In New Delhi. Arrived early this morning. Here to attend the 7th Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control — the most important tobacco meeting in the world, held every other year, last time in Moscow (COP6) (see most recently 5.285 Red Mullet Fillets …) — today thru Saturday.
For dinner, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare hosted an outdoor reception on the grounds of the meeting venue. A combination of buffet/marketplace/cocktail party, showcasing a wide range of local dishes — surely but a glimpse of what the country’s vast culinary tradition has to offer. Great food, great times.
Panipuri is an Indian snack. Consists of a small flour cake (puri) that’s deep-fried into a thin crispy hollow puff, which is then filled with various ingredients, such as minced potatoes, rice, onion, lentils, etc., then topped with flavored/spiced syrup/chuntey (pani).