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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would know that Kate Middleton and Prince William are in India and taking Mumbai by storm. (ALSO READ Will and Kates complete itinerary in India and Bhutan). The royal couple that landed in financial powerhouse of the country spent their morning paying tribute to the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks before making their way to the nearby Oval Maidan where they enjoyed a game of cricket alongside Sachin Tendulkar and Dilip Vengsarkar. (Vengsarkar runs a cricket academy at the north end of Oval Maidan where several budding cricketers, including Paul Valthaty of Kings XI Punjab, have received their first lessons.) Also Read - 'Touching Gesture'! Narayana Murthy Touches The Feet of Ratan Tata And Twitter Can't Stop Hailing The 'Historic Moment'
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Later today, Kate and William will rub shoulders with the who’s who of Bollywood in an exclusive dinner at the Crystal Room of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel where they will get a taste of Indian cuisine. (ALSO SEE Here’s what the star-studded dinner venue for Kate and William will look like) Also Read - JNU Violence Highlights: Student Protests Emerge Across Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata; Film Fraternity Joins in
Our sources inform us that the royal couple will be served Indian thali. The Crystal Room (file picture below), where the banquet will be held has been decked up in colors of the Indian flag. Also Read - 'We Can Be Hurt But Not Knocked Out': Ratan Tata Salutes the Spirit of Mumbai On 26/11 Anniversary
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The menu is an elaborate spread.
The vegetarian main course includes:
Kumbh Gucchi Malai Mutter, a peas and mushroom preparation cooked in rich cashew gravy
Subz Shikampuri Kebab, a Hyderabadi specialty made out of vegetables and hung yoghurt
Motia Palak, a garlic-tempered spinach and corn preparation
Paneer Sirka Pyaaz, a combination of cottage cheese and pickled beet onions
The non vegetarian main course includes:
Sarson Mahi tikka, a dish made of fish chunks flavored with mustard charbroiled in tandoor
Dum Ka Gosht, a boneless lamp preparation braised with spices and a saffron-enhanced gravy
Murg Kalimirch, a chicken dish cooked in a charcoal oven and served in a cashew gravy
Aloo Gobhi Ki Tehri, a pilaf preparation from Uttar Pradesh made with basmati rice, potato and cauliflower
Lal Moth Dal, which is a slow cooked dal made from red lentils.
Also on the menu are an assortment of Indian breads, raita and papads.
Baked Gulab Jamun, Kesari Rasmalai and Paan Kulfi
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