“Chenna Vada” or Indian cottage-cheese fritters are very common in odiya dish. We odiya use fresh cottage-cheese and prepare croquettes out of it.These croquettes are again used in gravy .I have served these cheese croquettes in my Foxtail-millet-spinach gravy today.
So in a way ,this dish is a complete healthy meal . Millets are healthy and considered to be super-food. If you are regular at my page ,you must have noticed I have started Millet series few days back.
Its February and I couldn’t even realize how fast January ended . Days were pretty busy with so many things & projects to work on. 2017 January I have started a campaign #SaveLostTemples in my city Bhubaneswar which is also known as Temple city of India .The only motto of this campaign is to create an awareness among people to take a step to protect and save those lost temples which are fading by time. Last Sunday there was a cleaning Campaign at Talesvara Temple where few people joined me .In a span of 5 hour we cleaned the temple dirty premises making the environment healthy & positive.Talesvara Temple is one of those oldest temples which were built in 7th century A.D. Sadly you can’t find any history of it in Google . Here are few pics from Campaign
Now let’s talk about today’s Foxtail millet recipe .
Millet is a very good source of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds that can significantly boost human health in various ways. Celiac sufferers can turn to millet as their source of grains as they are Gluten-free. Millet provides the most energy, as well as the most fat and B-vitamins.Today pick is Foxtail Millet which is very rich in phosphorus and Vitamin B1.
I am happy to collaborate with “EKGAON”, Ekgaon (one village in Hindi) aims to build local community capacity to manage the agriculture value chain and create premium quality artisan food products. As told by Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, Co-Founder & CEO of Ekgaon Technologies; Ekgaon put farmers first and strive to share farmers’ lives, their stories and encourage them to produce quality crops that are grown with labour of love for its customers. Ekgaon believes the shared empathy between a farmer and customer would create healthy food.
Ekgaon is leading social enterprise in India that works with a vast range of bio-diverse community-based organic/natural food products using sustainable, equitable and ethical principles. It painstakingly curate products by exploring, discovering and extracting/growing abundant food variety and thus restoring the forgotten food-diversity through traditional techniques. It uses state of the art technology, tools to connect to more then 20,000 farmers and over 20 artisan-producer organisations to bring over 150 premium food products to markets, ensuring quality assurance across the value chain.