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The government of India has decided to popularise "khichdi" in global markets for commercial promotion.

During the World Food India conference, well-known chef Sanjeev Kapoor will attempt to create a world record by preparing 'Brand India Khichdi' using 800 kg of grains in a giant kadhai (wok).

Khichdi that’s prepared using ingredients like rice, moong beans, amaranth, jowar, bajra, barley and Indian spices is popular in many states including Odisha, Maharashtra Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

The home-cooked staple food symbolises India's great culture of unity in diversity, said Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal during a curtain raiser event for the conference.

"Khichdi is considered nutritious, healthiest food in India and it is eaten by poor and rich alike, irrespective of their class. It symbolises India's great culture of unity in diversity. So it has been selected as the brand of Indian food," Badal said. 

 The government has decided to propose Khichdi as the brand of food to be promoted, but with initial reports claiming that Kichdhi will be made national food, Twitter was full of reactions. The minister later clarified there was no 'national food' proposal.

And, there was the Malayali.