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Samosas to 'chaat' with Indian tech CEOs?

Indian fast food could be the trump card for any White House powwow.

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Last Updated: Feb 17, 2020, 08.46 AM IST
Just hold the green chilli for Potus but bring on the green chutney.
Just hold the green chilli for Potus but bring on the green chutney.
Industrialist Anand Mahindra has a taste for choice repartee, so it is not surprising that his tongue-in-cheek tweet that US President Donald Trump should consider serving samosas instead of burgers at his next technology CEOs’ roundtable drew approving slurps.

The White House had ordered in piles of hamburgers, sandwiches and fries from major fastfood chains when he hosted winning sports teams from several US universities last year. He had said then that the choice was also meant to support American business.

With Indians now dominating the top echelons of the technology — and several other — industries, a different menu for any future White House powwow with them may be worthwhile. Chicken samosas were served during President Barack Obama’s term, so they may not go down well with his successor.

However, Trump loves burgers, so the obvious alternative would be vada pao or ‘Bombay burger’ — brought from one of Washington DC’s many Indian restaurants, to keep it local. Just hold the green chilli for Potus but bring on the green chutney.

Chaat and kathi rolls — Indian burritos, as Tex-Mex aficionado and Google’s big enchilada Sundar Pichai might call them — are also possible choices.

With President Trump scheduled to come to India for the first time later this month, a foretaste of any Indian fast food would be educative.

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