PM celebrates India's win, throws lavish party for Pak PM

Manmohan Singh and Yousuf Raza Gilani
Mohali, Mar 31: After the historic win over Pakistan in World cup semi-final match, Indian Prime Minster Manmohan Singh hosted a lavish party for his Pakistan counterpart.  From stuffed meat to ghosht palak sag to shahi idly - it was a lavish spread of north and south Indian cuisine Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid out for his guest from Pakistan, Yousuf Raza Gilani.

For starter, the guests that included Congress President Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi and ICC chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik had carrot soup (gajar ka shorba).

Spicy delicacies prepared by the chefs at the Taj in nearby Chandigarh included ghosht barra (stuffed meat), tandoori pink salmon, murg lazeez, ghosht palak saag, chaamp briyani, tawe ka machili (roasted fish) and Indian breads.

Vegetarian fare included subz galoti, shahi idly, kadai paneer, bindi nayantara, ghia malai kofta, subz biriyani and dal makhani.

The dignitaries rounded off their dinner with apple cinnamon crumble, kesar phirni and fresh fruits.

The dinner at the Club House of the Punjab Cricket Association stadium here saw a mixed seating of the guests with Sonia Gandhi seated in between Gilani and Rehman Malik.


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