“He (Obama) called me and said, ‘Hey, you know what, I can also cook Indian food very well! In fact, I am great at cooking Keema curry. I learnt it from my Pakistani roommate at the Harvard. You and I, let’s have a cook-off at the White house’,” recollects chef Khanna, who was in Delhi recently.
So, when will this unique duel take place? “Very soon,” says the two time Michelin-starred chef based in New York, who has been picking up authentic Indian spices from Lucknow to perk up his dish but doesn’t mind losing to the US President in the Keema curry fight.