Heritage Rice

An Initiative of  Shastha Foods to Support our Indian Farmers 

We are happy to associate with Farmers (Nature's Master Craftsmen) in supporting their endeavor to sustain  different  Rice varieties  and ensure they are carried ON to future generations.  

Celebrate Farmers ! Relish the Taste  !! Cherish our Tradition !!!

 Attoor Kichidi Champa 

Attur Kitcidil Champa  is a traditional variety rice, Famous for tasty rice that accentuate tastes of south Indian curries such as Sambar.Kichidi Champa is small in size & organically cultivated.


 Iluppai Poo Champa

The traditional rice Illuppai poo Champa is a pearl or brown color rice. The rice derives its naming convention from a mahua flower (the other botanical name is Bassia longifolia flower) because there is a delicate flavor of the flower. 


Outshining Basmati, Kalanamak, a non-basmati and short-grained scented rice variety grown primarily in the tarai region of Uttar Pradesh, is so named because its husk is black. 



Karunkuruvai is an important rice variety that belongs to kuruvai family. The time period of this crop is June to July. It is one of the traditional rice varieties and is native to the South Indian parts like Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka.  
Kerala Sundari  
Popular in the Sunderbans, Kerala Sundari is a non-scented, bold rice and a good yielder.   
Khichdi is a dish in South Asian cuisine made of rice and lentils (dal), but other variations include bajra and mung dal kichri. It is known for its unique flavor and many people use it as a substitute for white rice.  
Poongar rice  is one of a traditional rice variety of Chennai (Tamilnadu),which uses natural farming methods.It is flood tolerant and require less water. This variety is very similar to Mappilai samba.  
Thengai Poo Samba  
Thengai Poo Samba (Raw & Boiled) A fine South Indian variety preferred for the Indian table. Coarse texture of rice implies – the grains are well cooked but the outer layer is still visible and that makes it coarse.  
Traditional south Indian Tamil Nadu red rice variety. It grows up to 5 feet.  Sweet made with kavuni arisi is an important dish in Chettinad cuisine. A good source of zinc and iron.   

Homely Meals Got Faster and Tastier

Homely Meals Got Faster and Tastier

 Fresh Batters +  Ready-To-Eat Sambhar/Chutney 

Are you living a busy life and facing a challenge of maintaining a balanced, nutritious diet to lead a healthy lifestyle?

People who are ‘time poor' tempt to overlook the importance of a balanced, healthy diet. They skip their meals that can further have negative health effects like weight gain, binge eating, lower metabolism levels and thus lack of energy. And binge eating leads to unhealthy and caloric rich foods. But even if you are stretched on time, you can still go for healthy choices that are simple, wholesome and super easy to make. 

Shastha Foods brings you ready-to-eat food choices with no preservative, no added colors, and no added flavors. These include Coconut Chutney, South Indian Sambar, Pudina Chutney and Peanut Podi. You don’t need to skip a dish. Serve a healthy meal with our ready-to-cook Dosa or Idly batters and ready-to-cook Sambhar and chutney anywhere and anytime.

 Ready-to-eat Coconut Chutney- Can be made instantly and eaten with dosa or Idly. It’s ready in just 3 minutes and tastes as fresh as real coconut. No South Indian meal is complete without it. It is easy to make so you can include this anytime even if you are stretched out of time or travelling. It comes with an edible spoon inside the pack.

 Ready-to-eat South Indian Sambar- A perfect blend of lentils and aromatic spices is a perfect accompaniment with Dosa and Idly. And it is ready to serve in just 8 minutes. While the flavors of freshly made Sambhar cannot be replaced, ready-to-eat Sambhar is a great replacement when you are stretched on time, or traveling.
Ready to eat Pudina Chutney- Savor the taste of this traditional chutney recipe by using it as a dip or a side with tempting food dishes. Prepare within minutes and add the real flavor of mint to every meal. It comes with an edible spoon inside the pack.
Ready to eat Peanut Podi- A great side dish for idli,dosa and rice, this peanut podi comes handy when you are short on time or not in a mood to do any elaborate cooking. It comes with an edible spoon inside the pack.

We also bring you Shastha Batter : Homely Meal Special - PACK A which includes 

  1. Your  Choice  of any 2 Batter Flavors , each 32 OZ 
  2. Ready-to-eat Sambar ( 2 Nos ; Each 50 grams)
  3. Ready-to-eat Chutney (Coconut  Chutney 1;Mint Chutney 1 ; Each 50 gms)
  4. Idhyam Oil -  200 ml
  5. Your Choice of 1 Grand Sweet/Snack -  250 grams  (From Oma Podi, Masala Chips, Seedai  or Vella Seedai)
  6. ChettiNadu  Idly Podi - 50 grams -  1 

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As we all know that Ganesh Utsav, a 10 day celebration of the birth of Lord Ganesha, is just around the corner! In many Hindu scriptures, during Ganesh Utsav, the Idol is worshipped using turmeric and other natural ingredients. This Idol should be made of clay as when it is immersed in water it’s a tribute to the environment. But over the last decade the Idols are made out of POP, and when immersed in water, they are leaving harmful chemicals for underwater life.

We are not really being environmentally conscious if we can’t correct this simple step. We need to say no to Idols made of chemical, plaster of paris, clay, plastic, thermocol (polystyrene). We need to go for natural, biodegradable material so that after immersion kriya it does not pollute water and surroundings. 

You can bring this change in your home by celebrating this festival with #ecofriendly seed Ganesha and pay a real tribute to our Mother Earth by helping the environment go green again. 

Why do we have ‘seeds’ in Ganesha? 

After you place the Idol in your garden and do water immersion kriya, the clay will mix with mud and what will come out is a plant that brings life to any surrounding.

For all those who are bringing Bappa home, lets get him in his eco-friendly avatar!
Shastha Foods is making it real simple for you. 

We are providing #ecofriendly seed Ganesha. Buy them from your nearest store Available at all local Indian Stores. Check your nearest outlet @

Check out exciting offers in combo packs by Shastha Foods for this Ganesh Chaturthi..


All of us are aware of little yellow beads with mild corn flavor and naturally gluten-free with a lovely and light texture when cooked, and relatively quick-cooking because of their small size, but do you know #how to cook Millets perfectly to enhance their right flavor and texture.

Different ways to use millets in the kitchen?
Commonly cooked as a porridge to enjoy in the morning, there are many other ways to use millets. You can toss raw millet into cookies, muffins or quick breads for extra crunch. Use it to thicken soups, or as a base for warm grain salads of your choice. You can also buy millet grits that are extremely quick-cooking, and are wonderful in any preparation.  All the millets are best eaten when they hot or warm after cooking.

But as millets cool they also tend to dry out and it is very difficult to even swallow if the cooked millets get cold. 

So how do you cook Millets perfectly
When preparing millet, toast it in a skillet before adding any liquid to enhance the nutty flavor of the grain. There are two general ways that you can cook it. The first will result in a fluffy, whole-grain side dish much like quinoa and the second way is to use more water (3 cups instead of 2 cups) to result in a creamy, porridge with a polenta-like consistency — great for breakfasts. If you’re going this route, stir it much more frequently. This creamy version is also fantastic because you can pour it into a pan to cool, slice it as you would polenta, and fry it into croquettes or savory squares.

The water used will depend on the consistency and the choice of your recipe.

– If you are cooking millets as a replacement for rice for lunch or to make pulao, and prefer the grains to be separate, the ratio of millet to water is 1:2

– If you want the millets to be soft and not grainy or using them to make khichdi, the ratio is 1:3

– If you are going to make pongal or a thick porridge, then the ratio is 1:4

Where to buy Millets
Shastha Foods has put together a wide variety of Indian Millets, working directly with farmers in India. Our millet family includes Barnyard Millet, Kodo Millet, Little Millet, Foxtail Millet, Brown top Millet, Broken Sorghum Millet Grits, Broken Finger Millet Grits. 

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Also check out our Millets Recipe book for mouth watering recipes:



We all know the morning grind - get kids ready for school, work through meetings, get ready yourself and dash out of the door. To manage this flurry of activity you want to have a wholesome start. Instead of a quick junky breakfast you can enjoy healthy, homemade meals with Shastha batters instantly without any hassle of soaking, washing or grinding etc. Just heat up the pan, spread Shastha’s ready to cook batter evenly and get super fluffy, soft and aromatic crepes and enjoy super filling, healthy and wholesome breakfast in just 5 minutes. You basically are getting the 24-hour process of making fresh batter in ready to cook containers, free from preservatives or any other additives. 

If your kids are studying away from home or you are travelling you can still enjoy the same homemade flavors that are super healthy and delicious meals with our Batter value packs which are not only authentic and wholesome but also on reasonable prices. Buy these value packs from

At Shastha Foods we are committed to bringing healthy, homely and wholesome food to our discerning customers. We have a wide range of batters in 14 flavors, pure, Healthy and Nutritious. Each of our batters is prepared from the finest ingredients that will remind you of the same homemade flavors as mother’s cooking. We also have organic batters which are organically certified and USDA approved. 

Our batters are prepared in the traditional method of soaking and grinding to perfection. These ready to cook batters are naturally gluten free, vegan and contain no artificial ingredients. All natural and wholesome batters are now available for your customers.

Give him/ her a great start each day with our 100% organic, USDA / CCOF certified batters that come in three flavors… Better still, make it a compelling reason to be your customer.

Shastha Foods brings pure, high quality products that you can include in your daily diet to remain healthy, fit and energetic.

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No matter how far you are from home you always miss and crave for childhood flavors you grew up with. Food is what keeps us connected to our roots and can bring back endless stories. The aromatic smell from grandma’s kitchen can tickle our taste buds anytime and anywhere. 

Are you also missing the mouth watering delicacies from back home? At Shastha Foods we are committed to bring healthy, homely and wholesome food to our discerning customers. Now you can order a wide range of Indian delicacies, living in Canada, at is an Online shopping place for our Canadian Customers looking to buy products from Shastha foods with less wait time and smooth ordering process within Canada itself. Our products ranging from Indian Rice, Millet Grains, Millet Flour, Filter Coffee products, Grand Sweets are authentic, homely and healthy. We bring regular shipments from India and ship out of SanJose, USA

Indian Rice


Shop a wide range of rice varieties at and embrace the taste and aroma of different recipes that you can cook for your family.

Millet Grains


Shastha brings you millet grains that can be easily consumed by everyone. We have 50+ tasty and healthy millet recipes that you can enjoy in the morning. These gluten-free grains are healthy, wholesome and pure.


 Millet Flour

Shastha brings you millet flour mixes that can be eaten in different forms for  breakfast, for a long and energetic day. 

Filter Coffee

Are you missing the aroma of fresh filter coffee and that subtle taste, just like a cup of coffee back home! What could be better than to start your day with the perfect cup of your choicest blend of coffee? Enjoy the taste and aroma of freshly brewed coffee with Shastha Foods.

Grand Sweets & Snacks

Now order a wide range of Mouth watering Grand Sweets & Snacks, living in Canada. and enjoy the same tasty and authentic flavors that you grew up with.


There’s no doubt that you can bring the biggest change in your health and happiness just by eating right. But it’s also true that our current pace of life doesn’t leave us much room to always make healthy choices. Most of us rush back home every evening to make something quick, not necessarily healthy and wrap up eating dinner, without enjoying it.

It doesn’t always have to elaborate to be wholesome & delicious meal. If we look back to the way our grandparents used to cooked and eat food, they used the most basic ingredients, procured locally and cooked in simple but effective ways. If you are looking for healthy substitutes to carbs and proteins than try out ‘Millets’.

For the past two years we’ve been working with farmers in India to practice techniques of sustainable farming and harness goodness of earth, and grow crops free of chemicals full of nutrition content. Shastha Foods carries over 50 varieties of Millets and their products. We support our farmers and connect with them to bring all natural, wholesome and authentic food products with no artificial flavors, no preservatives. Browse through entire range of Shastha Indian Millets and feel free to order.

Try these healthy, nutritious recipes and enjoy a hearty meal with Shastha Foods.

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These 57 creative recipes of Shastha Millets ebook combine greens and millets grains in dishes for all meal occasions that burst with flavor, taste, and color. This is an indispensable book for the health-conscious home cook.

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Jaggery- A natural sweetner

Do you have a sweet tooth and hunt for sugary food after every meal? Sugar cravings are the hardest to resist especially if you are trying to control caloric intake. Most of us end up indulging ourselves in those instant sugar options after meal. To add on, our festivals and special occasions are not complete without sugar loaded sweets.

Why do we need to compromise our age old traditions when there are naturally sweet products that not only add flavour but also immense nutritional value to the food we eat. Let’s follow the same tradition of our ancestors and satisfy our sweet tooth naturally by adding natural sweetness to meals. Jaggery or ‘Gur’ is a most common ancient Indian sweet used widely in sweets and dishes. Made from sugarcane and date palm, It comes in all kinds of forms, from semi-liquid to solid blocks, of different shapes and sizes. It is rich in fibre and vital nutrients, and free from chemicals. Jaggery is an essential ingredient in several Indian recipes and tastes absolutely divine. Loaded with nutrients that add to our health, jaggery is a natural sweetner that we’ve forgotten because of processed products.

According to Ayurveda, it is the best natural cleansing agents for the body, which removes toxins particles from the body. It is a carbohydrate that provides instant energy to the body as it gets absorbed in the bloodstream instantly. It is often used in place of sugar for sweetening beverages in rural India. None of the traditional Indian sweets are baked without addition of Jaggery.

We are happy to revive this forgotten wonder product and are bringing it back to your kitchen or pantry in the purest forms.Shastha Foods jaggery products are sourced from farmers who follow and practice age old techniques of making ‘Gur’.

Order your home-style sweetner and enjoy it in drinks and food:

 Karupatti Vellam: Made from freshly concentrated product of cane sugar and date palm tree, Palm jaggery is a treat to taste buds. The process of making palm jaggery does not involves use of any chemical agents, hence all the natural minerals are retained as no preservatives are added..




Panam Kalkandu:
Panam kalkandam the crystalised form of palm sugar. It is produced from the sweet “Neera” from Palmnyra and is a nutrient rich, low glycemic crystalline sweetner.


Organic Jaggery powder and cubes:
Healthier & tasty substitute for Refined Sugar. is produced from sugarcane cultivated in organic farms spread across India without application of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.



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"Food blogger Soma Sengupta has created absolutely delicious, healthy and super simple recipes using Shastha Millets Adai batter and Foxtail Millets grains. Her blog is an amazing compilation of yummy and delicious authentic recipes.

As they say, food is medicine and in ancient India, the Ayurvedic classic convalescing diet included a Khitchari since ancient times. It is prescribed in Ayurveda even today as a part of the Panchakarma which is the classic Ayurvedic mind-body cleanse to strengthen your basic constitution and immunity. The Khitchari is a meal which is power packed with nutrition and easy to digest. 

I have replaced rice with Millets and amped up the health quotient even more. Millets are a super grain with enormous benefits. It is low-glycemic, rich in protein and naturally gluten free. The millets khitchari packs in even more nutrition than the rice based one. Also, the use of fresh Turmeric and Ginger makes this dish even healthier and satisfying. 

Enjoy trying the recipes!"


Yellow Mung Dal – ½ cup

Millets – ½ cup

Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp

Bay Leaf – 1

Black Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – 1 pinch

Whole Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Dry Red Chilies – 2 (optional)

Turmeric root – ½ inch, washed and peeled

Ginger root – ½ inch, washed and peeled

Ghee – 1 tbsp

Lemon Juice – 2 tsp

Cilantro – 1 tbsp, finely chopped


  1. Wash and soak the mung dal and millets in two separate containers for 30 mins.
  2. In a pan, heat the vegetable oil.
  3. Add bay leaf, asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chilies. Let it sputter and get fragrant.
  4. Drain the mung dal and millets and add it to the pan. Add salt and stir.
  5. Alongside, grind the turmeric and ginger in a mortar pestle. Throw that in the pan and stir everything together for good 3-4 mins.
  6.  Add 2 cups of water and let it come to a boil. Now on a medium flame, let the khitchari simmer for 20 mins. Add 1/3- 1/4 cup of water if needed. Take a few grains out of the khitchari and mash between your fingers to test if it is cooked.
  7. The mixture should be mushy. Once done, add the lemon juice and ghee. Stir it in along with the cilantro.
  8. Check the seasoning and adjust if necessary. Remove from stove and serve alongside a fresh salad of cucumber, carrots and some roasted poppadums or papad.

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Mouth watering recipes using Indian Millets

Mouth watering recipes using Indian Millets

Food blogger Soma Sengupta has created absolutely delicious, healthy and super simple recipes using Shastha Millets Adai batter and Foxtail Millets grains. Her blog is an amazing compilation of yummy and delicious authentic recipes.

Enjoy trying the recipes!


Being a working mom, very often I don’t have time to make things from scratch. Yet, I want to give nutritious homemade meals to my family. And the Shastha batters are a blessing. Made from the best ingredients, they are naturally fermented and do not contain any artificial ingredients. Millets are an indigenously grown super grain in India. By replacing millets for rice in these batters, Shastha Foods have kicked things up a notch.

Low glycemic, high protein and completely gluten-free, the Shastha batters are a dream come true for anyone looking to add plant based superfoods in their diet. And the nutty, tangy taste of millets is something you will get addicted to. Finally, there is something that is healthy and delicious.


1. Multi Millets Adai


Shastha Multi Millets Adai Batter – ¼ cup per Adai

Vegetable Oil


  1. Heat a nonstick skillet.
  2. Dip a paper kitchen towel in some vegetable oil and wipe the skillet with it to grease it. Alternatively, you can use Pam spray too.
  3. Add ¼ cup of Shastha Multi Millets Adai batter and spread it out thin like a crepe with the back of your spatula. Make sure to do this swiftly so that the batter is spread uniformly before it starts to cook.
  4. One minute into it, add a little vegetable oil along the edges. You will see the edges crisp up and get cooked faster than the center. 
  5. Wait until the center is cooked. The whole thing takes about 2-3 mins. Slowly get your spatula underneath the adai and loosen it from the skillet.
  6. If required flip it and cook on the other side too.

2. Red Tomato Garlic Peanut Chutney


Tomatoes – 3

Garlic – 2, big cloves

Dried Red Chilies – 1

Tamarind pulp- 2 tsp

Salt – To Taste

Peanuts – ½ cup

Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 4-5

Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp


  1. Soak the red chili in hot water for 20 mins.
  2. Rub some vegetable oil on the tomato and roast on an open flame till they get charred. This takes anywhere between 4-5 mins.
  3. Alternatively, put them under the broiler for 4-5 mins. Take care to flip them halfway.
  4. Let it cool. Remove the charred skin, and cut into pieces.
  5. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil. Add peanuts, tomatoes, hydrated red chili, tamarind pulp and salt. Stir and cook for 3-4 mins. Let it cool.
  6. Once cooled, put it in a food processor and puree it 
  7. In another pan, heat another tbsp of vegetable oil. Add curry leaves and mustard seeds. Let it sputter 
  8. Pour in the pureed mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes till the consistency is that of a chutney.
  9. Taste for salt and adjust if necessary. Serve alongside Adai or Dosas.

3. Coconut Cilantro Chutney


Cilantro – 1 bunch

Coconut – 1 cup, grated

Green Chilies – 2

Ginger – ½ inch, washed and peeled

Salt – To Taste

Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Lemon juice – 2 tsp


  1. Wash the cilantro and the green chilies and throw it in the food processor with ¼ cup of water and the grated coconut, ginger and make a puree.
  2. In a pan, heat a tbsp of vegetable oil and add the mustard seeds.
  3. Add the pulsed mixture and keep stirring and cooking.
  4. Add salt to taste. Cook for 3-4 mins till the chutney reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Add lemon juice, taste for salt and adjust if necessary. Serve alongside Millets Adai.

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