A mix of vegetarian and non-veg delicacies, from Jammu and Kashmir’s ‘Nadru Ke Goolar’ to West Bengal’s ‘Mahi Sarson’ were today served at the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in honour of visiting US President Barack Obama.
There were two separate menus at the lunch which was organised at the sprawling Hyderabad House.
The soup ‘Shatwar (Asparagus) Ka Shorba’ was the same for both vegetarian and non-vegetarians and so were the the sweet dishes ‘Gulab Jamun’, ‘Gajar ka Halwa’ and assorted fruits.
For starters, the non-vegetarians had the perfectly cooked ‘Shrimp Karavalli’, a delicacy from coastal Karnataka and ‘Murg Neeza Kebab’, part of the Mughlai cuisine.
The vegetarians had ‘Anannas Aur Paneer ka Soola’ – char-grilled cottage cheese with pineapple, ‘Nadru Ke Goolar’ (lotus stem kababs), ‘Kela Methi Nu Shaak’ a Gujarati dish, and mixed Vegetable Kalonji besides the mouth-watering Gujarati ‘Kadhi’, ‘Matar Pulao’ and assorted breads.
The non-vegetarians too had a delightful menu starting with the Bengali dish ‘Mahi Sarson’ and ‘Bhuna Gosht Boti’ – tender pieces of lamb cooked in tomato and onion masala.
Also on the menu was the famed South Indian Coffee and herbal tea.