India enters Guinness World Record by cooking 918 kg khichdi dish

A team of 50 chefs led by Sanjeev Kapoor cooked 918kg khichdi at the World Food India event in an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records.

Published: 04th November 2017 04:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2017 07:15 PM   |  A+A-

Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal along with Sadhvi Jiranjan Jyoti MoS for Food Processing and Swami Ramdev cooking 'Khichdi' in a giant wok at the World Food India 2017 festival in New Delhi.|PTI

Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal along with Sadhvi Jiranjan Jyoti MoS for Food Processing and Swami Ramdev cooking 'Khichdi' in a giant wok at the World Food India 2017 festival in New Delhi.|PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: A team of 50 chefs in a government-led initiative on Saturday created a world record by cooking 918 kg "khichdi" live at the World Food India 2017 event here.

According to the organisers, their attempt to prepare Brand India khichdi using 800 kg of grains has entered the Guinness World Records.

Before the official announcement of the record, famous chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who led the team, said the khichdi preparation in the big "kadhai" (wok) using steam had started from Friday night and he was confident of the record. 

Multi-grains such as rice, bajra, ans ragi, as well as pulses, vegetables and spices were used in the khichdi. 

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal were among those participating in the event and they added "tadka" to the India's traditional staple food.

Ramdev said khichdi was a nutritious food and it had all necessary vitamins, while Badal said khichdi was a special food item since everyone in India would eat it.

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