nThe whole venue of Chhattisgarh State level Youth Festival 2020 was filled with aroma of the Chhattisgarhi cuisines cooked as part of competition on Monday.
The Food Festival of Chhattisgarhi cuisines variety and taste was part of festival as participants from different districts were cooking the traditional food items in traditional mode. They include ‘Pharra’ ‘Cheela’, Chousela, airasa, hirwan puri, doodh pharra, dahrori, dhuska, sabzi of gimikand, tetheri, khurmi among others.
The Bastar specific were ‘Chapda Chatni, Amari flower chatni-sharbat and ‘lata’ made from tamarind. The competition in 15 to 40-year age category had 21 participants while in 40 plus category there were eight participants. In 15 to 40 years Narayanpur district was first, Surajpur district second and Janjgir-Champa clinched third place while in above 40 years category, Kabirdham district was first, second was Dhamtari and third was Narayanpur district.
The winner Narayanpur district has made Madia paij, Amari and Chapoda chatni along with Cheela in attractive formation while in 40 plus category Jagdamba Women group of Sahaspur-Lohara block of Kabirdham district made traditional ‘Chousela’ and tomato chanti with tetheri, and khurmi.
Second winner Suryaprabha Chhettiyar had made dudhpharra, kodo kuti in coconut milk and pulse. Shail Usendi of Narayanpur, third winner had made Kosra rice ‘kheer’ and ‘Madia phej’. The Kosra rice is sugar free variety of rice which is generally consumed by diabetic patients. Amari flower chatni is considered of rich in Vitamn C while Chapda Chatni is used for treatment of malaria and other diseases.
The participants were given 45 minutes by jury board and given 10 marks. Based on the presentation, decoration, brief description of cuisines, taste, art of making and a total impact were considered for points.