Here is a poetic rendition of the beautiful dishes served at the dinner hosted by the President of Bharat. With the autumn season in full swing in the country, the dishes are inspired by the flavors of the Sharad Ritu. The style of poetry adopted here is Haiku.
Paatram- A breadth of fresh air
(Fox millet leaf crisps topped with a yoghurt sphere and spiced chutney)
Patram whispers air,
Millet leaf crisps in the breeze,
Yogurt, chutney flair.
Vanvarnam- Strength from the soil
(Jackfruit galette served with glazed forest mushrooms, Little millet crisp and curry leaf tossed Kerala red rice)
Jackfruit galette, earth’s strong bite,
Mushrooms, millet, rice.
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(Onion seed flavoured soft bun)
Mumbai’s famous bread,
Pao, with flavors widespread,
Street food joy widespread.
(Cardamom flavoured sweet flatbread)
Cardamom’s sweet embrace,
Flatbread’s lovely taste.
Madhurima-Pot of Gold
(Cardamom scented Barnyard millet pudding, fig peach compote and Ambemohar rice crisps)
Pudding, fruit, crisp, bright.
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Kashmiri Kahwa, Filter Coffee and Darjeeling Tea
Kashmir’s warm embrace,
Filter coffee’s rich, bold pace,
Darjeeling’s calm grace.
Paan-flavoured chocolate leaves
Paan’s sweet surprise,
Chocolate leaves in disguise,
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Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry characterized by its brevity and simplicity. It typically consists of three lines with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5. Haikus often capture a moment in nature or evoke emotions through vivid imagery and precise language.