Pakistani taught US President Obama how to make
'kheema curry'

Learned the Subcontinent favourite at

Published Wednesday, January 02, 2013

There is more to US President Barack Obama than defying fiscal cliffs and
beating the odds to be a two-term president in the most difficult of
circumstances his country has ever seen.

There is his Pakistani room-mate
at Harvard. And the fact that Obama learnt to cook kheema curry from him and in
fact, now claims to be able to cook a very good version of the Indian-Pakistani
non-vegetarian staple.

India-born celebrity chef Vikas Khanna was quoted
by the
Hindustan Times
as saying, “Not many know that President Obama is not just a
foodie but a great cook himself.”

Khanna had cooked an Indian cuisine
dinner for the US President at a prestigious ceremony last year.

(Obama) called me and said, ‘Hey, you know what, I can also cook Indian food
very well! In fact, I am great at cooking keema curry. I learnt it from my
Pakistani roommate at the Harvard. You and I, let’s have a cook-off at the White
house’,” chef Khanna is quoted by the Indian news website as saying.