As the royal couple continue on their journey across India, day two saw Prince William using his culinary skills to try his hand at making Indian pancake 'dosa' in Mumbai. The Duke of Cambridge attempted to make the dosa using DosaMatic –an automatic dosa-making device.
Prince William was first shown a demonstration of how to make dosa, after which the Duke of Cambridge bravely poured on the batter into the device and waited for it to cook. He even tasted the cooked pancake and remarked "not bad", however the Duchess was not tempted to try.
Following the dosa-making trial, the device's inventor and chief executive of Mukunda Foods, Eshwar Vikas told reporters: "The Duke said he would love to have the machine in his palace." Prince William also went behind the wheel of a racing car simulator on 11 April while meeting with entrepreneurs and officials from Mahindra Racing –manufacturers of Formula One-style electric cars.
The royal couple departed for New Delhi after launching an awards programme for Indian startups titled 'Tech Rocketship Awards'. "Catherine and I are very impressed by the energy and ideas we have just seen. Being here today [11 April], it is clear that India is leading the way in so many areas of innovation and technology," said Prince William after walking onto the stage and saying "Namaste Mumbai" with his hands together, reported France24 News. "Your ability to innovate is not just good news for India but it's great news for the world. With one sixth of the world's population, young innovators like you must play a major role."
The royal couple also met with their self-proclaimed biggest Indian fan -93-year-old Boman Kohinoor, owner of a very famous Parsi café in Mumbai who has giant cardboard cutouts of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Kohinoor's dream came true on 10 April when the royal couple met him. "TRH [their royal highnesses] were very touched and invited him [Kohinoor] to their hotel before last night's charity gala," tweeted Kensington Palace. Kohinoor had started a campaign over social media using the hashtag #WillKateMeetMe in a bid to meet the royals.