Thursday, January 26, 2012

Updated: Khana Khazana to offer Indian cuisine Jan. 27

HOUGHTON -- Indian graduate student Abhinav Sharma will cook tasty dishes from his homeland for Khana Khazana (food treasure) on Friday, Jan. 27, at Michigan Tech's Memorial Union Food Court.

The ethnic lunch cooked weekly by international students will feature Jabalpuri alu bonde, which is fried spiced mashed potato balls; tawa pulao, a street-food favorite in Mumbai, combining spicy and aromatic rice and vegetables; chicken jalfrezi, a Chinese and Pakastani recipe; and paneer kofta, cheese-stuffed balls in a sweet and spicy sauce.

A full lunch, including a beverage, costs $6. Individual entrees are available for $2 each. The lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Khana Khazana is a collaborative effort of international students and Michigan Tech Dining Services. It is open to the community as well as the campus.

Khana Khazana in the news!

The fame of Khana Khazana is spreading! It is mentioned in an article titled "Dressing Up the Dining Hall" about unusual campus food at colleges and universities. The first of three programs featured is Michigan Tech's Khana Khazana! The article has appeared in Metro newspapers in New York, Boston and Philadelphia.*

"Kudos to the team of Khana Khazana and all other people who have worked so hard to take Khana Khazana to such heights," says Sahil Thakkar, the Indian student who cooked the first Khana Khazana meal in January 2010. "When we started this program, it was a staff of just five people and none of us had ever expected that Khana Khazana would reach to such heights. Once again, I would like to congratulate all the people who are part of Khana Khazana and as well as those who have always supported Khana Khazana. You guys made me feel proud for starting this program."*

*Editor's Note: Click here to read the article. The Metro newspapers article mentions that Michigan Tech's Khana Khazana started as a fundraiser for Haitian relief. See our Jan. 29, 2010 article on the first of these international lunches.

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