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World Food India 2017: The 800 Kgs of Khichdi distributed amongst poor

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 November 2017, 17:03 IST

The 800 Kgs of Khichdi with 'tadka' by Baba Ramdev has been distributed among the 10,000 under-privilegded families in Delhi.

The Yoga Guru used Patanjali products, 500 gram of cumin seeds, 25 Kgs of Ghee and 1 Kg of turmeric, for the 'tadka'.

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 have been brought from all over the nation are inside this khichdi," Union Minister of Food Processing, Harsimrat Kaur Badal said before the distribution.

Speaking about the 800 Kg dish, which is set to make a Guinness World Records, Patanjali's founder Swami Ramdev said "Khichdi is getting recognition on a global level. A world record of making, cooking and eating is being created through this event."

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.

Famous chefs Imtiaz Qureshi and Ranbir Brar also gave their contribution to the preparation of the Khichdi. 


First published: 4 November 2017, 17:03 IST