Khichdi to be promoted as brand India food at World Food India
Khichdi, a traditional Indian dish will be promoted as -'brand India food-' during the the World Food India 2017. In a bid to create Guinness World...
Khichdi, a traditional Indian dish will be promoted as 'brand India food' during the the World Food India 2017.
In a bid to create Guinness World Record, 800 kg Khichdi will be prepared at the event. The cooked Khichdi will be distributed to about 60,000 orphan children as well as guests present at the event.
Renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who has been roped in as brand ambassador of the Great India Food Street for the three-day event, will lead the show with the help of over 50 people.
Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Harsmirat Kaur Badal stated that the ministry named the dish as a representative of Indian cuisine as it is relished by people from all economic backgrounds across the country. Badal also stated that the ministry now aims to market khichdi and introduce it to the rest of the world. The Union Minister posted a tweet on Tuesday, inviting people to come to the event, which will be inaugurated by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
Allthough, Khichdi is the wonder staple food of India and is considered the healthiest prepared food and it is being eaten across length and breadth of India by rich and poor,"
Here is how people on Twitter reacted:
Do people in India really eat Khichdi? I haven’t seen it even in a hotel menu. #Khichdi— Rijoy (@iamrijoy) November 1, 2017
we are the country who makes veg-biryani. Ppl eat anything in the name of biryani.and here we have khichdi.. ever heard of CHICKEN-KHICHDI?— Amar Sharma (@amarsharma123) November 1, 2017
It had to be Biryani.— Navin Verma (@BihariEngineer) November 1, 2017
While a demand was made to declare Khichdi as the national food, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal tweeted clarifying that khichdi is just a record entry at the World Food India event.
Enough Khichdi cooked up on a fictitious 'National Dish’. It has only been put for a record entry in #WorldFoodIndia.— Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) November 1, 2017