New millet menu in Parliament, check out the added healthy dishes

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Indian parliamentarians will soon have healthy dining options with new millet dishes added to the Parliament House menu alongside traditional biryani and cutlets, according to a report by The Indian Express.

The year 2023 is being considered the “International Year of Millet” by the United Nations at the initiative of the Government of India, as the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare aims to promote the cultivation and consumption of millet on a larger scale. and take it to the whole world. .

India has been promoting it as a healthy version during the G20 summit events. Millet items and millet dishes were also included in the lunch menu. Bilateral business meeting between India and Indonesia CEOs meeting by Embassy of India in Indonesia.

During his first interaction with Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also touted milet dishes and how India would introduce milet dishes during G20 events.

New dishes added to the menu include – bajre ki raab (soup), ragi dosa, grilled ragi ghee, ragi thatte idli, vegetable jowar upma for starter. In the main course, visitors can relish sarson ka saag with bajra or jowar ki roti, ragi poori, millet mix khichdi and bajra khichdi with garlic chutney. In sweets it will offer kesari kheer, ragi walnut ladoo and bajre ka choorma.

The menu has been prepared by ITDC’s Montu Saini, who previously served at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, serving during the tenures of Pranab Mukherjee and Ram Nath Kovind.

“Millet is rich in protein, fiber, essential vitamins and minerals. They are recognized as a nutritional powerhouse. Helps with immunity, weight reduction and general health. It is high in nutrients like dietary fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats, as well as minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, potassium, and magnesium,” Sharmila Oswal, founder and MD of Gudmom by 1Organic told Hindustan Times.

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