New Delhi: Now Odia cuisine available in New Delhi in a Mouse click as OdiaMeals.com launched in a glittering ceremony on Sunday.
This is an entrepreneurial venture of Mrs. Ritanjali Mohapatra. It was launched by Mrs. Kavita Dwibedi, internationally acclaimed Odissi dance exponent in the presence of Dr. Bhagwan Prakash, Advisor-Election Commission of India, Dr. Tribrikam Pradhan ,Joint Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Odisha, Mrs Shakuntala Patnaik, Dy. Labour Commissioner, Govt. of India , Mr. Sanjib K. Mohanty, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and other dignitaries at Dwarka , New Delhi. After the function all guests enjoyed delicious and authentic Odia lunch.
OdiaMeals.com is a catering service started by an Odia housewife Mrs. Ritanjali Mohapatra, with active support of her husband Mr. F.K. Mohapatra, a former Indian Air Force Officer. During her husband’s more than 21 years service and postings at various air force bases and stations they realized how difficult it had been to get Odia food outside Odisha. They used to go to places in search of authentic Odia foods but never got the taste of real Odia food anywhere. Hence she used to prepare all sorts of Odia dishes at her home and loved to serve the same to her non-Odia guests whenever she got chance. To her surprise, they started liking her Odia dishes and encouraged her to do it professionally. Then she sensed an opportunity to transform her hobby of cooking authentic Odia dishes into a mission of delivering quality homely Odia meals and food to Odia food lovers, senior citizens, corporate employees, professionals and students based in Delhi at their doorsteps. This led to birth of OdiaMeals.com.
OdiaMeals.com has signed a few housewives who love cooking Odia dishes. OdiaMeals.com not only aims to deliver authentic Odia meals in and around Delhi in various phases but also have concrete plan to provides a platform for many such housewives to earn their decent living and extra income. This is a novel concept and integrated approach to brand Odia food in general and to bring numerous Odia food lovers and Odia Chefs together in particular.
OdiaMeals.com will formally start its operation of serving daily Odia meals from 3rd March, 2014 in and around Dwarka sub-city, New Delhi. Thereafter, OdiaMeals.com also has plans to cater various types of Odia festival delicacies, Odia seasonal dishes and Odia snacks in National Capital Region.