“Lip smacking.” Wait, do this “lip smacking and graceful”.
But it couldn’t have been anything less when the Epicurean Maharaja of Patiala prepared an elaborate fare for the latest batch of Indian sporting royalty – the Tokyo 2020 Olympics champions.
From Mutton Khara Pishori and Laung Elaichi Chicken to Aloo Korma and Dal Masri, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh offered sports stars out of the world food today at his farm in Mohali.
Oh, did we forget the Murg Korma, Dugani biryani and dessert, Zarda Rice? Apologies.
The gap clearly “exceeded” the expectations of Indian men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh. And he already knew about “the Maharaja’s kitchen”, according to a report from the PTI.
Privileged to have hosted our Olympians for dinner tonight. I really enjoyed cooking for them. May you continue to bring great laurels to the country. ?? pic.twitter.com/hI2ntXtZQs
– Capt. Amarinder Singh (@capt_amainder) September 8, 2021
“Food is always better if served straight from the cooking vessel,” the stylish host himself told the agency.
It got there at 11am and was mostly finished around 5pm, leaving a short window for the finishing touches and trim.
“But I loved every minute,” said the chief minister. “They (the sportsmen) have worked so hard to win us the glory. What I have done for them is nothing in comparison,” he said, personally greeting the guests.
If you are wondering about the wear of the 79 year old man in the evening after all the effort, you are underestimating the Fauji In him.
In addition, it hosted a bunch of passionate go-getters and not just anyone. Fittingly, there seemed no trace of fatigue on his face as Mr. Singh himself served gold medalist Neeraj Chopra.
“It was rich, but it was great food,” said the man who completed an 87.58-meter second round in the javelin throw in Tokyo, blowing the athletics world away.
Discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur, who finished in a commendable sixth place on her very first Olympic outing, was simply stunned by the food and hospitality.
Among the lucky ones present at the gala evening were members of the bronze medalist hockey team, those of the women’s hockey team, which won praise for their valiant performance, walker Gurpreet Singh and marksman Angadveer Singh. Bajwa.
From the evening’s debates, it seems that Indian athletes will be pulling on all engines during the next Olympic Games in Paris. Just for an invitation to the Maharaja’s banquet. Then there are also the medals, of course.