Lucknow: The flavours of Lakhnavi cuisine would have tingle the taste buds at cricketer Suresh Raina's New Delhi wedding where rich and succulent Tundey kebabs wrapped in thick crusty parathas were offered with onion rings and spicy dhaniya chutney. Suresh Raina married Priyanka Chowdhary at a five star hotel in Delhi yesterday.
The perfect match: Suresh Raina with wife Priyanka Chowdhary at their marriage ceremony in Delhi yesterday
Lucknow's Tundey kebab owner Mohd Usman said that he was "not doing this only for commercial purposes" but also as a "fulfillment of a long due commitment to Raina."
He added that whenever Raina is in town, he is a regular at his outlet in Aminabad. Usman said he had promised the ace cricketer that he would cook at his wedding whenever it takes place. A team of four 'khansama's' (cooks) has been dispatched to New Delhi to cook shami kebabs, galawat kebabs, mutton korma and mutton biryani for the guests.
The kebabs were wrapped in crusty parathas (Indian flatbread), served with onion rings and spicy dhaniya chutney, according to a member of Tundey's team. Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan often invites Tundey's team to cook for parties and events at his home in Mumbai and others like Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi are known to be fans of the kebabs.
Prepared through a "secret recipe" passed down many generations which includes soft marinated mutton mixed with raw papaya, Tundey galawati kebabs are mouth-watering. Many people from Uttar Pradesh including Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, sports journalists, bureaucrats and politicians were invited for the wedding.