India sets Guinness World Record by cooking 918 kg khichdi

Nov 6, 2017 09:50 IST
India sets Guinness World Record by cooking 918 kg khichdi

India on 4 November 2017 achieved a Guinness World Record by cooking 918 Kgs of Khichdi at the India Gate Lawns, New Delhi during the ongoing World Food India event.

The world-record ceremony was attended by Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimart Kaur Badal and Patanjali Group founder Baba Ramdev. The Khichdi was distributed among foreign ambassadors and other dignitaries who were present at the world-record moment.

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Key Highlights
• The Khichdi was prepared by a team of 50 people using a 1000 litres stainless steel giant wok (kadhai) in a bid to promote Indian ingredients and cuisine.
• The team was led by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, the brand ambassador of The Great Indian Food Street and NGO Akshaya Patra.
• Other leading chefs including Imtiaz Qureshi, Ranveer Brar, Sudhir Sibal, Rakesh Sethi, Akshay Nayyar and Satish Gowda also helped in cooking the dish.
• This largest serving of Khichdi was made by using Indian ingredients such as rice, moong beans, amaranth, jowar, bajra and Indian spices to make it nutritious and high in protein.
• This mega khichdi preparation was part of the ‘Great Indian Food Street’ at World Food India event that features traditional food from more than 20 states.
• It took around three months of planning and multiple trials to cook over 800 kgs of Khichdi in one go.
• A giant kadhai of the capacity of 1000 litres and 7 feet in diameter was specially designed for this event.

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