Indian cuisine has long been the no.1 food option of touring tennis pros like Maria Sharapova. So much so that London’s Wimbledon area, where a fair section of the players stay for the duration of the championships, has a wide smattering of restaurants offering — kurmas and butter masalas. American young gun Sloane Stephens, seeded 17 in the women’s draw, pointed at the pricey neighborhood diner Rajdoot as her top pick.
“Normally, I have chicken tikka masala, but the last two nights I’ve had chicken kurma. It’s spicy, and really good. I eat there every night,” she said.
Maria Sharapova says, she loves Indian dosai as well.
When she was in New Delhi in November 20 11: She didn’t forget to talk of the dosai (pancake made from the batter of rice and black lentils).
“I arrived last night and asked the chef what should I try of the Indian food. I had a dosa which tasted
really nice. I wanted to have this great Indian experience. There is so much energy in the city, I have been
in some quiet areas recently, resting. I really like the culture and people. You all have been really
welcoming.” Sharapova promised to return to India soon and visit the Taj Mahal.