Get your fill of greens
SELVAM Kandasamy is putting out a challenge for Territorians to eat more local vegetarian food.
The owner and chef at Saffrron Indian restaurant at Parap buys local fruit and vegetables and is promoting vegetarian dishes in his restaurant this week.
Farmers NT chief executive officer Grant Fenton said he was aware of some restaurateurs using local produce, citing Jimmy Shu from Darwin’s Hanuman restaurant and said it was something the organisation really wanted to promote.
Mr Kandasamy said local produce was always a feature of his menu.
‘‘Every now and then we pick something specific, in June we focused more on local seafood and I wanted to do that with vegetarian because our food is more vegetarian usually,’’ he said.
‘‘So we have a lot of options here.’’
He said he bought his produce at Rapid Creek market but also went to a Humpty Doo farm.
Among the produce he uses are snake beans, various types of spinach, egg plant, okra (also known as lady’s fingers) and mangoes.
Chef Selvam Kandasamy wants Territorians to eat local vegetablesPicture: