Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted lunch for the leaders attending the third India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit in Papua New Guinea at present. The lip-smacking delicacies on the menu prominently featured Indian delicacies and millets.
The memorable lunch included Khandvi, a preferred delicacy from PM Modi’s house state of Gujarat, Malai Kofta (cottage cheese and vegetable balls simmered in fragrant Indian wealthy kofta curry), Vegetable Kolhapuri (highland combine vegetable cooked with conventional Indian onion-tomato gravy), Dal Panchmel (particular lentils combine cooked in Mewar fashion).
With the 12 months 2023 declared because the worldwide 12 months of millets, the Indian delegation ensured that the oldest meals recognized to the mankind have been additionally served to the leaders attending the summit. Rajasthani delicacy Ragi Gatta curry (finger millet and gram flour dumplings cooked in bitter gravy) and Millet biryani (vegetable biryani made in a conventional method with nutrient-rich barnyard millet) have been among the many lip-smacking delicacies on the menu.
The inclusion of millet within the menu displays the significance India offers to those small-seeded meals.
The UN General Assembly in March 2021 declared 2023 because the International Year of Millets on the behest of the Government of India.
The company have been additionally served Masala chaas (summer season drink made with creamy yoghurt and Indian spices).
Paan Kulfi (betel leaves flavoured milk primarily based India frozen dessert) and Malpua with Rabdi (Indian candy pancake served with sweetened diminished milk) have been served as desserts on the lunch hosted by PM Modi at APEC home in Port Morseby.
Drinks included Masala Tea, Green Tea, Mint Tea and freshly brewed PNG espresso.
PM Modi, who’s the primary Indian prime minister to reach in Papua New Guinea, hosted the third summit of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) collectively along with his counterpart James Marape at present.
He arrived right here from Japan the place he attended the summit of the G7 superior economies and held bilateral conferences with a number of world leaders.
At the FIPIC Summit in Papua New Guinea with fellow FIPIC leaders. pic.twitter.com/nOArwGJWdc
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 22, 2023
“I’m grateful that every one 14 Pacific Island Countries (PIC) have accepted the invitation to attend this essential summit (FIPIC),” PM Modi had stated earlier.
FIPIC was launched throughout his go to to Fiji in 2014.
FPIC contains Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.