A team of 50 chefs in a government-led programme on Saturday created a world record by preparing 918 kg of ‘khichdi’ live at World Food India 2017 even in New Delhi. The team was led by renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor.
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.
Earlier this week, Khichdi stirred a storm on Twitter as a rumour was circulated that it was going to be named as the National food of India. Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal cleared the air by tweeting on her official account.
(With IANS Inputs)