Chef Vikas Khanna Spent 2.5 Days To Prepare Special Navratri Delicacies For Sushma Swaraj!

| September 24 , 2017 , 12:19 IST

Vikas Khanna, an award-winning Michelin starred Indian chef, recently prepared a culinary treat for External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj and other delegates in New York. On the occasion of the ongoing Navratri festival, the chef added some Navratri delicacies on the table for the minister, the preparation of which took 2 and a half days.

The Indian Foreign Minister arrived in New York on September 17 for seven days, during which she held back-to-back engagements, centring around the U.N. General Assembly.

The Chef shared his feelings of gratitude by a tweet, he wrote,”Always an honor to cook for@Sushma Swaraj@AkbaruddinIndia @NavtejSarna#UnitedNationsGeneralAssembly Inspired by Navratri Feast#UNGA2017”.


MasterChef India fame said the preparation took him two and a half days. "All the food was inspired by Navratri. Most of the dishes were based on simple cuisine in India with a different twist. It is always amazing to serve Sushma Swaraj. Whenever she comes to America, I try to prepare meal for her at least once. I feel very honoured...Since she doesn't take sugar, I have made small packets of natural sugar so that she can consume it in limited quantity. We had to prepare one meal, but it took 2 and a half days for preparation," he added.

Vikas Khanna is based in New York city and is a restaurateur and cookbook writer. He judged MasterChef India Season 2, 3, 4, 5 and MasterChef Junior.

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