Do you want nan or rotti with that?

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  1. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    NEW DELHI (AFP) - Sixty Indian chefs on Saturday cooked a rice dish weighing 13-tonne (28,600 pounds) in a bid to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, organisers said.


    Three cranes dumped 3,000 kilos of Basmati rice, 85 kilos of chilli peppers, 1,200 litres of oil and 3,650 kilos of vegetables into a giant vat at a New Delhi sports stadium in the presence of a Guinness observer.

    The steel vat was mounted on a three-foot high furnace while the chefs clad in fire-resistant outfits perched on a platform to stir the biryani -- one of South Asia's most popular dishes -- with oar-like ladles.

    The cooks threw "a pinch of salt" weighing 86 kilos into the 16-foot (4.87-metre) deep steel vat, organiser Gurnam Arora said.

    The sponsors used a hose to pour 6,000 litres of water into the vat and sprinkled 10 kilos of exotic spices and aromatic condiments to prepare the tangy biryani, Arora said.

    "This is a great activity to revive the feasting and celebration tradition associated with biryani in India," New Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit said.

    Kaoru Ishikawa, a records manager from the British-based Guinness Book of World Records who was on hand for the 10-hour cooking session, said: "I'm here to certify them for preparing the world's largest biryani weighing around 13,000 kilograms," Ishikawa told AFP. Official recognition of the record is expected later in the year.

    The dish would be divided and trucked to city orphanages once Ishikawa certified the weighing of the cooked biryani, garnished with carrots and 750 kilos of creamy yogurt, Arora said.

    "This event is a one-of-a-kind endeavour unmatched by any other past culinary activity," Arora said to the cheers of hundreds of spectators.

    Currently, there is no listing for the largest biriyani in the Guinness Book of World Records, Arora said.

    Indian chefs aim for record with 13-tonne biryani - Yahoo! News UK
  2. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    One would need a helluva lot of lager to wash that down with
  3. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    LOL! I would think a couple of tanker loads would do!

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  4. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Good to see the food didn't go to waste but I was slightly concerned by the 85 kilos of chilli peppers.
  5. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    Thats how Jhnny Cash could the title of his smash hit "Burning Ring of Fire" after eating two vindaloos one after the other!

    Put the toilet paper in the freezer, I might need it in the morning!
  6. gumalangi

    gumalangi New Member

    i preffer prata,..
  7. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Is the prata stuffed like the Indian paratha is sometimes?
  8. gumalangi

    gumalangi New Member

    prata is basically, a fried dough,. served with various curries,.. it is like rotti or nan,. or even pitta,. all about the same,.. :)

    it is perhaps murtaba,. a fried dough filled with various spices, veggies,. and sometimes meats,..
  9. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    The Singaporean prata and the Indian paratha seem to be basically the same thing - fried dough (basically a thicker roti/chapatti).

    In our home, we never stuffed the paratha (it was nice enough on its own with a curry :) ) but in every Indian restaurant in Britain they always seem to be stuffed with meat or fruit/nuts (yuk).
  10. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    This paratha is stuffed...
  11. gumalangi

    gumalangi New Member

    then perhaps it is murtaba...
  12. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    This is driving me mad!:frusty: I got something similar, deep fried dough, in a Brazilian buffet in my home town! It was provided with the pork stew that they were serving up!

    But now it has changed to a Italian place! But now we can have deep fried pizza in batter!
  13. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Mmm, healthy!

    I'm looking forward to taking Spidge to our local Thai restaurant this week. Gang Masaman Curry...sigh.
  14. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    At a recent football match between Glasgow Rangers and a italian side at Ibrox. Rangers fans were heard chanting "We're going to deep fry your pizzas" at italian fans!
  15. Diptangshu

    Diptangshu Active Member

    Well .. though its pretty old, however still could be served-since I'm keeping it hot to serve here this ev'ning ... lol

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