Startdesi Products Private Limited is a family run Bangalore based young startup conceptualised with a vision to revive and promote our traditional and ancient lifestyle and blend it to suit the modern day requirements.
During the recent times we have lost touch and forgotten our grandma's kitchen recipes, ancient grains, ethnic Indian cuisines from different regions. Our effort is to revive these ancient wonder grains & Indian recipes and blend them to suit the modern lifestyle.
A brand called "Forgotten Foods" - Ancient foods for modern well-being, was launched in Jan 2017 offering ancient products including millet grains, flours and ready to cook foods that are authentic, traditional and simply delicious.
- We are very passionate about organic natural way of farming and also run a farmstay in the outskirts of Bangalore called Prakruti Farms.
Our family is into farming for the past 20 years and since 7 years we are totally into organic, natural, palekar and permaculture way of farming.
We do grow millets and have a food forest with a wide variety of fruits, herbs, aromatic plants, vegetables and flowering species.
Prakruti Farms is also a host to a wide variety of wild birds and home to domesticated native cows, dogs, cats, chicken, sheep and bees!
One can experience farm life at Prakruti Farms by booking our farmstay on Airbnb.
- We believe in the local food movement and support agroecological and chemical free approach to agriculture. The native indigenous crops that nature has provided us through millions of years of evolution is far more superior in terms of nutrition, resistance to pests and tolerance to climatic changes when compared to the lab made Genetically Engineered (GE) or GMOs which also come along with a bundle of side effects.
- We believe in empowering the small scale farmers by encouraging them to grow native local varieties of crops rather than industrially grown crops in a mass scale and becoming overly dependent on big companies for seeds, chemicals and food supply. The old ways of small scale, high diversity, natural and organic farming is the way forward.
- We believe in providing the most natural food and hence do not use any chemicals. You can be rest assured that our foods have no preservatives, no chemicals, no artificial and added flavors.
- The company Startdesi Products Private Limited is recognised by Startup India DPIIT program and Startup Karnataka programs.
- Currently there are 2 directors in the company Startdesi : Raja Varun and his wife Nethra