In Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Modi Gave A Lunch With The Star Ingredient Being...

Heads of state from 14 nations will attend the FIPIC Summit. Due to network problems and other factors, they rarely all converge together in one place.
In Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Modi Gave A Lunch With The Star Ingredient Being...

The leaders attending the third India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Conference in Papua New Guinea today had lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Millets and Indian cuisine were significant ingredients in the mouthwatering treats on the menu.
Khandvi, a well-known dish from PM Modi's native Gujarat, Malai Kofta (cottage cheese and vegetable balls simmered in flavorful Indian rich kofta curry), Vegetable Kolhapuri (highland mix vegetables cooked with traditional Indian onion-tomato gravy), and Dal Panchmel were all included in the memorable lunch (special lentils mix cooked in Mewar style).

The Indian delegation made sure that the summit's leaders received the oldest foods known to mankind because 2023 has been designated as the International Year of Millets. Among the mouthwatering dishes on the menu were the Rajasthani specialty Ragi Gatta curry (finger millet and gramme flour dumplings cooked in sour sauce) and Millet biryani (vegetable biryani made in the traditional manner with nutrient-rich barnyard millet).

The inclusion of millet on the menu illustrates the value that India places on these foods with little seeds.

At the request of the Indian government, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2023 the International Year of Millets in March 2021.

Masala chaas was also provided to the visitors (summer drink made with creamy yoghurt and Indian spices).

At the lunch hosted by PM Modi at the APEC house in Port Morseby, desserts included Paan Kulfi, an Indian frozen dessert with milk as the base that is flavoured with betel leaves, and Malpua with Rabdi, an Indian sweet pancake served with sweetened reduced milk.

Masala tea, green tea, mint tea, and freshly made PNG coffee were available as beverages.

Along with his counterpart James Marape, PM Modi, the first Indian prime minister to visit Papua New Guinea, hosted the third summit of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) today.

He travelled here from Japan, where he attended the G7 advanced economies summit and had private talks with a number of international leaders.

The 14 Pacific Island Countries (PIC) have graciously accepted the invitation to this significant summit (FIPIC)," PM Modi had earlier stated.

FIPIC was established during his 2014 visit to Fiji.

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Together with the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu, FPIC is a regional organisation.