Nomad (nomadicwriter) wrote in little_details,

Everyday eating for a young British Asian family

My main character is an eleven-year-old boy living in modern-day England; his parents are second generation Brits of Punjabi Hindu family background. I'm just trying to get a rough idea of what sort of thing they might eat at home, in terms of family meals, what kind of snacks they'd have in the house, what he might be given in his packed lunches for school, etc. (I'd like to try and find a happy middle ground between going OTT on the traditional cooking vs. making them seem overly assimilated.)

I tried Googling variations on "British Asian/Hindu/Punjabi home cooking" and similar, but that seems to mostly bring up either recipes for restaurant style Indian food or results relevant to India rather than the UK.

Any help with this, or other tips/sources that might be useful when it comes to portraying everyday home life, greatly appreciated!
Tags: india (misc), uk: food and drink, ~religion: hinduism
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