Amdavadis throng food festival at IIMA's new campus
Publish in : daily.bhaskar.com on 17th Dec, 2011
Ahmedabad: How about having halasan made from ragi and date, handai made from juvar and makai flour, rabdi from millett and almonds? While majority of people would find it difficult even to imagine cooking such items, delicacies from traditional and almost extinct items were commonplce at Sattvik-2011 which started on Friday.
As Amdavadis, known for their fondness for food, thronged the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A)'s new campus, organizers SRISTI feted winners of a competition of traditional food organized on Thursday. The five women participants were Usha Jain, Heena Raval, Pravina Mehta, Bharti Soni and Jyoti Dholakia.
They made three-dhaan laddu, soup made from 7 bhaji, halvasan ade from raagi and date, khandvi from juvar and makai, millette, almond rabdi etc. Other participants were given certificates. In the food festival, children were given special areas to present their skills and citizen to share different recipes.
Sattvik-2011 has been organized by SRISTI and IIM-A. This is the 9th year of the food festival. This year, apart from traditional variety of food, different Indian states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan also have become part of the most anticipated food festival in Ahmedabad. Sattvik, which started on Friday, will continue till Sunday.