**New Delhi**: As media houses reported about the buzz of ‘khichdi’ to be declared as the national food, the twitterati exploded over it giving strange and funny reactions on this decision. To clear up the confusion, the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal clarified that Khichdi wont be named as the national food and it was just to be promoted as “Brand India nourishment” at an occasion in Delhi on November 4 called World Food India.
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
The confusion arose as there were reports pouring in regarding the preparation of 800 kg of Khichdi on Nov 4 in a mega event organised by the Ministry of Food Processing, and it would be prepared by renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor.
At the curtain raiser event, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal told reporters, “Khichdi is the wonder staple food of India and is considered the healthiest prepared food in India and it is being eaten across length and breadth of India by rich and poor.” It was enough to arouse the confusion which was followed by a series of hilarious tweets.
If Khichdi is being accorded the status of National Food, then Ghee, Dahi, Papad and Achaar should immediately be declared National Friends. pic.twitter.com/bLX842WL1S
— Roflindian (@Roflindian) November 1, 2017
— Arvind Kejriwal (@TroluKejri) November 1, 2017
The economy is sick, so #Khichdi as national dish is apt !!
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) November 1, 2017
So, I made khichdi for lunch today. Do I eat it while playing the national anthem in the background & watching national bird on national TV?
— Cherry Dimple (@shailimore) November 2, 2017
Why not make “shud desi gobar of gau mata” national food?
— Ambedkar’s Caravan (@AmbedkarCaravan) November 1, 2017
Stop laughing! Pls go protect a cow, sing national song & eat #khichdi before u open your mouth. Or else u r an anti National.
— Arnab Gaswami (@ArnabGiOffice) November 3, 2017
If you aren’t allowed to eat the National bird/animal/song, you mustn’t be allowed to eat the National food either. Say no to khichdi.
— Moon (@moonsez) November 2, 2017
News of Khichdi being declared the national dish going viral only goes to show how jobless the rumour mongers have become! Get a life, guys!
— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) November 1, 2017