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Lemon Rice

Lemon rice is about the taste of collectiveness. Prayogillu requested the local community to bring one bowl of rice. All communities in the village brought a bowl of rice. Every community added one bowl of rice to one large pot. The Prayogillu community collectively prepared lemon rice. Prayogillu is following philosophy of  Vasudaiva Kutumbham, which means World is One Family. Prayogillu is a safer place for all. The Prayogillu community used collectively made natural food plates to eat the lemon rice. The ecosystem is significant in the process of tasting collectiveness. 


Makka Gadaka (Coarse Corn Meals, Salt, & Water)-28th August, 2022

As part of "Remembering Forgotten Traditions of Culture in Telangana”, Prayogillu invited the local community to cook and eat together one of the staple foods of Telangana: “Makka Gadka" which is made out of coarse corn grits, salt, and water. It is plant-based and vegan. Local communities regardless of age and gender participated in this communal event to remember the forgotten nutritious food, Makka Gadaka. They engaged in conversation while they were cooking Gadaka. They ate Makka Gadaka with mango pickle and curd in "Istarlu" (handmade natural leaf). These handmade Istarlu (Natural Leaf Plates) address ecological balance and sustainability. Younger generations engaged with elderly people to learn this forgotten food dish. More than 90 people took part in this communal food event. Cooking started at 9 am on 28th August 2022, Sunday. This project created a positive and healthy social environment and educated the younger generation about forgotten cultures in rural Telangana.  In this way, this project enabled positive social relations among various communities in the village.

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