New Delhi: India entered the Guinness Book of World Records for making ‘largest serving of rice and beans’ after preparing 918 kgs of Khichdi in New Delhi.
A proud moment for India as #Kichidi enters the @GWR! #WorldFoodIndia #FoodStreet @SanjeevKapoor @ChefKunalKapur pic.twitter.com/VJ5XrIswUp
— World Food India (@worldfoodindia) November 4, 2017
Earlier in the day, the 918 Kgs of Khichdi with ‘tadka’ by Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was distributed among the 10,000 under-privileged families in Delhi.
Ramdev used Patanjali products, 500 gram of cumin seeds, 25 Kgs of Ghee and 1 Kg of turmeric, for the ‘tadka’.
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The rice and lentils dish was prepared by renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor at the World Food India 2017. The event was organized by the Ministry of Food at the India Gate lawns.
“The Khichdi prepared today will be distributed to about 8,000 to 10,000 poor families in every corner of Delhi. Khichdi is an underrated food, and super grains brought from all over the nation are used to prepare dish,” Union Minister of Food Processing, Harsimrat Kaur Badal said before the distribution.
Ramdev also highlighted hunger and malnutrition as two major issues that see high number of deaths every year, adding that Patanjali is the first national company to invest Rs. 10,000 crore in this cause.
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Famous chefs Imtiaz Qureshi and Ranbir Brar also gave their contribution to the preparation of the Khichdi.
The mega khichdi preparation was part of the Great Indian Food Street at the global event that features traditional food from more than 20 states.