Nilgiris hotels lap up home-grown veggies

Amid skyrocketing prices of vegetables distorting the pricing of food, star hotels in the Nilgiris, a prime tourist destination in the South, have introduced home-grown vegetables and fruits in their menu.

“We grow in our campus herbal plants including thyme, basil, lemongrass and rosemary, vegetables including cabbage, cauliflower, zucchini, broccoli, carrot, beetroot and lettuce,and fruits including strawberry, pear, plum and custard apple, applying organic manure,” R. Nagaraj, Housekeeping Head, Gateway Hotel Coonoor, told Business Line.

“We introduced these in our cuisine this summer and there was mentionable preference from domestic and overseas guests for the Nilgiri vegetable dishes.

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