The target was 800 kg. Ultimately, the world record has been set for the international food festival in Delhi by cooked up 918 kg khichdi today. Recognition received from Guinness Book of World Records. In the next step, the Narendra Modi government has planned to popularize India’s this ‘Super Food’ in the whole world.
The giant wok in which khichdi had been cooked was weighed at 1,262kg. Out of this, the wok itself was estimated to weigh around 300kg.However, officials from Guinness World Records were yet to ascertain if a record had been made.
The night-long preparations to make the dish were supervised by chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev put the crowning ‘tadka’ in the dish after it was cooked in a 1000-litre wok before an audience comprising ministers, delegates, ambassadors and foodies.
The dish was prepared with nutritious ingredients from diverse parts of the country. Rice, moong dal, bajra, jowar and Indian spices will be steam-cooked for the preparation before it is served to the audience on Saturday.
“A portion of the khichdi will also be packed and sent to all the heads of foreign missions in India, along with the recipe,” said a person involved in the cooking. The mega khichdi preparation is part of the ‘Great Indian Food Street’ at the festival that features street food from 20 states. The wok, put up on a concrete stand, was the centre of attraction among those who visited the festival on Friday.
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