Sumptuous spread at PM's luncheon for Zardari
It was a Sunday feast in the best of non-vegetarian and vegetarian cuisine that was on offer at the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at 7, Race Course Road for Asif Ali Zardari.
The first course was a cold melon and mint soup, followed by starters that included pakoras of sarson ke phool, vegetable shami kebab and mini masala dosa for the vegetarians. For the non-vegetarians, murgh seekh and gosht barra kebabs were on offer.
The main course comprised kareli dal mutton, chicken kofta makhni, sikandari raan and a variety of Indian breads. For the rice lovers, kachi gosht biryani was also on offer.
For the vegetarians, the menu was equally tempting. Tori bhujia, paneer jalfrezi, makai palak, mixed vegetables, moong dal tadka and vegetable biryani. The lunch ended on a sweet note with desserts including blueberry mousse, gur ka sandesh, phirni and fresh fruit salad.
Back to work after lunch
>> Manmohan Singh said he would he “happy” to visit Pakistan. Timing to be decided through diplomatic channels.
>> India, Pakistan agree on the India-China diplomatic model by focusing on trade.
>> Focus on speedier resolution of issues like Siachen, Sir Creek.
>> Manmohan Singh presses for 26/11 justice, action against Hafiz Saeed. While Zardari claims Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism.
>> Home secretaries of both countries to sign visa agreement soon.
Did you know?
According to some Pakistani mediapersons, Asif Ali Zardari
is a vegetarian