Indian Khichdi all set to enter Guinness Book Of World Records. India on Saturday became eligible to get entry into Guinness Book of World Records by steam-cooking 918-kg “khichdi, a traditional multi-grain dish dominated by rice and dal, live in a giant stainless steel wok (Kadhai) with a diameter of seven feet. “I am happy to announce that this (khichdi) wins the Guinness World title weighing 918 kg,” Guinness World Records’ project manager Paulina Sapinska said at the event held on the second day of the World Food India 2017 at India Gate. She, however, mentioned, “We are still waiting for a few pieces of evidence for making the final entry.”Notably, against the minimum eligibility requirement to create a world record of cooking 500 kg, a team of cooks led by chef Sanjeev Kapoor broke their own set target of 800 kg. The entire process could be completed by using a crane to lift and weigh the container in the presence of hundreds of live media cameras as well as dignitaries assembled from across the globe, including Denmark Food Minister Esben Lunde Larsen. “We used khichdi to create a world record to show that our cuisines may be diverse, but we have one commonality,” said Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who not only supervised the whole event but was also seen enthusiastically participating in the task of getting the wok, gross;y 1,250 weighed with the help of a huge crane.Speaking about the dish prepared using multi-grains like rice, pulses, coarse cereals and vegetables, Yog Guru Baba Ramdev said, “Khichdi is a healthy super food. It is a solution to those depending on food supplements. It is rich with all nutrition. “Promoting khichdi as a ‘Brand India food is a good step towards promoting healthy super food not only domestically but also in the international market,” he added. Though the cooking job was all handled by Kapoor and his team, the final tadka to the dish was made by Baba Ramdev as he didn’t forget giving credit to Patanjali ghee. In his speech from the stage, where was thanking all major brand owners whose products were used in cooking the Khichdi, the Yog Guru categorically Said, “It’s healthy, complete, Satvik and nutritious. Indian masalas and Patanjali Ghee makes it delicious.”As the event was held on Gurpurab, the Union minister announced that the khichdi would be distributed to orphans by Akshaya Patra Foundation and Gurdwara Langar teams to about 60,000 people.
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