Demonstration of foods like mothan di khichdi, kikkar de tughle (known as tukke in Malwa), made from seeds of kikkar tree, suanjane da achar, flour of a variety of crops and other programmes will be organised by the society to observe the 17th death anniversary of Bhagat Puran Singh, founder of the society, from August 2.
Head of the society Dr Inderjit Kaur said food was physical development of human beings. However, people, especially women, were ignorant of traditional cooking and relied more on ready-to-eat fast food.
Traditional chapatti made from flour of kangni, maize, bajra and swank has disappeared from urban and rural households. Kangni is grown around the field where maize, bajra and swank plants are sown.
All these are enriched with calcium, minerals and nutrients. The farmers hardly grow these crops as there is no demand. So a booklet, “Bebe Di Rasoi” (grandma’s kitchen), in Punjabi will be distributed among people, especially women.
Kheti Virasat Mission’s Kavita Kuruganti said traditional food items were healthy alternative for people in realising the slogan of Back to Nature. She stressed healthy and nutritious food was the best medicine.