Indian Millets Emerged As One Of The Trendiest Ingredients Of 2018
2018 has seen a lot of food trends and we discovered that Mumbai has been binging on burgers and milkshakes. But there has been a strong surge of healthy and mindful eating confirms the Godrej Food Trends 2018 Report in association with Vikhroli Cucina. The report is based on the opinion of more than 50 reputed chefs and industry experts that include Chef Ranveer Brar, Chef Ajay Chopra, Chef Kainaz Messman Harchandrai and Chef Rakhee Vaswani. A 100 percent of them said that Indian millets were all the rage in the year gone by.
Healthy Eating And Millets
Srikant Maladi, Head of Programming, Living Foodz spoke on mindful eating and said that “We are increasingly being ‘cuisine mindful’! By that I mean, we want to make conscious choices that just do not follow a trend but respect the environment, the people and the history of the dish or cuisine. Therefore, the desire to know one’s own culinary history lead to more wider questions that impact a globalised lifestyle.”
“Millets are very versatile, be it as rice substitute in Indian cuisine, or in global recipes like salads, soups, appetizers and even desserts,” says Dr. Nandita Iyer, Food Blogger at Saffron Trail and the Author of The Everyday Healthy Vegetarian cookbook. “They just work in everything and are definitely cheaper than quinoa, khus khus, or any other grains. There are at least four to five varieties now available in almost every supermarket. Initiatives of the government of Karnataka like organizing very large scale festival around millets, promoting organic farming of millets, and roping in chefs also goes a long way in making millets more acceptable to our population.”