Team India Orders Butter Chicken, Rice for Lunch on Australia Tour

Only mild curries such as butter chicken are on Team India's menu card, with clear instruction of "no spicy foods" written in large, red letters. India play their first Test at Brisbane from December 4.

Updated: November 20, 2014 09:43 IST
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India Australia Tour 2014 Diet
Served! A list of nutritional items for the Indian team has been sent to Australia. A number of hygiene checks have also been requested at every place where the players will be staying during the long-drawn tour.


Struggling to improve their Test record overseas, Team India wants all the 'spicy' action away from the dressing room as the first Test versus Australia starts in Brisbane on December 4. The Indian team is taking along a special chef to ensure that the runs and taste buds keep ticking during the four-match series.

According to a report in, the Indians have sent a long list of nutritional requirements that includes 'mild curries' such as butter chicken and have given the quintessential instruction of "No spicy foods" in large, red font.

Considering that several Indian players are vegetarians, the Indians have ordered a balanced and elaborate all-day venue menu including chicken, roast lamb, smoked salmon, low-fat cheese and snacks such as raw nuts, muffins, energy bars and cookies.

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