Palash Ghosh, Executive Chef, Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra
The Millet Food Festival, themed “Beyond the Grain” aims to educate and showcase the diversity of dishes that can be created using millets
Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra is thrilled to announce the Millet Food Festival with the theme “Beyond the Grain.” The ten-day festival, starting on April 26th, will aims to provide unique dining experience featuring the extensive variety of superfood curated by the culinary experts.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets with approval by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and Taj Hotel & Convention Centre is proud to be part of this initiative.
The hotel’s chefs have undertaken a series of initiatives to explore the usage of millets in traditional cooking, including the visit to village Tundla near Agra to learn about growing the crop and cooking recipes with millets. The result is a menu that showcases millet’s versatility as an ingredient and highlights its nutritional benefits.
Speaking about the initiative, Rahul Joshi, General Manager, Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra said “As we celebrate the International Year of Millets, IHCL takes pride in running this initiative successfully across several regions. Millets are an essential part of our traditional Indian cuisine and have tremendous nutritional benefits. By organising the Millet Food Festival, we are not only celebrating our rich culinary heritage but also contributing towards sustainable agriculture and healthy living. Our efforts align with our commitment to responsible hospitality and building a better tomorrow. We hope to inspire more people to adopt a millet-based diet and contribute towards a healthier, happier India for generations to come.”
“In the food festival, we are featuring extensive variety of cuisines including millet salads, millet burgers, millet porridge, and even millet-based desserts. ‘Beyond the Grain’ is all about experiencing the variety Millet can offer while also highlight the nutritional benefits of this grain. Millet is rich in fiber, protein, and important vitamins and minerals. Along with the dining experience at our fabled Daawat – E – Nawaab, we will have our team talk to our guests on how to incorporate millet into a healthy diet,” said Palash Ghosh, Executive Chef at Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra
The festival will take place at the hotel’s celebrated specialty restaurant Daawat-E-Nawab, and will be open between 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Guests can relish dishes such as Bajra ke Raab with jowar crisp (broth of pearls millet with sorghum crisp), Jowar sabz ki seekh kebab (sorghum coated vegetable kebab on skewers cooked in charcoal tandoor), and Ragi crusted fish with Alleppey curry (finger millet crusted fish served with raw mango coconut curry). The “Beyond the Grains” Millet Food Festival promises to be a unique and exciting culinary experience, highlighting the potential of millets in traditional and innovative cuisine.