Bajra Khichdi, Jowar Upma, Kangni Ke Laddus… Now these delicious dishes will be available in the canteen of Parliament House
New Delhi: In the canteen of the Parliament House, the menu of food will now include jowar upma to bajra khichdi, ragi laddoos, bajra churma, besides many dishes made of coarse grains like bajra raab and ragi pea broth. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has made arrangements to serve dishes made of Ragi, Jowar, Bajra, Rajgira, Kangni etc. in the canteen for MPs, employees and visitors from the budget session starting from January 31, amidst the encouragement of coarse grains by the government. .
In the canteen of the Parliament House, dishes made from coarse grains prevalent in different regions of the country have been included in the list of food items. This initiative has been started at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had underlined the importance of coarse grains in his address in the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program on Sunday itself. Apart from oat milk, soy milk, bajra raab (Rajasthani), ragi pea broth in soup and bajra onion muthia (Gujarat) as a starter, ragi rava with sambar is served to the health-conscious in the Parliament House canteen. Idli, shahi bajra tikki (Madhya Pradesh) and jowar vegetable upma (Gujarat) will be available.
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In addition, the Parliament Canteen offers Ragi Ghee Roast, Ragi Idli, Jowar Vegetable Upma, and, Maize/Bajra/Jowar Roti with Sarson Ka Saag, Ragi Puri with Potato Curry, with Garlic Chutney as a main meal. Millet khichdi will be available. Also, Shahi Bajra Tikki (Madhya Pradesh), Ragi Dosa with Peanut Chutney (Kerala), Amaranth Salad and Korra Millet Salad will also be served. Rajasthani Rajgira Puri and potato curry will also be served in it.
Visitors coming to the Parliament will also be able to enjoy Amarnath salad, Keshari Kheer made of coarse grains, ragi laddoos etc. It is worth mentioning that last month, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had given a feast of dishes made of only coarse grains for the MPs during the winter session. The United Nations has declared the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets. The Government of India had presented a proposal in this regard.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 31, 2023, 05:10 IST