Business has certainly been flourishing for V-giyan’s vegan Punjabi curry delivery service which began at the start off the pandemic. READ ABOUT IT HERE: https://www.oxinabox.co.uk/we-dined-on-a-punjabi-feast-of-epic-proportions-the-rise-and-rise-of-v-giyan-and-its-plant-based-vegan-food/
Selling out on a weekly basis, founder Bal Gill was desperate to expand his home business, and has now found the perfect base just outside Woodstock at Upper Campsfield Farm, which opened this week.
It means he can now increase his output by 100%, and is all set to continue delivering his wonderful Punjabi cooking around Oxfordshire to an ever growing legion of fans.
The carnivores were soon converted, the ‘just like railway mutton’ recipe taking nine months to perfect
We were the first customers to try the new set up, our immaculately eco-boxed curry delivery arriving bang on time on Friday night.
Catering for a vegan, gluten free, vegetarian and carnivorous household is no mean feat, but V-giyan achieved it effortlessly.
One of V-Giyan’s regular clients is 99 years old and they hope they are partly responsible
Choose your order online and it arrives via their own riders or Deliveroo. What to choose however is another thing entirely, the menu unexpectedly varied and inspired, from simple dals, salads, sides and curries to much more complex and unusual options, as well as meat replacement options.
The carnivores were predictably unsure but soon converted, the ‘just like chicken tikka masala’, ‘just like railway mutton’ and the ‘just like chicken dhansak’ put paid to that, Bal making sure the consistency and texture of the ‘meat’ is as realistic as possible, the mutton recipe taking nine months to perfect.
No wonder V-giyan is such a bit hit, with delivery routes all over Oxfordshire
The non curry fan enjoyed the beautifully stuffed steamed achari momas with toasted sesame and soy sauce, the punjabi bhajis, and the pungent punjabi veg samosas with their tamarind chutney, as well as the light and fluffy plain and garlic and coriander naans.
The rest of us tucked into a bit of everything including the baingan aubergine curry, crispy organic tofu vindaloo, super greens saag aloo, the chana antra (chickpea and pomegranate), the yellow lentil dal and lots of lovely rice.
I am absolutely over the moon but for me it’s not about the money, it’s about making a positive impact to people’s lives
The bill for eight of us was £120 and we had loads left over for £15 a head. Plus it’s really good for you because there are no additives or preservatives in any of the food and everything has been cooked from scratch, slowly and authentically, as is the Punjabi way.
All the packaging is 100% recyclable and a new cycling delivery service is currently being rolled out in Oxford itself to ensure an even better carbon footprint.
No wonder V-giyan is such a bit hit with clients, with delivery routes all over Oxfordshire from Didcot and Wallingford to Abingdon, Witney, Oxford, Deddington and Banbury. One of Bal’s regular clients is 99 years old and he hopes he’s partly responsible.
He must be delighted then with the rapid growth of his new enterprise? “I am absolutely over the moon but for me it’s not about the money, it’s about making a positive impact to people’s lives and their health, so every day when I come into work I’m happy. I can’t quite believe it.”
There are plans in the pipeline to make v-giyan a national enterprise, so watch this space, but in the meantime Oxfordshire, it’s all ours. Order at https://www.veganpunjabi.delivery and either pick up or have it delivered. Or at Deliveroo at https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/oxford/bladon/v-giyan-express