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What was on the menu for Trumps at Raisina Hill

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
February 26, 2020 01:04 IST
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A elaborate spread was laid out for United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at a state banquet hosted at the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday night.

IMAGE: President Ram Nath Kovind with his wife Savita Kovind welcomes US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania to a state banquet hosted by the former at Rashtrapti Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday evening. Photograph: ANI Photo

The vegetarian delicacies served included coriander shorba, aloo tikki with palak papdi, zarkhez zameen (seasonal vegetable cooked in its juice) and dal raisina.


The non-vegetarian fare includes raan-ali-shaan (marinated lamb) and cajun spiced salmon (pink salmon marinated with cajun spices and roasted in clay oven).

For desserts, hazelnut apple pie with salty caramel sauce and malpua rabri roll were served.

Trump, Melania relish Bukhara's naan and shikandari raan

Trump and the First Lady relished 'naan' and 'sikandari raan', a non-vegetarian dish, at the Bukhara restaurant of ITC Maurya Hotel, where the couple stayed during their visit to the national capital, sources said.

Trump's daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law Jared Kushner were also at the Bukhara, they added.

Sources said the president and the first lady liked 'naan' and 'Sikandari Raan', which were key features of the over four-decades-old restaurant's menu.

The hotel, however, remain tight-lipped.

The entire hotel was booked for the US delegation accompanying Trump.

The president stayed in the Grand Presidential Suite of the five-star property, which has hosted his predecessor Barack Obama and other US presidents like George W Bush and Bill Clinton.

Trump, who was on his maiden visit to India, landed in the national capital on the evening of February 24 after attending the 'Namaste Trump' event in Ahmedabad and visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra.

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