The menu was preceded by the idea behind the food which will be served and was titled ‘Shree Anna’.

Shree Anna (Millets) are nutri-cereals that are considered super foods containing a high density of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre. Millets can grow in adverse and arid conditions, with comparatively fewer inputs as compared to other cereals.

‘Paatram’ comprised of foxtail millet leaf crisps topped with a yoghurt sphere and spiced chutney (containing milk, wheat and nuts).

The starter

‘Vanavarnam’, a jackfruit galette served with glazed forest mushrooms, little millet crisp and curry leaf tossed Kerala red rice.

The Main Course

Onion seed-flavoured ‘Mumbai Pao’ and a cardamom-flavoured sweet flat bread ‘Bakarkhani’ were the Indian breads served at the dinner.

The Main Course

Desert section included a cardamom-scented barnyard millet pudding, fig-peach compote and ‘Ambemohar’ rice crisps containing milk, millet, wheat and nuts.

The  Desert

Kashmiri Kahwa, filter coffee and Darjeeling tea. Paan flavoured chocolate leaves were also served to the leaders.

The beverages

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By Priyanka Sawant