New Delhi: US President Barack Obama was served a sumptuous array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, including "Gujarati Kadhi" - tangy curry made from buttermilk and gram flour, and "Bhuna Gosht Boti" - tender pieces of lamb cooked in tomato and onion masala, at the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.
The non-vegetarian menu also included “Murgh Neza Kebab” - escallops of chicken marinated with gram flour, cream and cooked in tandoor - “Shrimp Karavalli”, stir fried tiger shrimps flavoured with tellicherry clack pepper and star anise, and “Mahi Sarson”, fish cooked with mustard.
Modi and Obama, who is the chief guest at India's 66th Republic Day parade, held bilateral summit level talks at Hyderabad House here.
Other food items on the lavish menu included "Shatwar ka Shorba", asparagus flavoured cream soup served with asparagus tip; "Nadru Ke Goolar" - kebab made of lotus stem, stuffed with figs and spices; "Ananas Aur Paneer Ka Soola" - chargrilled cottage cheese spiked with pineapple; and "Paneer Lababdar" - fresh cottage cheese chunks in onion and tomato masala.
"Kela Methi Nu Shaak" - unripe banana and fenugreek cooked together and tempered with cumin; "Mixed Vegetable Kalonji" - seasonal vegetables seasoned with onion seeds; "Matar Pulao" - aromatic basmati rice garnished with green peas along with an assortment of Indian breads were also on the menu.
For dessert, Obama was served "Gajar Ka Halwa", a rich, sweet preparation of grated carrots, topped with pistachio; "Gulab Jamun" - small cheese dumplings, deep fried and soaked in sugar syrup, and fresh fruits.
On the menu, South Indian Coffee and Herbal Tea were also available.