Modi-Jinping dinner at Mahabalipuram temple included Malabar Lobster, Mutton Ularthiyadu and Mamsam Biryani


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Talaminadu’s Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram, as it is currently known. PM Modi shared a series of photos of himself with Jinping on Twitter with two leaders spending time sipping coconut water and taking a walk in a picturesque background.


Modi also welcomed Jinping for a sumptuous traditional south Indian dinner, whose menu included both vegetarian and non-vegetarian spreads. The highlights of the non-veg menu for the dinner at the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram were mouth-watering Malabar Lobster, Mutton Ularthiyadu, Mamsam Biryani and Karuveppilai Meen Varuval (fish fry with curry leaves) among others.

The vegetarian menu comprised of traditional south Indian sambhar, a mouth-watering local recipe made of lentils, Thakkali Rasam (made of tomato and imli) and Kadalai Korma among others. There were also arrangements for halwa and ice cream in dessert items.

Earlier, PM Modi also gifted traditional Tamil artifacts including Nachiyarkoil Annam lamp and a Thanjavur painting to Jinping.

This was the second informal meeting between Modi and Jinping after the Wuhan edition last year.

Modi’s arrival in Tamil Nadu was marred by huge protest on social media with hashtag #GoBackModi trending nationally throughout the day.


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