New Delhi: Ragi modak, salad and sweet pongal made from millet are the top three recipes that won the national millet recipe competition organized by the Union Ministry of Agriculture ahead of the International Year of millet 2023.
The recipe for ragi modak by student chefs Shalini Raj Soni and Om Shantani from the Institute of Hotel Management (Delhi) won first prize. The salad recipe consisting of three millets (bajra, jowar and foxmillets) in tricolor tones by Anubhav Nautiyal and Saksham Kaushal, students of Chitkara School of Hospitality (Punjab), won second prize.
The recipe for sweet pongal made from millet by Hiranmoy Chalita and Hansika Jandhayala, students of the Indian Culinary Institute (Nodia), won third prize in the national recipe competition. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar presented Delhi Haat with awards here at the launch of the three-day “millet culinary carnival”. Considered the food of the poor, millets are superfoods and the government promotes them extensively to ensure nutritional security.
In the run-up to the International Year of Millet 2023, the ministry is organizing several programs to promote the production and consumption of millet in India and globally.