Indian food tradition: Authored by Meghna Sharma (New Delhi)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about the Indian food tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

Hi, I am Meghna Sharma,  mother of two daughters, 10 and 2.5 years old. I was born and brought up in Delhi but my native place is Rajasthan. The culturally enriched state leaves an impeccable impact on our lives too.  

Life is good but sometimes I miss my maternal house very much. Since we live in Delhi we used to go to our Nani’s house during summer vacations, you can imagine the weather of Rajasthan during summers, but still the fun was unlimited. My maternal house was basically at Churu, a place near Bikaner.

May and June were the hottest months, and during that period dehydration was the most common thing we all suffered from, as the ground water of Rajasthan was mostly salty and we were not used to it. But nothing to worry when nani maa (grandmother) and mausiya(Aunties) were there to take care of us. To save us from dehydration they use to make a lot of healthy and delicious drinks like Amma panna, imli ka panna, bajre ki raabri, mango shake and nimbu ki shikanji. Rasna, tang and other cold drinks were like a dream for us.

I have a very small family in nanihal with 7 mausi and 2 mama’s plus 1 mamij with we kids among 1 or 2 of each, total we are around 25-30 humans not much😅😅 and my mother being the eldest of the small army but disciplined and stick to our roots. 

Going to Rajasthan and not having their main cuisine daal-baati-churma…is like going to Agra and not visiting Taj Mahal. The world famous rajasthani Panchmel daal is a mixture of 5 daals altogether with tadka or desi ghee to strengthen bones. Kair-sangri ki sabzi which is made with lots of nuts is must have and without Besan ke gatte ki sabzi your trip can never be complete. Bikaneri sponge rasgulla …l can feel water in my mouth only by writing 🤤🤤

Tulsi became the sacred plant….which we used to worship since childhood and we all very well know the medicinal properties of this holy plant. When we used to visit in winters, Tulsi and ginger tea was a must to get rid of cold and cough.

But now food has completely changed, there is so much Adulteration these days, that we are not able to give the kind of stuff we had in our childhood. In our childhood, even the normal home made cooked food was intact with all the nutrients and unknowing we were getting all required nutrients.

But still where there is a will there is a way.. We have to take some time out from our busy and high gadgets life to make food interesting for them. Out of all the dried  fruits my daughters only eat raisins, so I make powder of different nuts and hide it in their chapatis and parathas…job done with fun. Instead of ordering junk food from outside, I used to make it at home with whole wheat. I even make protein powder at home to mix in their milk.These are some small things which can make a big difference in a kid’s health.

I feel really blessed to have such an enriched life and I am trying to pass it on to my little one’s in every way and manner I can. 

Indian food tradition

Thank you so much for providing me with a platform to share a bit of me.  I truly believe that nowadays children do not get the kind of nutrition and food that we used to get in childhood. It is great that Iyurved is making such nutritious food products for kids.

My kids loved the chocolate spread. Its a combo of health and taste. looking forward for Iyurved’s up coming products for kid’s immunity, eye health and brain development.

Let’s stay healthy and safe.

Regard,

MEGHANA SHARMA


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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Deepti Oberoi(New Delhi)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about the Indian food tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

I am deepti, from Dehradun and now live in New Delhi with my family. Born and brought up in Dehradun in a Vegetarian Punjabi family. Punjabis are world famous for their cuisine like breads (Parantha with butter or Ghee, Butter Naan, Lachcha Parantha, Makki ki roti and many more), Non – Vegetarian food (Butter Chicken, Tandoori Chicken etc.) and Vegetarian food(Makhni Dal, Sarson ka Saag etc.).

Grew up in a middle class family of six members Mummy, Papa , 2 elder sisters, me and my younger brother and being a part of Punjabi family we are foodie kids but totally depend on home made food means “Mummy ke haathon ka bana ghar ka sada khaana”. My father never allowed us to eat any food(main course) from outside. I remember in my childhood visiting a hotel or any restaurant to fulfil your hunger with outside food not in trend like today.

On daily basis in morning breakfast my mother use to cook delicious parantha(kabhi aloo ka, kabhi gobbi ka, kabhi paneer ka) With a cup of milk, In lunch sabji with plain parantha and in evening a cup of tea with aate wale biscuits and in last meal of the day means dinner we ate Daal n Chawal with salad. Sundays were a treat for all of us 4 kids because on alternate Sunday Mummy used to make Rajma chawal, Chole Bhutre, Aloo puri, Chole Chawal with any sweet dish like Suji ka halwa, ice cream, custard etc. As Sundays were our outing day at that time we ate snacks like aloo tikki, chaat papdi, dahi bhalle chaat, gol gappe, samosa, jalebi once in a week. Especially in winters Mummy made Aate ka halwa in desi ghee for all of us late at night . While we were studying in our room, Mummy came in our room with the tray to serve us garma garam Halwa with a cup of coffee.

“ Wo Bhi Kya Din The Jab Ghar Ka Khaana & Light Snacks Hi Achche Lagte The”

But nowadays the scenario is totally different in each and every way, especially food habits. I am a mother of 2 daughters. My elder daughter is a teenager and my younger one is 11 years old. My both daughters and even my husband love to eat junk food like pasta, pizza, momos, Maggie, Fries etc. on a daily basis as snacks in the evening. They are eating homemade food just as a routine or requirement of fulfilment of their stomach nothing else but eating junk food is like a treat for them. Now junk food is a part of our life but being a mother I always give my best to boost them with healthy food.

With my Mother
My husband and kids
Indian food tradition

Thanks to Iyurved for giving us this opportunity of sharing our different culture of food. I truly believe that nowadays children do not get the kind of nutrition and food that we used to get in childhood. It is great that Iyurved is making such nutritious food products for kids. This is the need of the hour.

Received the samples, outstanding products. My kids loved the chocolate one and I liked the savoury as we can now add to everything that they eats without even making them realize.


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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Deepa Gupta (New Delhi)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about Indian food tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

Hi, I am Deepa, proud homemaker, wife and mother of two gorgeous kids Sumona and Lisa. I am from a beautiful city called Kanpur. Youngest in my house and growing up in a dignified family is always a demur where you have to live it up to the expectations not only in your personal growth but in terms of food and taste as well.

I grew up at my Nani’s house as my mom was a single parent and a full time working woman so my nani and nanu took the place of my mom and dad. I shared an alluring relationship with my nani and nanu.  I used to call my nani as Laal Mummy (laal means dearest in Sindhi language and Also, she had pink cheeks.) and nanu as Daddy. My Nani and Nanu were always there for me and were my first teachers.

My nani was very religious and made me learn lots of Sindhi prayers and songs which I was never interested in. She would always take out one plate for bhagwaan ji from all her cooked meals then only allow us to eat or even touch that food. It was funny, however I truly respect her emotions.

She was a huge fan of bollywood actor Dharmendra and had never missed any of his movies, Always first day first show that too in theaters, no compromises in that, sometimes my nanu was so jealous of bollywood actor Dharmendra, but the way they adored as partners and their commitment to each other as best companions has always filled my heart with hope and love. They were the cutest and my favorites always.

 My Nani would always pamper me and make typical sindhi heavy  breakfast to start off the day, which could vary from royal dal pakwan (fried crispy maida based poori with mildly spiced Bengal gram dal) to seyal phulka(spiced bites of leftover chapatis in  thick garlic, onion tomato gravy).

The other options would be Basar ji koki( a thick flat bread made with whole wheat flour mixed with Bengal gram dal with onion, fresh green chillies and some garam masala made into dough with lots of oil), daal ji debri / Moong Dal parantha (flatbread stuffed with boiled moong ki dal mixed with salt and minimum masala served with curd) or saiyun patata(maida based roasted vermicelli cooked in sweet water served with spiced sautéed Potatoes as a savory along papad) and most  important be it winters or summers you can’t get out of the house without Matho(Salted Lassi).

The  lunch would consist of Tur Dal (cooked with tomato, chilies and tamarind paste) with chawal and Patata(potatoes)/, bhindiyun(okra)/, peah(peas)/, singiyun(drumsticks)or bheeh(lotus stem) served with dahi and a bowl of summer/winter fruit like amb(mango) / Gidra(muskmelon) / loochaa(plums). It was always a well balanced meal and full of nutrition. I used to wait for special occasions when she would make special dishes like teevar (meat), sai bhaji with pulav or Sindhi Kadhi, I don’t think in my childhood my grandparents or Mum ever ordered food from outside. All the snacks were homemade from gur ke ladoo to khas khas ka halwa to bhajiyas or pakore or you name the snack she would make at home.

The culture was very different from today, where we not only shared our food to our neighbors but also. Those chaotic days when all the kids used to gather in the evening to play outdoor games or to do knitting or mehendi sessions or cooking in the woods or planning for what to do productive in summer holiday. We projected so many plays or dance performances to our colony members without any adult supervision.

We knew our next door neighbors and they were like our extended family only.

Things are contrasting now, we push our kids to go and play outdoors than to be on TV /Laptop or be friends with next door neighbors. These days we modern mums organize play dates at sports clubs to ensure the child is advancing social skills and getting adjusted to other humans. Every mom of this era is facing some or the other challenges, be it with food, nutrition or any other skill. Now, kids have more inclination for pizza, fries and coke than a home cooked meal. We were really fortunate to be part of such amazing families who taught us and converted us as Super Moms. Our kids demand variety and exciting meals. I also ensure that every meal I am serving to my kids is well balanced and full of nutrition. So to make it fun when I serve our desi paneer ka parantha with makhan I don’t say that it’s a paneer parantha…It’s  always a cottage cheese flatbread topped with butter:-P for them:-D.

So keep trying you awesome Moms! Strive for excellence and remember that good enough is the new perfect!

Grand father and Grand mother
ME
Indian food tradition

I am very grateful to Iyurved for sharing my childhood memories and giving me this platform. I truly believe that nowadays children do not get the kind of nutrition and food that we used to get in childhood. It is great that Iyurved is making such nutritious food products for kids. This is the need of the hour.

I personally recommend all the parents to try both Iyurved’s DAILY NUTRITION Chocolate and Savoury spread for their kids.

Regards,

DEEPA GUPTA.


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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Surabhi Srivastava ( Ghaziabad, U.P.)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about the Indian food tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

Hi,  I am Surabhi, basically from Kanpur U.P. , Kanpur has always been famous for its  tasty foods and like Thaggu ke laadu, Badnaam kulfi and Baba biryani etc. and the same Indian food tradition has been followed in our house as well, like we live to eat and eat to live 😅😅

I had spent my childhood in a joint family and there were 11 members in the family including Mummy, Papa, my Siblings, Grandparents, Uncle, Aunties and cousins, even neighbors are like family members. Everyday was like a party, not like today’s culture of nuclear families, people don’t even know their immediate neighbors. 

There has been a set and disciplined pattern of  food. Although it was full of variety including Dal, Chawal, Green veggies, Stuff paratha, roti on regular days and on special occasions or on sundays menu includes special things like Chicken curry, Biryani, Paneer, Chola and a lot more. On most of the Sundays papa bring Jalebi, samosa and kachori for the breakfast. Even today when I go to my parents house, that breakfast treat is must 😅. Just like everybody’s mother, my mother is also a great cook, can’t find that taste in anybody’s hand especially those Dal ke phare.  Really miss those days.

There was a strict timing for every meal in our family and we were not allowed to skip our meals, like breakfast at 10, lunch between 1-2, evening tea and snacks at 5 and dinner by 9. 

Now with change in times, not only our food culture changed drastically but our way of raising our kids has changed a lot. Kids are becoming more fussy and difficult to handle, especially when it comes to nutrition as they are more prone to junk food. I am a mother of a 13 year old girl and still struggling to make disciplined and healthy eating habits. In my childhood ,we never went outside to have lunch or dinner casually, only on special occasions once or twice in a year, but nowadays not only children but even we parents also want to go out during weekends.

At last I just wanted to say that it is very important to make your kids aware of what they are eating and encourage them to have a healthy lifestyle.

Me
With my Brother, Mother and Father
Indian food tradition

I am very grateful to Iyurved for sharing my childhood memories and giving me this platform. I truly believe that nowadays children do not get the kind of nutrition and food that we used to get in childhood. It is great that Iyurved is making such nutritious food products for kids. This is the need of the hour.

In today’s world of busy parents these spreads( chocolate and savoury) are life saving, especially when kids are fussy eater like mine. Just a spoon fulfills -their daily nutrition needs. hats off to Iyurved for making such fabulous products.

Regards,

SURABHI SRIVASTAVA


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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Sangitika Patra Shendre (Cuttack, Odisha)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about the Indian food tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

Hello everyone, I am Sangitika patra shendre, born and brought up in an Odia family. My father belongs to Jajpur in Odisha and my mother belongs to Cuttack a beautiful city surrounded by rivers. But my grandparents from both sides, my nanaji and my dadaji both were serving in the railways in Bondhamunda (known for Asia’s biggest railway ward)near Rourkela (Odisha), so my maximum childhood time of summer vacation we spent in Bondhamunda. 

So when it comes to Indian food tradition, I can say Odisha has a lot of variety in food, and diversity in every district or borders.

Like we used to have these many varieties of breakfast: Suji upma, Dahibara(dahiwada), Aludum(small single potato curry), Chuda santula( includes sometime banana or mangoes), Bara(vada), Ghuguni(dry green peas curry), Chakuli pitha(plain dosa), Alu tarkari(potato curry). My dadi and nani both use to make all these dishes very delicious😋�.

People also ask: What is the traditional food of Orissa?

What is Odia food?

A typical Odia meal will comprise rice, dal, a vegetable dish or two, something fried, and a fish curry or even meat. There’s a lot of similarity between Odia and Bengali food – the two cuisines in fact use pretty much the same kind of spices and ingredients, but in the end they are quite distinct. However, unless you’re used to both the cuisines, you may not even be able to tell the difference. Mustard oil, besara (mustard seeds pounded with garlic), panch phutana (panch phoron) are three important ingredients in Odisha, with even curd being an occasional feature. Having said that, the cuisine has been influenced by its borders as well, with Andhra Pradesh adding its Telugu touches, and chillies and curry leaves, and tamarind, making an appearance in some of the dishes. The food in this Odisha-Andhra border in fact is high on the spice factor. And you’ll see the influence vividly if you make a trip to Berhampur during the festival of Pongal. And while coastal Odisha loves its fish, the cuisine is replete with vegetarian, and sattvik food, thanks to the Jagannath temple in Puri.

Rice is a staple in Odisha, with vegetables such as potatoes, yam, pumpkin, brinjal, ash gourd, drumstick, banana flower and stem, finding their way into different dishes. Then again there are some of the unusual ones, which are rarely talked about. Take the Hendua (from western Odisha) for example, dried bamboo shoot that is used to make pickle, or even a curry with ladies finger, panch phutana, mustard paste, tomatoes, and chillies. It’s a heady combination of aroma and flavour, with both trying to outdo each other. Then there is the famous dalma, a dish that the cuisine is most commonly known for. The dalma is a preparation where daal and vegetables are cooked together, and usually eaten with rice. One can use moong dal, toor dal, or even chana dal. Some of the vegetables added include yellow pumpkin, raw banana, brinjal, and raw papaya. The panch phutana is an important ingredient in the dalma, as are dry red chillies, ginger (chopped) turmeric, roasted cumin seeds, and some ghee. A simple and quick preparation, the dalma actually has plenty of variations, and the better the vegetables, the better the end result.

Meat is definitely important in an Odia meal, especially if it’s a special one. What’s quite curious is that in general a mutton curry is referred to as mansha tarkari, where tarkari is curry. A standard mutton curry recipe will include potatoes, garlic, onions, ginger, garam masala, whole black pepper and cardamom, cinnamon, and a pinch of sugar. Additionally, the mutton is marinated in turmeric, curd, and red chili powder. The dish is cooked in mustard oil. It takes a while to make this one.

The Dahi Baigana where slices of brinjal are first fried and then cooked in a curd based gravy too is a delicious preparation. 

The khechidi (or khichdi) is a very important dish in Odia cuisine. It’s served at the Jagannath Puri temple, and while that recipe is extremely simple (using only moong dal, rice, heeng, and basic ingredients such as salt, turmeric, dried bay leaf, cinnamon), there are other variations where one could add vegetables such as cauliflower florets, peas, and potatoes. It’s not only healthy, but tasty too.

Santula, One of the main food dishes of Odisha, Santula is a classic Odia delicacy that you can slurp and slurp even more on your trip. Made with raw papaya, brinjal, and tomato, the dish has more greens and fewer spices, thereby having all the makings for a healthy dish.

One can’t end an Odia meal without something sweet, and one of the most famous dishes to have out of that cuisine is the chhena poda (literally meaning burnt cheese). Cooked with chhena (curdled milk) the dessert can be either baked or even cooked in a pressure cooker. It requires some sooji (semolina), refined flour, and lots of sugar (to caramelize, and to sweeten). Some people also add some dry fruits such as pistachios, and cashew nuts, to add texture. A little bit of green cardamom (crushed) adds a lovely fragrance to the dish too. And ofcourse rice kheer is also a very important dish of Odisha.

From bhajas (fried food), dal, tarkari (vegetable preparations), to fish and meat curries – there are plenty of dishes in the cuisine experiment with. Odia food has its lovely nuances, a sense of rusticity that hasn’t withered with time, and that will always make it special.

So like this I grew up with traditional food of Odisha. Hope u all enjoyed reading my story, many more things are there to pen, but for now this is it.

Me
Indian food tradition (Chhena Poda)
With my kids

Thanks to Iyurved for giving us this opportunity of sharing our different culture of food. I truly believe that nowadays children do not get the kind of nutrition and food that we used to get in childhood. It is great that Iyurved is making such nutritious food products for kids. This is the need of the hour.

I tried the chocolate spread. The taste is great but more than taste I like the ingredients and no preservative concept, Awesome, keep up the good work. 🙏🙏Jai jagannath 🙏🙏

Regards,

SANGITIKA PATRA SHENDRE


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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Sumantra Bagchi (Kolkata, W.B.)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about Indian food tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

Bengalis are known to be born foodies. I grew up in an environment where home-made food or Indian food tradition was considered far superior to restaurants. I always cherished eating Bhaja Muger Dal (Moong Dal fried and not boiled) and Aloo Bhaja (French Fries and not Julienne) with Gondhoraj Lebu (lemon with aroma). Dal is probably still the most uncomplicated dish ever discovered, simple yet tasty. 

Apart from a regular freshwater fish item like Rui, Katla, Tengra, Pabda, weekdays were allocated for veg items and weekends for non-veg so that the entire family can relish every bite. So, Sunday was D-Day for me. While Mushur Dal (Masoor Dal), Mug Dal (Moong Dal), Danta Chochori (Mixed veg with Drumsticks), Aloo Posto (Potatoes in a thick paste of Poppy Seeds), Begun Bhaja (Fried Eggplant), Mocha (Banana Flower) formed the veg line-up, the non-veg armoury was even more tempting with Kosha Mangsho (Mutton in thick paste), Bhetki Paturi (Bekti Fish coated with mustard paste, wrapped in banana leaf and steamed), Chingri Malai Curry (Prawns in Coconut Gravy) and Bhapa Ilish (Hilsa Fish with mustard paste, steamed). Being a food enthusiast, it was impossible to cover even 2 non-veg items in a single meal as back in those times the quantity overpowered variety. But I was blessed with the capacity to Eat-all Digest-all as I could never let go of any dish without gratifying my taste buds. My mom’s Kosha Mangsho is something which I cherish even today.

When I used to visit my maternal grandparents for summer vacation, the variety of pickles made by my grandmother was simply amazing. The Gur-Aam and Chiri-Aam were always on my list. The GurAam resembled Murabba but with the Bengali touch of spices. The name Chiri always intrigued me which basically was finely grated green mango. Nevertheless, they both tasted heavenly. I still miss them. Then competed the varieties of pickles with green mango, chilies, garlic and tomato. I often used to wonder why Grandmother took so much pain to make those pickles. Later, I realized that it is her love and emotions attached while preparing that made each one of them unique. I still believe, any food made by heart has a lot more to offer apart from its ingredients, process, pre-cooking and post cooking measures. Maybe this is the reason, the home-made Kosha Mangsho tasted much better compared to the restaurant. 

Unfortunately, now the trend has shifted to the other end of the spectrum with Eating-Out being the norm. The entry of junk food in our lives has added more pain than pleasure, which is realized in later stages. What was considered a luxury once, has now become a standard today, especially for kids. Last but not the least, a greater loss of emotional quotient attached to food, the feeling of “Cooking for My Family” is slowly diminishing only to reflect that times have indeed changed.

Me with my mother and father.
Indian food tradition (Mutton rice).
Creativity at its best.

I am very grateful to Iyurved for sharing my childhood memories and giving me this platform. I truly believe that nowadays children do not get the kind of nutrition and food that we used to get in childhood. It is great that Iyurved is making such nutritious food products for kids. This is the need of the hour.

In today’s world of busy parents these spreads( chocolate and savoury) are life saving, especially when kids are fussy eaters. Just a spoon fulfills their daily nutrition needs. hats off to Iyurved for making such fabulous products.

Regards,

SUMANTRA BAGCHI


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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Geeta Tiwari (Varanasi, U.P.)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about food and tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

As written by Geeta Tiwari- 65 years

With the arrival of Holi, many memories are refreshed. At this stage of life, it is the memories that keep the mind like a child. In our time, festival were the reason to celebrate. As soon as the march begins, papad chips started appearing on everyone’s roof. All of us friends used to decide the day on which we all go to each others house to help in making chips and papad, as we made this for the whole year. You must be thinking why for a year? In our time these Lays- Kurkure packets were not available, so when we wanted to eat something in the evening with tea, these chips and papad were an easy option. As far as gujiya is concerned there was no limit, nothing was more. The eating habits and foods those days were very simple, homemade food was preferred. Do not remember that we have ever gone outside to eat specially.

Then the second innings of age started, after marriage my lifestyle changed completely, my husband was in defense (IAF) and had to transfer after every three years. New place, new people, new culture. People from different states all used to live together. Everyone used to share recipes of special dishes of their states with each other, we were each other’s YouTube channel. Got to learn a lot.

Now looking at the children of today, it seems that even though we have come a long way in technology, the eating habits have become very bad. The value of home cooked food has come down. But I feel very happy when my grandson makes a list on the phone before coming and says that granny, I want to eat items made by your hands, when my daughter says mummy saw red chilies in the market today – put pickles for me too.

Iyurved is doing a fabulous job by making food nutritious for kids. Received the samples, outstanding products. My grandson loved the chocolate one and I liked the savoury as we can now add to everything that he eats without even making him realise.

Once again I would like to thank Iyurved for showcasing my story.

Regards,

Geeta Tiwari


गीता तिवारी- 65 वर्ष

होली के आने के साथ ही बहुत सारी यादें ताज़ा हो जाती हैं। उम्र के इस पड़ाव पे यादें ही तो हैं जो मन को बच्चों जैसा बनाए रखती हैं। हमारे समय में त्योहार तो बहना हो जाता था कुछ ख़ास बनाने का। मार्च शुरू होते ही सबकी छत पर पापड़ चिप्स दिखने लगते थे। हम सब friends दिन decide कर लेते थे कि किस दिन किसके घर जाना है help करवाने, साल भर के चिप्स पापड़ जो बनने होते थे एक साथ। आप सोच रहे होंगे साल भर के क्यों? अब हमारे समय में ये Lays- kurkure के packet तो मिलते नहीं थे तो शाम को जब कुछ खाने का मन करता तो चाय के साथ यही काम आते थे। ऊपर से होली की special गुझिया जितनी भी बनाओ कम ही पड़ जाती थी। तब का खान पान भी बहुत सादा हुआ करता था। घर की ही बनी चीजें खाई जाती थी। याद ही नहीं कि कभी बाहर specially खाने के लिए गये हों। 

फिर उम्र की दूसरी पारी शुरू हुई, शादी के बाद मेरी lifestyle एकदम से बदल गयी, मेरे husband defence में थे (IAF) हर तीन साल बाद transfer। नयी जगह नए लोग नया culture। अलग अलग states के लोग सब मिलजुल कर रहते थे। सब एक दूसरे के साथ अपने states की special dishes की recipe share करते थे, हम एक दूसरे के Youtube channel थे   . काफी कुछ सीखने को मिला। 

अब आज कल के बच्चों को देखती हु तो लगता है कि technology मे भले ही हम बहुत आगे निकल गए हैं पर eating habits तो बहुत ही ख़राब हो गयी हैं। घर के खाने की value कुछ कम हो गयी है। पर बहुत खुशी होती है जब मेरा नाती आने से पहले phone पर एक लिस्ट बनाता है और बोलता है कि नानी मुझे आपके हाथों के बने items खाने हैं, जब बेटी बोलती है mummy आज मार्केट में लाल मिर्च देखी- मेरे लिए भी अचार डाल देना।

Me
With my Husband
Me with my Son, Daughter and Daughter-in-law

बच्चों के लिए पौष्टिक खाद्य उत्पाद बनाकर Iyurved शानदार काम कर रहा है। मुझे sample बहुत पसंद आये, उत्कृष्ट उत्पाद। मेरे पोते को chocolate बहुत पसंद आया और मुझे savouryI क्योंकि अब हम उसे बिना बताए भी जो कुछ भी वो खाता हैं, उसमें मिला सकते हैं, और इसे और अधिक पौष्टिक बना सकते हैI

एक बार फिर मैं अपनी कहानी  साझा करने के लिए Iyurved को धन्यवाद देना चाहता हूं।

आपकी,

गीता तिवारी

. . .

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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Deepa Chandra (Kanpur, U.P.)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about Indian food tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

My Food Journey!

Hi, I am Deepa Chandra. I have spent more than 6 decades in this world and with my experience I can say Food is not only for survival  but it influences our emotional ,social and cultural life to a great extent and good food also nourishes our soul.

A life starts with two drops of milk and ends with two drops of Gangajal. Life and food are two sides of the same coin.

As I go down the memory lane, I see myself as a child in a happy family. We are three sisters and a brother. I can still feel the heavenly taste of food cooked by my mother whom we fondly called Amma. I don’t know why even a simple sabji made by her tasted so nice. Those days mostly food was prepared at home, dining out was rare. I remember every meal was made afresh and our house help used to grind fresh masala and chutneys on sil batta, Angithi and kerosene stoves were common during those days, and gas stove came much later.

All the snacks & sweets were freshly prepared at home and milk and fruits used to be a part of our daily diet .My father was fond of good food, so in the evenings when he came from the office, hot snacks were served with tea. Halwa and pakodi were most common.

During festivals, lots of dishes were prepared. Especially in Holi, gujiya,gulab jamun,samosa and a variety of papads,chips were made in large quantities. Friends and relatives visited us and we visited them.

As papa was in administrative services, he was posted in various parts of U.P. and we had the opportunity to taste some regional foods from different parts of the state. Food from every region has a tinge of its own.

We are non-vegetarians so every Sunday was a special day when we could relish the yummy non veg preparations by Amma. Those days mutton was more common than chicken. We also enjoyed eating kebabs and keema. We had Muslim friends and I remember Amma learning some tasty cuisines from them.

During our vacations we used to visit our Nani’s home in Allahabad. We eagerly looked forward to the train journey and enjoyed every moment of the journey along with the home packed food. Puri,sabji,achar and a surahi for water (earthen pot) with a steel glass on top of it was a common sight and that journey food tasted so delicious.

I loved food cooked by my Nani which had a native flavor and Nanaji used to bring small Allahabadi samosa and jalebis for us.

My real cooking started after marriage. When I got married, my husband was in the last stages of writing his Ph. D. thesis and we had a small apartment in the IIT Kanpur campus from where my cooking journey started and I tried my hands on my first few dishes. In the evenings we often ate in canteens or Red Rose (the one and only restaurant in the campus at that time). Most of the evenings, friends would visit us and there were joint cooking sessions which everyone enjoyed. Different cuisines like south Indian and Chinese were experimented. Chinese food was gradually gaining popularity in India at that time.                                                         

Every household in India has a different food culture and I learnt some different types of food in my new house. My father in law and other members were strictly vegetarians but my mother in law loved non veg. This common food interest made both of us happy and some evenings we both would enjoy eating fried fish or chicken curry.

Most of my life I lived in I.I.T campus and my children grew up there. With time my culinary skills improved and I enjoyed trying new recipes. Both my kids had different tastes and food choices and I ended up satisfying their likings by trying more varieties. Aloo (potato) used to be a common choice of both my husband and son, my son used to demand aloo-tamatar ki sabji almost every single day. My daughter was not so fond of aloo, so sometimes I would prepare aloo-mutter tamatar sabji, separate the mutters from my son’s bowl & serve it as aloo-tamatar for him and as mutter-tamatar for my daughter.(How creative right? )

aur aaj bhi aloo humare ghar par raaj kar raha hai 😃 😃 . Sharing of food pots with friends and neighbors was very common. We enjoyed dining at each other’s place. People of different states mingled freely and many a time’s ladies would share food recipes with each other. Birthday parties were thrown with great zeal and in most of the parties menu was chhole, bhature, dahi vada, cake etc.

Visits to foreign countries widened my food vision and I realized that food affects all aspects of life and apart from Indian food tradition, every country has its own food traditions. It is a culture in itself including numerous varieties of dishes, methods of cooking, ways of serving and eating. How Japanese drink tea, how Germans greet before having food by saying “Guten appétit”, how Chinese eat with sticks and how Indians can manage with hand. “Food is a common ground which brings us together.” It unites nations and cultures across the Globe. Inviting someone for tea is not just about tea, It is about the warmth, affection and friendship that we share over a cup of tea.

Me
Me in frock with my Brother, Mother Father and Aunt (Mausi)
Indian food tradition ( Samosa, Jalabi and tea)

I am very grateful to Iyurved for sharing my childhood memories and giving me this platform. I truly believe that nowadays children do not get the kind of nutrition and food that we used to get in childhood. It is great that Iyurved is making such nutritious food products for kids. This is the need of the hour.

I personally recommend all the parents to try both Iyurved’s DAILY NUTRITION Chocolate and Savoury spread for their kids.

Regards,

Deepa Chandra


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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Meena Singh (Ballia, U.P.)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about food and tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

As Written by Meena Singh- 66 Years

I was born in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh. We were 10 siblings (you can laugh :)) I belonged to a joint family, all the kitchen work was done by mother, aunt and grandmother. There were two types of chulhas in the kitchen, chulha and stone coal-burning fireplace. Spices or soaked lentils used to be ground on silbattey. He was our grinder, there were wells in the houses for water. Fruits, vegetables and other grains were all home made. After a few years of marriage, when I had to come to Kanpur due to husband’s job, then the whole living condition changed, the convenience increased but the taste of the stove was not there in the food. Then there were 3 children, the day used to pass in their care. In those days, even after buying vegetables, fruits, grains, milk from the market, pure milk was available, parties were mostly held on children’s birthdays only! Children used to eat chickpeas, pulao, curd very much. Laddu sweets, chips, papad, all used to make at home, all kinds of pickles, gooseberry jam, fruit jam my mother used to send. When I see children and grandchildren, I see a big change in food, everyone is so busy in life that packed food and junk food has taken the place of home food, which is very harmful for health. Even after spending money on vegetables and fruits, there is no guarantee of purity. In the last I would like to say that today’s parents should pay attention to the health and lifestyle of their children because health is everything.

I am very grateful to Iyurved for sharing my childhood memories and giving me this platform. I truly believe that nowadays children do not get the kind of nutrition and food that we used to get in childhood. It is great that Iyurved is making such nutritious food products for kids. This is the need of the hour.

I especially like Savoury spread because it can be mixed in any food we normally eat.

Regards,

MEENA SINGH


मीना की कलम से- ६६ वर्ष

मेरा जन्म उत्तर प्रदेश के बलिया जिले में हुआ था. हम १० भाई बहन थे (आप हंस सकते हैं 😁) मैं एक joint family से थी, रसोई का काम सभी माँ चाची और दादी मिल कर करती थी। रसोई में चूल्हे दो प्रकार के होते थे, चूल्हा और पत्थर कोयले से जलने वाली अंगीठी। मसाले या भीगी हुई दाल सिलबट्टेय पे पीसी जाती थी। वही हमारा grinder होता tha, पानी के लिये घरों में ही कूएँ थे। फल सब्ज़ी तथा अन्य अनाज सभी घर का ही होता था।शादी के कुछ साल बाद ही husband की नौकरी के चलते कानपुर आना हुआ तो सारा रहन सहन ही बदल गया, सहूलियत तो बड़ गयी लेकिन ख़ाने में चुल्हे वाला स्वाद नही रहा। फिर ३ बच्चे हुए, उनकी परवरिस में दिन निकल जाता था। उन दिनो सब्जी फल अनाज दूध बाज़ार से खरीदने पर भी शुद्ध मिल जाता था, पार्टियाँ ज़्यादा तर बच्चों के जन्मदिवस पर ही होती थी! छोला पूरी, पुलाव,दही बड़ा ही बच्चे पसन्द से खाते थे।लड्डू मिठाई चिप्स पापड़ सब घर पर ही बना करते थे, सभी प्रकार के अचार , आंवले का मुरब्बा, फलो का जाम मेरी माँ बना कर भेजा करती थी।अब जब मैं अपने बच्चों और नाती पोतो को देखती हुं तो खान पान में बड़ा बदलाव देखतीं हुं, life में सब इतना व्यस्त हैं की घर के खाने की जगह packed food और junk food ने ले ली है; जो की सेहत के लिए काफ़ी नुक़सान दायक है। सब्ज़ी और फलो पर पैसा खर्चा करने के बाद भी purity की कोई गारण्टी नही है।आखरी में इतना ही कहना चाहूँगी कि आज कल के पैरेंट्स अपनी अपने बच्चों की health और lifestyle पर ध्यान दे क्योंकि सेहत है तो सब कुछ है.

Me 🙂
We 5 sisters
With my younger daughter

मुझे अपने बचपन की यादों को साझा करने के लिए और यह मंच देने के लिए, मैं Iyurved की बहुत आभारी हूं। मुझे सच में विश्वास है कि आजकल बच्चों को उस तरह का पोषण और भोजन नहीं मिलता है जो हमें बचपन में मिलता था। यह बहुत अच्छा है कि Iyurved बच्चों के लिए ऐसे पौष्टिक खाद्य उत्पाद बना रहा है। यह समय की मांग है।

मैं विशेष रूप से Savoury spread पसंद है क्योंकि यह किसी भी भोजन में मिल सकता है जिसे हम सामान्य रूप से खाते हैं |

आपकी,

मीना सिंह


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