Ludhiana, August 14, 2019: The world’s biggest thali of 96 inches diameter with 270 dishes of all 28 states and union territories of India was displayed on the eve of Independence Day and was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Aggarwal.
The event “Atulniya Bharat” was a celebration of Uniting India’s cuisine and tourism, where the Hospitality and Tourism department made various dishes like veg. Hyderabadi Biryani from Andhra Pradesh, Ngatok ( fish curry ) from Arunachal Pradesh, Kamolar Kheer from Assam, Prawn Balchao from Goa, Undhiyu from Gujarat, Gustaba from Jammu and Kashmir, Mysore Pak from Karnataka and many more.
The event was also graced by the presence of Commanding Officer Sudesh Kumar Drall, Chef Paramjit, the Executive Chef from Keys Hotel, Chef Varinder Rana from Chef Association of Five Rivers, Chef Hitesh Arora from Kipps and Celebrity Chef Neelu Kaura, Owner of Chef Kala.
Anirban Gupta, Dean, PCTE-IHM, said that it took 1 year of research to make the world’s biggest thali. He also added by saying that the ingredient were brought with the help of networking process via train and buses and PCTE alumni residing in different states helped in making it possible, ingredients like prawn were purchased from Orissa, Balasore Katla fish from Kolkata, Chettinad Masala from Chennai etc.
Dr.KNS Kang, Director General, PCTE Group of Institutes, congratulated the entire team of hotel management and said that PCTE has always emphasized on giving practical exposure to the students and activities like these help to bring out the best out of the students which not only help the students academically but in future as well.