After the success of second ‘Ethnic Food Festival’ in April 2015, Maurya Kala Parisar is back with the third edition of the prestigious event to be held on 25 March.
The festival celebrates the food specialties from the eastern region of India namely from the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Assam, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and other North-East states by holding a competition of home cooked food from the region.
The ‘Poorab Ke Pakwan’ namely from Nepal, Mauritius, Surinam, West Indies, Bangladesh and Fiji are not far in taste and culture.
With nearly 70 entries under 3 categories received last year, this year’s competition has added another to recognize innovation of Indian food from any region through fusion of international cuisines or making it healthier retaining the traditional tastes.
Along with the competition, the festival will also include games and stalls of traditional cuisines from Bihar and Jharkhand.
Entries for the food competition are open to Indian Community in Kuwait for both members and non-members. The entries can be submitted for the following categories:
1. Vegetarian dishes
2. Non-vegetarian dishes
4. Open-innovation (fusion/health) .
The criteria for evaluation are as follows:
Category 1, 2 and 3 will be evaluated on the basis of taste, presentation and ethnicity with respect to the region, while category 4 will be judged on the basis of taste, presentation and innovation (extent of Fusion or Healthiness).
There will be three prizes in each category and one overall winner who will be awarded five grams of gold. All entries will receive honor and gift.
The basic rules of the competition are:
1. Participants will bring a prepared dish for the competition. It is not an on-spot cooking event.
2. The dish shall be exclusive to the eastern region of India for category 1, 2 and 3.
3. Maximum number of entries from an individual participant is three.
4. There is no entry fee. Food brought by the participants as entries are their contribution to the event. The quantity should be for 4 or 5 potions for tasting by judges and for a few lucky audiences.
5. Basic food ingredients and recipe shall be disclosed.
Entries should be sent by email (Subject line ‘Entry Food Festival 2016’) to MauryaKala@gmail.com by 20 March 2016. The email should include the participant’s name, food category, name of the dish, contact details and undertaking which should state, ‘I confirm the dish for the competition shall be prepared by me’.
Maurya Kala Parisar registered with Embassy of India in Kuwait, is a cultural and social association of people in Kuwait associated with the Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand. It is dedicated to promote arts, culture and heritage of the region through events and activities of interest to Indian Community in Kuwait.
The association encourages all food enthusiasts to participate in this unique mouth watering festival in large numbers. For queries or clarification please contact Vivek Sinha (50074001) or Sabir Hussain (60007401), Ramesh Kumar (66834720) or Abhay Kashyap (97224944).