Zzungry, a Bengaluru-based food company, has decided to honour the outgoing Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan in its own ‘unique’ way.
The food start-up has introduced two offbeat dishes "Ulundu kozhukattai" and "Kova kozhukattai" to celebrate the legacy of Raghuram Rajan.
According to Zzungry, the two special dishes priced at Rs 100 and Rs 150 are inspired from the cuisines of two states – Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu - that hold great relevance in the life of Rajan.
Ulundu kozhukattai is a delectable savoury rice flour dumpling stuffed with medium spicy mixture of urad dal, tempered with curry leaves and spices, steamed and served with chutney.
The dish is inspired from the cuisine of Madhya Pradesh where Rajan was born.
The other dish "Kova kozhukattai" is a sweet rice flour dumpling stuffed with cardamom flavoured mixture of khoya with dry fruits, simmered in rose flavoured milk, that is served as a dessert.
The sweet dish is inspired from the cuisine of Tamil Nadu that connects to his origins.
"Ulundu kozhukattai" and "Kova kozhukattai" will be available in the Zzungry menu from August 26 to September 2 just before Rajan's sign off from his tenure as the chief of the central bank.
His current three-year term ends on September 4.
"This is a unique gesture from Zzungry to appreciate the commendable work done by Dr Rajan. He has touched the lives of commoners and entrepreneurs like us in a positive way," said Ashish Kalya, Co- Founder, Zzungry.
RBI Deputy Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed as successor of "rockstar" Rajan, who vigorously pushed through major reforms in RBI including implementing an inflation target and cleaning up debt-ridden banks. He also courted controversies for his public comments on some issues.
(With PTI inputs)