India sets Guinness world record by cooking 918 kg of khichdi
New Delhi: India set a Guinness world record on Saturday by cooking 918 kg of khichdi at the ongoing global food event organised by the government in the capital.
A team of 50 people, led by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor and NGO Akshaya Patra, supervised the night-long preparations and yoga guru Ramdev Baba put crowning ‘tadka’ in the dish at the World India Food event. Khichdi was steam-cooked in a giant wok, which alone weighed 343 kg. The dish was prepared using multi-grains like rice, pulses, coarse cereals and vegetables.
“We are still waiting for a few pieces of evidence. For the time being, 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.
The minimum requirement to create a world record was 500 kg. The cooked dish, however, weighed more than the target of around 800 kg set by Kapoor.
Other leading chefs, including Imtiaz Qureshi, Ranveer Brar, Sudhir Sibal, Rakesh Sethi, Akshay Nayyar, Satish Gowda too helped in the preparing the dish.
“Khichdi is a healthy and superfood. It is a solution to those depending on food supplements. It is rich with all nutrition,” Ramdev Baba said. Promoting khichdi as a ‘Brand India’ food is a good step towards promoting healthy superfood not only in the domestic but also in the international market, he added.