IIT Kanpur’s Women's Association Celebrates International Year of Millets with Cookery Competition


  • The cookery competition saw participation of 17 talented people

  • The competition witnessed creation of 30 unique millet-based dishes that showcased the versatility of millets

Kanpur, 09 October, 2023: The Women's Association at IIT Kanpur, in partnership with Campus eShop, marked the International Year of Millets by hosting a cookery competition. The event, themed ‘Create Millet Magic from Your Kitchen’, saw 17 talented people participating in it and showcasing their culinary skills across three categories: Appetizer/Snacks, Main Course, and Dessert/Drink.

The competition was a testament to the creativity and versatility of millets in the culinary world with a total of 30 unique millet-based dishes emerging from it. Apart from providing a platform for individuals to showcase their culinary talents, it promoted the use of these nutritious grains in various recipes through the 17 participants’ experiment with millets. Attendees were also treated to a delightful array of millet-based dishes, and everyone left with a greater appreciation for the versatility of millets in the kitchen.

The competition featured a panel of esteemed judges, including Mrs. Rajji Ganesh, Mrs. Geeta Sharma, and Mrs. Nalini Mittal, who evaluated each dish based on aspects of millets incorporation, presentation, and innovation. In addition to the primary judging panel, a lucky draw was held, with judges Dr.Monika Thakur, Mrs. Sudha Shukla, and Shirolly Anand focusing specifically on the presentation and tasting of the millet-based creations. They announced the winners of the competition, which included Nirmala Saravanan and Sonal Mathur in the Appetizer/Snacks category, Avanti Joshi and Sonal Mathur in the Main Course category, and Avanti Joshi and Archana in the Dessert/Drink category.

While the success of the cookery competition can be attributed to the dedication and meticulous planning of IIT Kanpur’s Women's Association, the event was also made possible by the generous support of Campus E Shop owners, Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Sh. Avtaar Singh, and Mrs. Nancee who sponsored prizes, refreshments, and millet gifts for all attendees.

About IIT Kanpur:

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur was established on 2nd November 1959 by an Act of Parliament. The institute has a sprawling campus spread over 1055 acres with a large pool of academic and research resources spanning across 19 departments, 22 centres, and 3 Interdisciplinary programs in engineering, science, design, humanities, and management disciplines with more than 540 full-time faculty members and approximately 9000 students. In addition to formal undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the institute has been active in research and development in areas of value to both industry and government.



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