Chefs attempt 12,000 kg veg biryani

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New Delhi, Mar 1 (UNI) Delhi's Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium was the venue of an attempt for a world record feat today when chefs attempted to cook the world's biggest vegetarian biryani.

The preprations had begun in the wee hours to cook 12,000 kg of biryani in a cauldron.

The effort are likely to pay dividends late tonight when the steaming hot biryani would be presented before experts from the Guiness Book of World Records.

The chefs had used 3000 kg of rice, 1200 liters of oil, 750 kg of curd and over a 100 kg of spices to prepare the signature north Indian dish.

A large portion of the world's biggest biryani would be 'donated' to orphanages in the city. ''Biryani is a dish with its roots in medivial history of India. Since, Delhi was the capital of most monarchs during this period, it is the ideal location for attempting the unique world record,'' said senior vice-president of Kohinoor Foods Ltd Bhushan Arora. ''Since, the company's top brass is a 'vegetarian', a vegetarian biryani was cooked. In fact it can be termed as 'pulao','' added Arora.

His company, in association with the Hindustan Times, had organised the event, inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit.

Till now, Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) holds the world record of preaparing the world's biggest chicken biryani weighing 15,000 kg in March, 2001.

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