Sanjeev Kapoor's vegetarian spread for PM Modi in UAE

Star chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who was flown here specially by hosts UAE, prepared an exclusively crafted vegetarian spread for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday which included pan-India treasures like Poori and Fulka.

Abu Dhabi: Star chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who was flown here specially by hosts UAE, prepared an exclusively crafted vegetarian spread for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday which included pan-India treasures like Poori and Fulka.

The lunch hosted at the Emirates Palace here had a melange of exclusively crafted vegetarian delicacies for Modi, with the starter Kurkuri Palak & Liquid Chaat.

The main course included pan-India treasures like Gucchi Pepper Paneer Kaliya, Khatti Dal, Baingan Mirch Ka Salan, Bhindi Kadi and Moong Dal Khichadi with Shrikhand, Curried Dal and Coconut Salad, Bhakri, Poori & Fulka, Raw Papaya Murabba Bhurani Raita, Fafda and a Zafrani Thandai to beat the heat.

The dessert or 'Mishthaan' consisted of Narangi Basundi, Karari Hazelnut Chikki and Fresh cuts fruits.

Modi, a vegetarian who is fond of home-cooked Gujarati food, is on a two-day visit to the Gulf nation.

Kapoor was flown to UAE to prepare the vegetarian menu.

"Star chef @SanjeevKapoor was flown in by UAE hosts for a special vegetarian menu in honour of PM @narendramodi," external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted last night.