Do you ever think about the challenges faced by farmers of India?
Do you know almost 50 crore people still are either farmers or are dependent on farming?
I am sure most of you have heard about problems like low rainfall, small land holdings, floods, pest infestation and loans, and payments but there are many other challenges too. One biggest challenge is the revenue share. Most farmers sell their produce at a very low price and do not get what is worth their hard work and produce. The agriculture plays an important role in Indian economy but the conditions of farmers is poor.
All these reasons and my love for farm-fresh food as a nutritionist led me to discover this amazing brand called Farmveda with a tagline that its owned by the farmers of India.
Why it is called as owned by farmers of India?
In 2005, few farmers from Gunipalli in Andhra Pradesh decided to work together for mutual benefit but they were not able to get a good amount of money. So, an NGO called Center for collective development helped them and today there are 15,000 farmers work together across three districts and it’s slowly spreading to other states.
What are the products in the market?
There are many healthy and yummy options in 4 main categories – Idli mixes, dosa mixes, breakfast mixes and ready to eat options. The best part is that all options are preservatives free, nutritious and yummy too.
I recently tried rava idli, lemon poha, and chutney podi and groundnut chutney. I must say, my daughters loved them all and according to my elder one, this was the softest and best rava idli she ever had. As a mom, I know I don’t have to worry as there are no chemicals or preservatives in the food packets. Next on my list are multi millet dosa and ragi dosa which I surely am trying soon.
Also see Easy jaggery and dates chutney recipe.
Nutrition from farm to table–
The best part about Farmeveda products is that they are ready instantly and yet they are healthy. Mostly instant foods are not as healthy as they are either full of chemicals and preservatives. But Farmveda products are easy to use, nutritious, and tasty. My teenager can easily cook any of the products easily as they are easy to cook.
I tried a new recipe with the rava idli mix by adding a few extra ingredients.
Name – Farmveda Healthy rava idli with the goodness of flax seeds and sesame seeds
A small change to increase the nutrition quotient by adding flax seeds powder and few sesame seeds(til). With one cup of ragi idli mixture, you can make almost 14-15 idlis of medium size. Just add 1 tsp flax seed powder to increase the fiber content and sesame seeds to get some calcium.
- Farmveda Rava idli mix – 1 cup
- Water – 1 cup
- Curd – ½ cup
- Flax seeds powder – 1
- Sesame seeds or til seeds – 1 tsp
- Take 1 cup
rava idli mix and add flax seeds powder and sesame seeds. a
- Mix properly and add the same amount of water and keep aside for 5 minutes.
- Now take 1/’2 cup curd and add it to the mixture.
- Mix properly and keep for another five minutes.
- Cook it in the idli maker and enjoy with Farmveda chutney podi or coconut chutney.
I tried chutney podi and groundnut chutney with rava idli and they are ready to make and you can make them in a jiffy.
Where are these available?
These are available online on Amazon and Big basket in Bangalore and Hyderabad. Also, in Namdhari stores, MK retail, and other supermarkets. So, what are you waiting for? Try this packed goodness from the farmers of India and help Farmeveda in their great initiative to help farmers of India earn according to their hard work.
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