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.