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World record attempted with 800 kg 'Khichdi' in New Delhi

New Delhi: The World Food India event is being held at the India Gate Lawns in New Delhi. More than 800 kg of khichdi, was cooked by more than two dozen people on Saturday in an attempt to enter Guinness World Records at the fair. Further, night long preparations to prepare the dish were supervised by the renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor.

The dish was cooked in a 1000-litre wok and 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.

Attendees at the event include Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Union minister of food processing industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

'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.

More than 40 countries and 27 states governments are participating in the exhibition, being organised in association with industry body CII.

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