Dinner for 8th December, 2009 at India International Centre

Navdanya and India International Center are celebrating Terra Madre Day, The Day of Mother Earth, with Subze-Bahaar, the Winter Vegetable Festival. This festival highlights the diversity, taste and nutritive value of our local winter vegetable basket. More than fifteen vegetables, including the 4,000 years old baigan in various avatar, will feature in traditional and not so traditional preparations. The Brinjal (eggplant, aubergine), native to India, is now being genetically engineered with genes for Bt-toxin.  Now, thanks to Monsanto-Mahyco, an alien species of our treasured vegetable, Bt Brinjal, is all set to invade our kitchens.  The Government of India Committee, GEAC, has given permission to Monsanto-Mahyco to commercialize GM  Bt Brinjal.  It would be the first time that permission to commercially cultivate a GM Food Crop is granted in India.  This will set a dangerous precedent for other vegetables such as mustard, potato, tomato, cabbage, capsicum etc.

In the face of the threat of genetic erosion in the vegetables in our fields and on our thalis, and the threat of genetically engineered vegetables, Navdanya has started Subze- Bahaar, the movement to protect & enjoy our vegetable diversity.  We are conserving our vegetable diversity in various ways : by creating vegetable seed banks, and organizing food festivals like the Winter Vegetable Festival.

Do join our movement on Tuesday the 8th Dec. at 8.00 p.m and come and enjoy the tasty and nutritious spread on offer.


For table reservation please contact : Ph: 011-26968077/26535422


Subze – Bahaar

The Winter Vegetable Festival


Lemon Ginger Drink With Honey

Desi Tamatar Rasam



Pumpkin Millet Soup



Mixed Vegetable Pakoras (with seasonal,local vegetables)

Baigan Bhaja

Jhangora And Carrot Idli

Kathal Cutlet



Tabouleh Stuffed In Brinjal

Matra And Reddish Chaat

Brown Rice Salad Stuffed In Yellow,Red And Green Capsicum




Aamla Chutney

Pudina Chutney

Aampapad Chutney


Main Course

Baigan Bharta

Sarson,Palak And Bathua Saag

Sukha Jeera Matar

Bagare Baigan

Mustard Arbi,Bengali style

Dum Gobhi In Amaranth Gravy

Sitafal In Tamarind Sauce

Arhar Dal With Drum Sticks

Parwal Ki Bhujia


Bread Basket

Ragi Matar Kachori

Jowar Methi Parantha

Missi Roti


Pulao And Khichdi

Basmati Jeera Pulao

Jhangora Baigan Pulao

Vegetable Bajra Khichdi



Gajar Ka Halwa

Moong Dal Halwa

Ginger Icecream With Orange Sauce

(Rs 350/-+10% SC + 12.5% VAT )

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About Navdanya

Navdanya means “nine seeds” (symbolizing protection of biological and cultural diversity) and also the “new gift” (for seed as commons, based on the right to save and share seeds In today’s context of biological and ecological destruction, seed savers are the true givers of seed. This gift or “dana” of Navadhanyas (nine seeds) is the ultimate gift – it is a gift of life, of heritage and continuity. Conserving seed is conserving biodiversity, conserving knowledge of the seed and its utilization, conserving culture, conserving sustainability.

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