Food fest at India Gate lawns from tomorrow
New Delhi: If winter is coming, can food festivals be far behind? The Aajeevika India Food Court, set up under the aegis of the Union ministry of rural development and National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) will offer mouth-watering cuisines from 19 states at the India Gate Lawns from October 10-23.
There is plenty on offer for those with adventurous tastebuds. To begin with, there’s the spicy and flavoursome chicken vanasundari from Attapadi, Kerala. Masoppu, a Mysorean dish made from leafy green vegetables, lentil, tamarind, coconut and onion is another interesting item on the menu.
Bhutta ka kees, grated corn simmered in milk, will offer a taste of Madhya Pradesh to the visitor. Ragi momos from Jharkhand, Sel roti from Sikkim, sweet round shaped soft pretzel made from fermented rice batter, and Boorelu from Andhra Pradesh, which is made of chana dal, cardamom, urad dal and rice, will also be available.
The less experimental need not worry. There’s chicken galauti from Lucknow, dum biryani from Hyderabad, litti chokha from Bihar and makkedirotiandsarsondasaa g from Punjabi. The timing is 11am to 10pm.
The fair is called Saras (Sale of Articles of Rural Artisan Society) Mela. More than 400 entrepreneurs will participate in the event to be inaugurated by Union minister of rural development Narendra Singh Tomar. The concept of India Food court has been pioneered by Kudumbashree, the state poverty eradication Mission of Kerala, with one of the biggest community network of women in the country.
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