New Delhi, March 2 : A team of over 20 chefs in the national capital has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for cooking a Biryani, a fried rice dish, weighing 14,000 kilogram.
Prepared in a large vessel on a low flame on Saturday, the chefs took nine-hours to complete the veg-Biryani.
Three thousand kilograms of rice, 1,200 litres of oil and 6,000 liters of water apart from a large quantity of vegetables and spices were used on Saturday to prepare the delicacy.
Organised by a leading Indian rice exporter in collaboration with a media conglomerate, the record-making event attracted a turnout of a volley of onlookers who thronged the venue to witness the mega cooking spectacle.
"We are all feeling very great about it. It will make our country as well as Delhi proud," said Gurnam Arora, the Joint Managing Director of Kohinoor Foods, one of the organisers.
Once prepared, the Biryani stood the test true to its fame, as it tickled the taste buds of food enthusiasts.
"It was really nice, the Biryani (rice delicacy) was really yummy. It had all the things (ingredients) in it," said Akshila, one of the visitors at the venue.
The Biryani was later distributed amongst the orphans and destitute of the city.
Representatives from Guinness Book of World Records were present to adjudicate the event that broke the previously enlisted record of 8, 000 kilograms of rice dish.