G20 Summit: Why Are India's Best Hotel Chains Working On Special 'Millet' Delicacies For World Leaders?

In the heart of Delhi, as the G20 Summit’s clock ticks down, world leaders are in for a culinary treat that’s as traditional as it is nutritious. The star ingredient? Millet.

With the G20 Summit unfolding in New Delhi on September 9-10, India’s premier hotel chains are pulling out all the stops, crafting traditional vegetarian dishes that spotlight this ancient grain. And it’s not just at the official dinner. The grand lunch at Jaipur House, reserved for the spouses of state officials, will also feature a spread where millet dishes take centre stage, offering guests a taste of India’s rich culinary heritage.

Millet front and centre: This gastronomic focus isn’t just a nod to India’s culinary traditions. 2023 isn’t just the year Delhi hosts the G20 Summit; it’s also the International Year of Millets, as declared by the United Nations. And who better to champion this superfood than Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself? With a vision to position India as the global hub for millet, the grain has found its way into several summit menus.

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But the millet experience isn’t confined to the dining table. On the evening of September 9, delegates will embark on a tour of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute at Pusa. Here, amidst the sprawling 1,200-acre campus, millets will shine again. From startups specializing in superfoods to exhibitions and celebrity chefs whipping up millet-based snacks, it promises to be a feast for the senses.

Visitors will also engage with women millet farmers from 11 Indian states, diving deep into the country’s agricultural narrative.

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