From Safed Maans To Dungaar Paneer, India Introduces Dignitaries To Rajasthani Thali At G20 Sherpas Meet In Udaipur

by Sanjana Shenoy 241

As India takes over the G20 presidency from Indonesia, the nation hosting G20 Sherpas meetings. What started in Andaman and Nicobar islands is now held at the ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur. And when in Udaipur, one mustn’t miss out on the lip-smacking Rajasthani delicacies. So, India treated its delegates to a lip-smacking Rajasthani thali featuring veg and non-veg local delicacies. Here’s more about it.

G20 Sherpas Meeting Celebrated Rajasthani Cuisine At Its Best

The G20 India Twitter handle shared a picture of the exquisite menu to be served during the G20 Sherpas meeting in Udaipur. Specially curated by Taj Lakes Udaipur Palace the sherpas will be served an authentic royal Rajasthani thali. The menu features a plethora of veg and non-veg delicacies from Rajasthan, celebrating India’s millets. This is because 2023 is declared the International Year of Millets by the UN.

You’d find rare, rustic dishes like Safed Maans instead of the more common Laal Maans. Safed Maans is meat slow-cooked with coconut, watermelon seeds, cashew and poppy seeds. There’s Murg Kesar Kasthuri as well. Vegetarians can feast on the Dungaar Paneer — a paneer curry made with smoked tomato gravy; Makhana Methi Matar Malai — lotus seeds, dry fenugreek, green peas infused in a cashew-based gravy.

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Dignitaries Feasted On Mangodi Pulao, Safed Maans, Angoori Rasmalai & More

There’s also Dal Panchamel, Mangodi Pulao and the iconic Jowar Methi Gatta Curry. The dishes pair well with bajra ki rotti, phulka and makki ki roti. For desserts, the dignitaries will sink their teeth into sweet Angoori Rasmalai and Akhrot Anjeer Ka Halwa— figs and walnut halwa.

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Well, with such a wide celebration of Rajasthani cuisine and rustic yet uncommon dishes on the menu, we’re certainly taking notes. Perhaps, the next time we visit Rajasthan, we can try Safed Maans instead of the more-common Laal Maans. Which dish did you find interesting from this menu? Let us know in the comments section below.

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