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Taste of Tamil Nadu: Will and Kate make a delicious dosa and eat it too

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, on Monday tried their hand at preparing a dosa and were successful in their maiden attempt at preparing the famous south Indian staple.

Taste of Tamil Nadu: Will and Kate make a delicious dosa and eat it too
A tongue-in-cheek look at the conversation that might have taken place


Prince William poured the batter onto a machine invented by Bengaluru-based start-up Dosamatic and Kate Middleton pushed some buttons. Within a minute, the crisp dosa rolled out of it. Prince William took a small bite and said, “Namaste Mumbai! Thank you for the dosa experience. It is going to be more filling next time.” 

According to those in the know, it was a departure from the normal practice of British Royalty avoiding to consume food publicly. After eating the small portion of the snack, Dosamatic’s chief executive Eshwar K Vikas told him that the dosa is very similar to the crepe pancakes which are consumed in Britain. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, seemed to be the more curious and asked many questions about the machine and the process.

Vikas said the machine will soon be introduced for residential use and added that his three-year-old company already serves hotels and corporate clients with a bigger version of the same machine. He said 500 of the bigger machines are already in force in the market and the Indian Angel Network-backed company is currently looking to raise funds to launch the residential machine which will cost Rs 12,500.   

Impressed with Indian innovations, Prince William said entrepreneurs have a major role to play as the country is home to a sixth of the world population. “Being here, it is clear that India is leading the way in so many areas of innovation and technology,” he told an audience comprising entrepreneurs and venture capitalists at a special event here. 

“Your ability to innovate is not just a good news for India, but a great news for the world. With one-sixth of the world’s population, young innovators like you must play a major role,” said William, who was accompanied by his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

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