5 Things to know about Chef Vishnu Manohar who will Cook 7-tonne ‘halwa’ for Ram Lalla
5 Things to know about Chef Vishnu Manohar who will Cook 7-tonne ‘halwa’ for Ram Lalla

Nagpur-based Chef Vishnu Manohar, who holds nearly a dozen global records, will prepare 7 tonnes of 'Ram Halwa', at the consecration ceremony of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya on January 22. 

A giant 12-tonne cauldron will be used to achieve the record-breaking feat that will be distributed among 1.5 lakh devotees and other VIPs attending the religious event in the pilgrim town.

“The Ram Halwa’s preparation would take up to three hours. We plan to start around 6 AM. Then, we shall offer it to Lord Ram as part of the ‘bhog’. The bhog will then be distributed among the devotees at the temple and in the town through volunteers,” shared Manohar to IANS.

To prepare the 'Ram Halwa,' they will be using about 900 kg of suji, 1000 kg of ghee, 1000 kg of sugar, 1500-2000 litres of milk, 2000-2500 litres of water, 75 kg of cardamom powder, and 300 kg of almonds and raisins.

Here are 5 things to know about the famous chef who is blessed to cook the ‘Ram Halwa’ for the grand celebration: 

• Chef Manohar is honored to have The Limca Record for the “Longest Paratha” measuring 5 feet long & 5 feet wide & weighing 35 KgT
• He has also entered his name in the Book of World Records multiple times in the past. In 2022, he entered his name for the 12th time by preparing 75 dishes from 75 varieties of rice - a total of 375 kg of rice delicacies, completed in 285 minutes.
• Thirty-eight-year-old Manohar's previous "mega servings" include 7 tonnes of millets khichdi in Chandrapur, 6.5 tonnes of Gajanan Khichdi, 6 tonnes of Rambandhu Mahachivda in Nagpur, 5 tonnes of Samarsata mix vegetables bhaji (fry) in Nagpur, and many more.
• He is popular for his finger licking fusion dishes. His specialized Maharashtrian Tadka (Flavor) that he adds to his signature dishes is highly appreciated amongst food lover in Central India.
• Vishnu Manohar is an executive chef in Manohar Groups, Manohar Group are undeniable leader in professional catering services in Nagpur & Aurangabad from past 24 years.

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