Fresh from the controversy and debate of Khichdi being named India’s national food, nearly two dozen people have come together to set a new world record.
The khichdi was prepared by renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor at the World Food India event in a bid to create world record and popularise it as brand India food globally.
Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev were among those participated in the event.
A giant frying pan of the capacity of 1,000 litres and 7 feet in diameter was used for slow steam-cooking of more than 800 kg khichdi.
The cooked khichdi will then be distributed to about 60,000 orphan children as well as guests present at the event. The khichdi will also be distributed to the Heads of Foreign Missions in India with a copy of its recipe.
The choice of the humble dish had sparked a large debate in India, with many feeling it was a food that many take when they are sick.
However, the Food Processing Ministry, led by Harsimrat Kaur Badal, later clarified that there was no plan to name Khichdi as National Dish’, but it was only been put for a record entry in World Food India.