culturally rich experience to all visitors.

The event saw a stupendous turnout, with large crowds interacting with the performers and browsing through the marketplace, indulging in delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes.

TRS, showcased their authentic, flavourful, and versatile products through cooking demonstrations by the talented Chetna Makan. Chetna, a passionate cook and creative baker, whipped up some mouth-watering vegetarian recipes such as Courgette Moong Dal, Onion, and Spinach Pakoras, and Garlic Coriander Chana Masala.

These instantly became a favourite, and our guests could not wait to recreatethem at home!

Now, we all know that Diwali is not complete without “mithai”, and we made sure to deliver! After trying out Chetna’s savoury treats, guests were able to indulge in TRS’s spice inspired unique and delicious roll-up ice creams, available in three different flavours- Vanilla & Turmeric, Oreo & Chilli, and Vanilla & Cardamom. Each of these flavours evoked a special flavour profile and was a perfect palate cleanser!

The fun did not just end there, in addition to the appetisers provided by TRS, guests also had the opportunity to participate in games! TRS organised a prize-grabbing machine, where participants could win TRS hampers full of merchandise including aprons, products, tote bags, and more.

TRS spokesperson Stephanie Rose-O’Riordan commented: ”The event was a great success and we were delighted to celebrate TRS’ heritage alongside the wider South Asian diaspora in England. We wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali and hope to be a part of your festive treats and celebrations!”

About TRS

Founded over 60 years ago in London, TRS brought the finest authentic, quality South-Asian foods to the UK. Today the business has grown to become one of the largest suppliers of ethnic foods within the UK and European marketplace.  Products include herbs and spices and pantry staples including lentils, beans, pulses, and rice.

About Diwali on the Square

The Mayor of London’s free annual family event is delivered in partnership with the Diwali in London committee and opens with 200 colourfully dressed dancers in the main square followed by an exciting mix of performances from the Hindu, Sikh and Jain community on the stage. Browse through the lively marketplace or tuck into some tasty vegan and vegetarian South Asian cuisine.

There will be a host of activities to enjoy including TRS Cookery show, Neasden Temple’s Diwali Festival Experience, dance workshops, yoga and meditation, Glimpse of Goddesses, Sari and Turban tying, the Diwali Culture Zone, the Unity Marquee, Soho Theatre Comedy and the ever-popular Children’s marquee, plus there’s henna, face painting and a light up moment on the Square as the day turns to dusk.

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