Every day the sun showers the earth with its radiant energy which gives us the absolute necessity of life – "food".
The same energy is used to dehydrate the food products which reduces its moisture content and enriches the taste.

Our Story

 

“It all began at Jalgaon, a small town in Maharashtra. We were enjoying our Sunday morning chilling at a farm, where we saw some fruits & vegetables drying in the sun. Intrigued, we asked the field workers why they were drying out in the sun. And they said it was just for regular domestic consumption. This instantly took us back to all that we had read and studied about how our ancestors used the process of sun drying to enhance the quality of farm produce. It made us wonder how this marvellous indigenous science has been forgotten by most of us. It simply doesn’t have a place in the urban lifestyle. So we started thinking about how we could bring this science back in vogue and use it as part of a chemical-free, organic process that delivers comfort, convenience and nutrition to the society. Soon, more people joined us on our journey and we worked together on this philosophy that formed the basis of NIHKAN.” 

 – Kanika Nandurdikar

Our Background

As a group (under name “Chemhouse Marketing” & “Brink Chemicals Pvt Ltd” ) we are in supply of innovative, futuristic & qualitative raw-materials to the Cosmetic & Personal Care, Pharmaceutical (Dermatology focused), Household, Industrial & Nutraceutical industry since 1999.  We are the preferred distribution partners for supply of novel ingredients & assistance in developing in world class cosmetics formulations for the Indian & Sub-Continent Market.

The group is founded by Dr. Suhas Nandurdikar. He is credited with establishing new technology oriented ingredient brands.  He is an active committee member of the ISCC (Indian society of cosmetic chemists) & OTAI (Oil technology association of India). 

NihKan  is part of same leadership team diversified into food industry vertical , founded by Ms. Kanika Nandurdikar in Jan’2020.

Our Vision

Our vision is that more and more food industries should go for Natural home grown preservative-free ingredients to deliver convenient & nutritious foods to the end consumers. 

NihKan represents the confluence of age- old traditional methods with modern lifestyle bringing together TRADITIONAL HEALTHY FLAVOURS in a CONVENIENT form.

Our Sustainable Model

Sustainable sourcing is the integration of social, ethical and environmental performance factors into the process of selecting the best suppliers.

  • NihKan works on Farm to Fork model 
  • Follow practices for sustainable food production systems
  • Deliver natural solutions for healthy superfood market.
  • Focus on niche speciality ingredients which are ancient to India.
  • Creative formulations to deliver indigenous products to end consumers.

Our team of Agricultural & Food Technologists believes in Eco-Friendly Supply chain. They work collaborating closely with Research & Development teams to provide the best customised and innovative solutions.

Our main focus is on PLANT-BASED ingredient – Green Banana flour which is made from raw unripe bananas. The raw green bananas are peeled, sliced, sun-dehydrated, and then grinding it into a flour that can be used for everything from baking to thickening. Raw Banana Flour has now joined the superfood league and one of the major reasons for it is that, presence of resistant starch in it. It is an ideal replacement in gluten-free recipes & excellent for your Gut.

NIHKAN Banana flour cookies is one of a kind of innovation for healthy gluten free product range and especially for consumers who love to indulge in something which is not only healthy but delicious too on their tastebud.

NIHKAN Gluten free Pancake & Waffle Mix is a combination of ancient super food ingredients and without any sugar which changes the concept of having pancakes only at breakfast time but making it ideal for ANYTIME OF THE Day!!

NIHKAN Vegetable powders are ideal choice for consumers looking for convenient cooking options without impacting taste and health factors, who would love to cook at home using natural sun dried ingredients.

NIHKAN Dehydrated Sprouts & Sprouted Flours of Pulses, Seeds & Grains are highly nutritious & convenient for people who want to follow healthy diet daily in their lifestyle. It’s an evolution over using normal flours.

 

 

We work closely with Farmer's communities. All our products are HANDCRAFTED BY FARMERS !!!

Our USPs

Ingredients are 100% naturally processed using sun-drying methodology in a hygienic natural closed environment which preserves the naturality of the original product with an amazingly satisfying taste.  Sun-Dried & Low temperature dehydration helps to retain the nutritional content of ingredients making it ideal to consume like fresh foods.

 

Preservative & Chemical free formulations :  There is no addition of any kind of additives or artificial colours or flavours. The drying and grinding process yields granular powdery textured product with original flavour. 

 

 

Healthy & Nutritious :  Dehydrated food products retain the nutritional value and are equally healthy. Full of fibre, vitamins, minerals and  low in fat, they are just like the raw product. Moreover, the sun drying process enhances the flavours

 

Convenient & Longer shelf lives with locked nutrition : Prepare and enjoy the tasty and nutritious home-cooked food with minimal preparation time without compromising on health.

 

Travel- friendly: NihKan products are a perfect choice when travelling. Lightweight, they are easy to carry and occupy very little space. They are perfect to make a quick meal specially when travelling with kids especially with Pancake mix.  NihKan Cookies are a snacking evolution. 

 

Tested & Approved : Formulated, Tested & labelled as per FSSAI & FDA norms

Meet our Team

Ms. Kanika Nandurdikar
(Founder & Social Marketeer)

Ms Nandurdikar is a Chartered Accountant by profession, with an experience of almost 15 years in various roles at top corporates like Infosys, HDFC Bank etc. Her corporate & personal life experiences formed the backbone of our brand NihKan. She has a passion for creating sustainable natural solutions and products to address modern living concerns & needs. She is a “foodie” who has an impeccable sense of taste & flavour, which we employ to great effect by using Plant-Based speciality ingredients and crafting products to make consumer’s culinary journey more varied, healthy, convenient and enjoyable. 

Dr. Suhas Nandurdikar
(Chief Mentor)

He is a highly respected & award-winning Entrepreneur with multiple accolades across various industry & society platform. He has 30 plus years of experience across various industries with specialized focus on Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals & Wellness sectors. He is also an Innovation Expert with focus on new generation technologies for consumer products.

Mr. Shailendra Phalak
(Agricultural & Food Technologist)

He belongs to Jalgaon, which is Banana capital of India. He is an expert in using traditional agricultural techniques in combination with modern scientific knowledge for better & more natural products for consumers. He is a farmer at heart with strong application of diverse agricultural practices. Being from the Art of living family, he believes in delivering Indian agricultural products at the highest standard of quality & naturality.