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.