Bhubaneswar: For the first time in the history of Odia television, a food programme has completed 75 episodes successfully. ‘Puntu Nana nka Peta Jatra’, a first of its kind food show which is currently running in popular Odia entertainment channel Sarthak TV was launched with an aim to revive and popularize Indian traditional cuisine. Since then it has gained immense popularity and success over time.

‘Puntu Nana nka Peta Jatra’ which means a character named Puntu’s journey to find traditional food has been very successful in showcasing the forgotten, unique and innovative recipes to its audiences. Puntu Nana, the anchor of the show who is sick of all the modern food has been out and visited every corner of the state to find typical traditional tasty recipes. Some of the recipes which have been featured in the show like ‘Raw Egg Curry’, ‘Pumpkin Sweet’ are very much appreciated and gained applauds by the audience. Now Puntu Nana’s food show has been acclaimed as one of the most viewed & popular food show in the Odia television world. He is getting about hundreds of invitations daily from people who are interested to be part of the show.

Produced by leading advertising agency SANKET in association with Light House production, Puntu Nana nka Peta Jatra, is regarded not only a food show but a family show which teaches women unique recipes and entertains children and adult with a quotient of humour, fun and laughter. Popular artist of TV, theatre and film Sri Antaryami Panda has been essayed the character of Puntu in the programme.

Different in content, tone and treatment, Puntu Nana nka Peta Jatra comes every Sunday at 6.30pm on Sarthak TV.