Millets in Industrial Canteens-A Workshop – OMITF2019

As a run up to the upcoming Organics Millets International Trade Fair 2018 (OMITF2019) scheduled for Jan 18th-20th, 2019, at the Bangalore Palace grounds, there are a series of related events that will take place at various locations.

A session to create create awareness about preparing innovative, cost effective millet products among industrial caterers, was one such event that was held at the Faculty of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (MSRUAS), Bangalore on 15th December, 2018.

The Nutrition and Nutraceutical Research Centre (NNRC),
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS), in association with The Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka (DOA GoK) and International Crops Research Institute for Semi – Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) were the organizers of this one day workshop.

The workshop included technical sessions and culinary demonstrations on millet products by experts in the field.

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Resurgence of Millets – Panel discussion – OMITF2019

 

As a run up to the upcoming Organics Millets International Trade Fair 2018 (OMITF2019) scheduled for Jan 18th-20th, 2019, at the Bangalore Palace grounds, there are a series of related events that will take place at various locations.

The Panel discussion on Resurgence of Millets In My Plate, was one of these events that was held at the The Capitol Hotel on Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India on December 7th, 2018.

 

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Smartfood Culinary Challenge for Young Chefs – OMITF2019

As a run up to the upcoming Organics Millets International Trade Fair 2018 (OMITF2019) scheduled for Jan 18th-20th, 2019, at the Bangalore Palace grounds, there are a series of related events that will take place at various locations.

The Smart Food Culinary challenge for Young Chefs, was one of these events that was held at the Faculty of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (MSRUAS), Bangalore on 5th December, 2018.

It was organized by the Department of Agriculture, Govt of Karnataka and Smart food Global, an initiative of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), which is an international organization which conducts agricultural research for rural development.

 

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Ragi Manni – Finger Millet Jelly

Buoyed by the response to my previous recipe on Ragi milk, I am making the most of the (momentary 😀 ) momentum I am in and quickly going on to jotting down the recipe of a very traditional and popular dessert that is made in Mangalore. I am a Mangalorean ‘in theory’, having never actually lived in Mangalore, since my father used to be transferred to different cities in India, every two years.

My connect with Mangalore has always been through relatives and short holidays. However, we did have a bit of Mangalorean cuisine cooking up our kitchen, peacefully coexisting with the local fare of the current land we were in and thus we were exposed to quite a few of the well known staples.

One such entity is this Ragi (Finger Millet) manni, a jelly (or even mousse or pudding if you will), kind of dessert that indulges your sweet tooth while being healthy at the same time. Not too many of those in this world eh ? 😀

 

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Ragi (Finger Millet) Milk

People who have been following my blog, will notice that while I am quick to update my travel posts and pictures, I am quite laid back when it comes to taking the trouble to post recipes 😀 This is because I like to explain in great detail and am always afraid that if I write in a hurry, I will not do sufficient justice to the narration.

Having said that however, I have come to a point where people are pointing weapons at me 😀 and hence I am going to hurriedly but hopefully clearly put forth one of the recipes that has been pending for a while.

A recipe to create an ingredient, which I then use in many other recipes and therefore it is important to get it done with.

So here I present to you the plant based Milk of  Eleusine coracana, better known as Ragi or Finger Millet.

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