Mangaluru, Oct 12, 2015 : One woman showed keen interest on a bunch of banana flowers that were being sold at Rs. 10 per piece. As the stall operator offered her the banana flower, the woman said she did not know how to make use of it.
“I know your problem,” he told the woman, and called an elderly person to elaborate on the dishes that can be made using banana flowers.
The elderly person, who grows organic vegetables, spoke of salads and other dishes that can be prepared. The customer, in her 30’s, purchased the banana flower as well as banana stem and went home happy.
“These dishes have fibre and are good for health. We are just making people aware of these healthy dishes,” said the owner of stall.
This was one of the few stalls that had been set up at the Savayava Swavalambi Sante (shandy of organic products). The event was organised jointly by the Desi Uthana Associates and Pranava Yoga Mattu Chikitsa Kendra in the city in Ujjodi on Sunday.
This market was the fourth one held in the region this year.
There were a good number of stalls selling home-made pickles, juices and pappads. There were different self-help groups from the city and Udupi selling sambar powder, rasam powder, sabji power, puliyogare mix and other masalas. There were also stalls selling native curry leaves, beans and other organic vegetables.
Home-made ice cream prepared using coconut milk by software professional-turned-agriculturist Vasant Kaje from Mani, Bantwal, was in good demand. “I prepared four litres of ice cream and it is over within two hours,” Mr. Kaje said.
There were also a good number of people tasting Bisi Bele Bath prepared using Navanakki (millet without husk), offered at another stall.
Courtesy : The Hindu