Nilgiri Traditional Food Festival’2013

A traditional food fair was organized by the NNHS at McIver Villa, Coonoor. The focus of the fair was millets, a grain that was once so popular in the Nilgiris that it occupied over 10,000 acres of cultivated land before the advent of the green revolution. This grain now covers less than 1000 acres. A display of several native millets, beans and seeds along with some traditional kitchen utensils highlighted the importance of the fast disappearing jewels. The pinnacle of the event was however the food that consisted of several dishes that were prepared with traditional local ingredients. The event had a good turnout of about 40 people.

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