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Meghalaya fries world’s largest "jalebi"
Correspondent, Shillong, Nov 2:
Published on 3 Nov. 2008 1:19 AM IST
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Meghalaya has found a place in the Limca Book of World Records for frying the world's largest jalebi ever. The state had entered its name into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2006 and 2007 for the largest Drums and Guitar ensemble. The 75-inch in diameter jalebi and weigh about 15 kg was fried by five cooks of local confectioner - Delhi Mistan Bhandar - which is celebrating its platinum year yesterday as part of the Meghalaya Tourism Development Forum Autumn festival. Five burners were put to good use to deep-fry the 'maida' flour batter in a pretzel shape. Jalebi is one of the most popular sweets in India and is served as the 'celebration sweet' of India. Meghalaya Tourism Minister, Conrad K Sangma and General Officer Commanding, 101 Area, Maj. Gen. K.L. Sethi, who were the adjudicators of the event, declared that Meghalaya set another world record for frying the largest jalebi. The jalebi was made of 3kg flour, 60kg ghee and 80kg syrup and fried by 20 people in a round frying pan of 76-inch diameter. The adjudicators said the new record would be communicated to the Limca Book of World Records authorities for official publication. "Meghalaya have made it again," Kailash Verma, a proud owner of Delhi Mistan Bhandar said. Former Meghalaya Home Minister and MTDF chairman RG Lyngdoh, the brainchild of the three world's record breaking in the state, said Meghalaya termed the new world as an affirmation of a people to make Meghalaya the sweetest place to live in. "Meghalaya is still a safe place for tourists and attractive place for investors despite the bomb blasts in neighbouring Assam," Sangma said.

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