The Rashtrapati Bhavan Kitchen Goes Green For President Ram Nath Kovind

Of the many things that are known about Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, one is that the man does not eat meat. A life choice that will reflect in the functioning of the Rashtraprati Bhavan kitchen, which will now go green and remove all non-vegetarian dishes off its menu to keep up with Kovind’s frugal diet.

Following his move into the presidential household this July, Kovind has requested his staff to serve up very simple and less spicy food. “The President has not expressed his fondness for any particular food. He loves different sabzis (vegetables). But one thing is evident … he is very conscious about his salt intake. The instruction is to put as little salt as possible,” a source close to the matter said.

This comes after a five year long regime of baked fish traditional maachher jhol that were cooked frequently during former President Pranab Mukherjee’s term. However, one thing that will remain constant between the presidential shift is the amount of sugar that will be served at the table. Both Kovind and Mukherjee are not big fans of sweets so desserts will not be a part of the menu in the current term either.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan Kitchen Goes Green For President Ram Nath KovindImage: The Huffington Post India

Given his run as Governor in Bihar, it also does not come as a surprise that litti-chokha will be frequent company at the dinner table.

An executive chef runs the president’s kitchen and the President can bring his own cook too. And on the occasion of state banquets, chefs from hotels such as ITC or Taj are invited to help out.

Meanwhile, there is no news on whether the subway inside Rashtrapati Bhavan will alter the selection of its sandwich ingredients.

Feature Image: The Independent