Incorporated in 2017, Millet Amma has a vision to offer millet-based products to the world. The idea was conceived in our founder, Ruchika Bhuwalka’s kitchen, when she had the arduous task of switching her family’s diet to a healthier millet-based one.
With the majority of our modern diet consisting of refined grains grown using harmful agricultural practices- more people are falling ill and have become heavily dependent on medication. Ruchika is a firm believer that food can be medicine, and was looking for healthier carbohydrate alternatives. Through her research she came upon the marvelous world of millets. She wanted to bring this ancient crop, that was once a staple, back to its former prominence.
While trying to incorporate this phenomenal grain into her family's diet, Ruchika saw how challenging it was to include millets and acclimatize tastebuds that were so accustomed to rice and wheat. This inspired her to develop recipes to make it easier for families to include tasty millet dishes and even satisfy the pickiest of palates, so they too can experience the benefits of millets.
Ruchika’s mission was driven by millets being not only healthy, but also beneficial to the environment and economy of the farmer community. She started developing recipes to offer millet-based alternatives to accommodate various cuisines and dietary preferences- so that more people can start consuming millets as their staple. This is where our name ‘Millet Amma’ comes from. It was the endearing nickname given to her by her husband because of all the millet meals she keeps creating.
We've come a long way from supplying batters to family and friends from Ruchika's kitchen, to today where we’ve taken an omni-channel approach for distribution from where we serve several families in India and around the world. Our millet product line currently comprises nearly 40 SKUs including batters, mixes, pizza base, lavash, cookies, grains, flours, and more, that have been created from this home maker’s heart.
Ruchika Bhuwalka is a health and nutrition enthusiast and is a passionate promoter of the organic and natural lifestyle. She believes that food is medicine and that we are what we eat. Her epicurean efforts to make her family acclimate to eating healthy has resulted in the development of over 30 healthy and wholesome recipes that are now served to families around the world.
Hailing from Kolkata, Ruchika loves to work with children and took up her first job as a nursery teacher. This love for children has translated to her now developing millet recipes that even children can enjoy. Raising three children, her passion for nutrition comes from the mindset of a mother, as children are the pickiest eaters. So she set out to start creating healthy recipes that especially children can enjoy.
Ruchika is also a perfectionist-when she develops a recipe, she considers every ingredient. Even the type of salt used serves a health function, and only the finest quality of ingredients are carefully chosen. This precision to detail could be attributed to her also being a certified diamond grader and her experience designing jewellery at a family jewellery establishment.
A passionate advocate for farmer’s rights and their fair compensation, Ruchika is passionate to increase awareness and support organic farming practices and ethical sourcing of goods. She hopes to one day bring transparency in the supply chain of food grown-from farm to fork.
Ruchika is an avid believer in the power of eating right and follows a fresh, organic and plant-based diet. All that being said-she does believe in indulging once in a while and loves to sneak in a samosa.