Kebab, biryani in PM's elaborate menu for lunch with Zardari
From mouth-watering kebabs to delicious biryani, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will get a taste of India's diverse cuisine as he settles down for lunch with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tomorrow.delhi Updated: Apr 07, 2012 20:37 IST
From mouth-watering kebabs to delicious biryani, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will get a taste of India's diverse cuisine as he settles down for lunch with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday.
On the menu would be food from virtually all regions of the country -- masala dosa from the South, sandesh from the East and kebabs popular in the North.
The lunch will begin with cold melon and mint soup followed by sarson ke phool, subz shammi kebab and mini masala dosa as starters for vegetarian.
The non-vegetarian menu has Jaithooni murg seekh and gosht barra kebab for starters.
The dignitaries would then be served Kareli Dal Gosht (mutton), murg kofta makhni (chicken), sikandari khusk raan (lamb) with assorted rotis. They can also have their pick from a south Indian delicacy avial, moong dal tadka and kacchi ghost biryani (a variety of mutton biryani).
The vegetarians at the lunch table can choose from Tori Bhujia, paneer jhalfrezi and makai palak with assorted rotis. This will be followed by avial, moong dal tadka and subz biryani.
Earlier, Kashmiri delicacy Goshtaba and a prawn dish were also considered for the menu but later dropped.
For dessert, the dignitaries can opt for blueberry mousse, gur ka sandesh, phirni and fresh fruits.
The dignitaries can wind off the lunch with tea or coffee.