A specially prepared all-vegetarian dish was provided for world leaders and delegates who arrived this evening for a G20 dinner hosted by President Droupadi Murmu.
Dignitaries were treated to delectable gourmet dishes at the ultra-modern Bharat Mandapam, the venue for the 18th G20 Leaders Summit at Pragati Maidan in Delhi.
The menu started with a brief introduction about the diversity of India and how the people of the country are connected by ‘taste’.
“Bharat is a blend of traditions, customs and climate and is diverse in many ways. ‘Taste’ unites us. We celebrate Sharad Ritu, the autumn season of abundance in this menu. It showcases the wealth of ingredients across Bharat and expresses our rich culinary heritage in a modern mosaic dedicated to the spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’,” it said.
This is what the world leaders of the G20 were presented with:
To begin with, the guests were served patram, described as “a breath of fresh air”. The dish consisted of foxtail millet leaf chips, topped with yoghurt balls and spiced chutney.
Had the main course vanavarnam (‘power from the ground’), a jackfruit galette served with glazed forest mushrooms, a little millet crisp and Kerala red rice with curry leaves
Bread, including Mumbai paoor soft roll with onion seed flavor, bakarkhanior sweet flatbread with cardamom flavor, was served.
Madhurima (‘pot of gold’), or a cardamom-scented farm millet pudding, fig-peach compote and Ambemohar rice chips, was served for dessert.
Drinks include Kashmiri kahwa, filter coffee and Darjeeling tea. At the end of the meal, dignitaries were treated paan-flavored chocolate leaves.