Boutique Foods was born out of the idea of reintroducing millets and other such lost super foods back into Indian households. IPFC@ AIP-ICRISAT has played an important role in the journey of Boutique foods right from its inception. Under the aegis of IPFC, the team came up with a food preparation technology to offer “lactose-free and gluten-free Ready-to-Use Supplementary Foods (RUSF) for moderately and chronically undernourished children” in 2016. Boutique Foods has filed a patent to safeguard this invention.
AIP – ICRISAT provided the commercialisation support and helped the company to collaborate with Government of Telangana for the “Nutri – Food Basket” Project, to provide affordable smart foods to the tribal population and address the high prevalence of amnesia and malnutrition among them.
Boutique Foods was born out of the idea of reintroducing millets and other such lost super foods back into Indian households.
The first batch of the millet flour was actually made in Shilpi Bhandari, Founders kitchen using a recipe passed on through generations. Once we achieved the perfect phulkas and rotis out of our millet flour, we got more adventurous! says Purnima Sudarshan, Co-founder.
The duo hit upon the idea of baking handmade millet cookies. Thus sourced the finest quality of white butter and the best millets. The challenge was to bake without using any artificial preservatives and additives, and yet be able to maintain taste and a reasonable shelf life.
Boutique Foods has a manufacturing facility in Jaipur, Rajasthan and a corporate office in Mumbai, Maharashtra. the brand strives to make their products as close to homemade food as possible and hence are manufactured in small batches to maintain freshness.