918kg Brand India ‘khichdi’ enters Guinness World Records

The attempt to prepare Brand India khichdi using 800 kg of grains has entered the Guinness World Records. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Baba Ramdev and Yoga guru Baba Ramdev were part of this event.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 4, 2017 8:38 pm
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Creating a world record, a team of 50 chefs cooked 918 kg “khichdi” live at the World Food India 2017 event – a government-led initiative – on Saturday in New Delhi. 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. The khichdi has been made using ingredients from different states in India. It was cooked in a giant wok that has a capacity of more than 1000 litres. The cooked khichdi will also be part of a noble cause as it is to be distributed to underprivileged kids.

With IANS inputs

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  1. W
    Nov 4, 2017 at 7:05 pm
    Why get into all these useless "World" records? What next? The world's biggest Naan, Dosa, rumali roti? How about vying for the World's cleanest cities, or villages, or healthiest children? Now, that takes a lot of hard work...let is go back to making a khichdi of everything.
    1. A
      Nov 4, 2017 at 6:46 pm
      This is RSS consipiracy...Khichadi is hindu dish....why not they made biryani ? ....musl ims are alwasy suffering in india... Biryani should have been made we are very deeply hurt by this khichadi and RSS behind it....we will agitate....we have forme d group AL-BIRYANI to counter RSS.....make Biryani a national dish or we will not vote for congress.