Mukherjee hosts Obama to sumptuous dinner

New Delhi: A lavish and sumptuous menu with dishes reflecting a variety of Indian cuisine awaited US President Barack Obama at the banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday evening.

The dinner had both non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes.

The main course included mustard fish curry, chicken korma, gushtaba, roast leg of lamb, mutton rogan josh (all non-vegetarian dishes) and kadhi pakori, dal raisina, achari paneer, chhole, haak ka saag, chaunka matar and bedmi aloo (all vegetarian dishes).

The menu included vegetarian and non-vegetarian tandoori platters, curd, saffron rice, papad, soup and a variety of Indian bread.

The desserts included malpua with rabri, date steam pudding and cut pudding.

Tea, coffee and kahwa were among the beverages served in the dinner.

Obama and his wife Michelle met the guests before dinner.