Biden, other G20 leaders to relish golgappe, chaat & millets

| Updated: 09 September, 2023 5:59 pm IST
Muktesh K Pardeshi, the special secretary of G20 operations, speaking to The New Indian at the G20 Summit on Saturday.

NEW DELHI: World leaders attending the prestigious G20 Summit in New Delhi are in for a culinary treat that promises to tantalize their taste buds and showcase the diverse flavors of Bharat.

Among the delectable delights being served, the spotlight shines brightly on two extraordinary elements – everyone’s beloved Golgappe and the millets, also known as Shri Anna for its rich nutritional value.

US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and an array of international delegates will savour the lip-smacking golgappe and millet-based dishes throughout their stay at the summit.

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Muktesh K Pardeshi, the special secretary of G20 operations, while talking to The New Indian, shed light on the meticulous planning that goes into serving world leaders. “A detailed and meticulous research is done to ascertain whether they have any allergies or special food preferences, ensuring that every dietary need is met,” he explained.

Over the course of two days, the delegates will also have the opportunity to explore an array of regional varieties of chaat – a popular street food prepared from potatoes and some other vegetables.

But why millets, you may wonder? 2023 has been designated as the ‘Year of Millets,’ and the summit aims to champion this nutrient-rich grain. Millet-based cuisines, with their health benefits and sustainable agricultural practices, reflect India’s commitment to promoting a healthier and eco-friendly future.

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During their stay at various luxury hotels, the heads of state and other guests will be served meals on tailor-made silverware bearing intricately engraved motifs inspired from the cultural heritage of India.

Crafted by a Jaipur-based firm, most of the tableware have steel or brass base or mix of both and flaunt an elegant coating of silver. Glasses to be used for serving welcome drinks have gold plating.

Around 1500 pieces of silverware will be used to serve breakfast, luncheon, and dinner.

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