Portuguese PM arranges special ‘Gujarati lunch’ for PM Modi, menu includes ‘Shrikhand’, ‘Rotli’

PM Costa arranged a special Gujarati vegetarian lunch for PM Modi that included dishes like 'Aakhu Saak' and 'Mango Shrikhand'. Aakhu literally means 'whole' and shaak simply means 'curry'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 24, 2017 8:20 pm
Narendra Modi, Modi Portugal visit, PM Portugal visit, PM Modi Portugal visit, Narendra Modi Portugal visit, Portugal visit, Antonio Costa, Lisbon, Portuguese PM, india news, indian express news Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa arranged a special Gujarati meal at the lunch hosted for PM Narendra Modi in Portugal. (Source: Twitter/ ANI)

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa arranged a special Gujarati meal at the lunch hosted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday. The menu included a special Gujarati vegetarian lunch with dishes such as ‘Aakhu Saak’ and ‘Mango Shrikhand’. Aakhu literally means ‘whole’ and shaak simply means ‘curry’. It is a dish in which vegetable stuffing is heavily spiced and is wonderful for big get-togethers. The other items on the menu included ‘Saag Kofta’, ‘Rajma aur Makai’, ‘Tarkha Daal’, ‘Kesar Rice’, ‘Parantha’, ‘Rotli’, ‘Papad’, and Gulab Jamun and other sweets.

Minister External Affairs spokesperson, Gopal Baglay, tweeted, “In a gesture of personal warmth and attention, PM @antoniocostapm arranged a special Gujarati meal at the lunch hosted for PM @narendramodi.”

PM Narendra Modi arrived in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday on the first leg of his three-nation visit and met Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa at Necessidades Palace. The PM’s Portugal visit is the first ever bilateral visit by an Indian PM. The Prime Minister departed earlier on Saturday for his three-nation tour visit to Portugal, the United States and The Netherlands.

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  1. I
    Jun 25, 2017 at 9:23 am
    Hello All,there is no point in describing ourselves. We have to feel proud about our PM. Our PM is working hard for the benefit of all Indians. Give home some time to prove. What has been spoiled for 60 years you want him to rectify him in 5 years ?Is this truthfull? We all try to pay our taxes honestly. Out of 125 crore population approx 3 crore are paying taxes so remaining 122 crore people are below poverty? If we are not united and our comments are being read across the globe. We being responsible citizens should try to build image of India rather than criticizing each other. Do you agree?
    1. L
      Jun 25, 2017 at 5:29 am
      Portuguese love beef and beef steaks. Did Modi take his lynch squad with him to prevent anyone from eating beef LOL
      1. A
        Jun 25, 2017 at 12:12 am
        Hahahaha. Some gujju free ka khana for fatso. Niceeeeee. Rotli and Shrikhand? What about allbthe Yoga workout? Gone down the Portugese drains? 😆😆😆
        1. S
          Sunil Sharma
          Jun 24, 2017 at 8:44 pm
          The Gujuratic Thali was even better than the one you get in Gujurat!!!!!!! 75 countries and counting . HAVE a great HOLIDAY MANTRI SAHEB .EID Mubarak and have a Wonderful Flight. While atleast 100 million children go to sleep each night HUNGRY because of NO FOOD, milk to drink.No toilets, Clean drinking water. ENJOY AND DREAM. MEERA DESH MAHAN HAI
          1. R
            Jun 25, 2017 at 12:36 am
            Never heard you asking for accountability from 4 generation of nehru-gandhis when the baton was passed from generation to generation...what did these people who treated India like their personal property do? Korea and China gained independence around the time of India... an was reduced to ashed after world war II...look at the level of development have they reached by now...and where are we? That too is Modi's fault? And bloody you have the daring to ask now, after pretending to be asleep during all these decades of organized loot and incompetence...
            1. C
              Chandu Shah
              Jun 25, 2017 at 12:59 am
              You are totally IA
              1. R
                Jun 25, 2017 at 7:45 am
                Dear Rahulbhai You are very right. There must be some sense in opposing. Some intelligent People are asking. Account of last 50 yrs to a person who even was not in active politics during that period. Where were they that time? If teacher is strict, people will not like. If he is idle, then also they will not like. If some one arrange Gujarati food, for Gujarati hero, then what is your problem ? It was not the choice but one way of reflecting respect to our PM. YAAAD RAKHANA. HE IS OUR ELECTED PM. YOU BE STRONG BECAUSE, HE WILL BE IN PM OFFICE FOR ANOTHER TWO TERMS. For hungriness, poverty, education you go and ask pappu. He has to reply. Not the person who is just making preparations to fight against this.
              2. C
                Chandu Shah
                Jun 25, 2017 at 12:58 am
                You are totally
                1. S
                  sundar vanchesan
                  Jun 25, 2017 at 6:40 am
                  These are fanatics and don't want India to progress. These people have forgotten that only India is in the world and no need of any relationship with other countries. They are frog in the well. If pappy goes missing every now and then these people won't open their mouth.
                2. N
                  Jun 25, 2017 at 6:31 am
                  And what have you done for the country, do you even pay your taxes honestly
                  1. R
                    Jun 25, 2017 at 8:41 am
                    Tell me ur contribution towards the society Shri Shri 108 Sunil Sharma???
                    1. S
                      Jun 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm
                      If you are made the Prime Minister, how are going to tackle poverty , corruption and lawlessness.