Nagpur’s popular chef and owner of famous Vishnuji Ki Rasoi Vishnu Manohar prepared 1400 kg Sabudana Khichdi for Sai Baba devotees a program on Thursday. The programme was organised by ‘Sri Sai Bhakt Sai Sevak Parivar Vidarbha’ and ‘Sai Palkhi Parivar Vidarbha,’ behind Sai Baba Temple at Wardha Road, for all Sai Baba devotees. Around 20, 000 people attended the programme and sought blessings of the saint.
The above two organising groups brought the original Paduka of Sai Baba from Shirdi and today after all the rituals left for Shirdi with the Paduka. The devotees would reach Shirdi on the coming Ram Navmi. During the event, Nagpur Mayor Sandip Joshi and former Guardian Minister of Nagpur Chandrashekhar Bawankule were also seen relishing the taste of Sabudana Khichdi.
Speaking to Nation Next, Vishnu Manohar said, “I had fun preparing the Sabudana Khichdi today. Honestly, it was comparatively easy to prepare it because similarly I’d prepared 3,000 and 5,000 kgs of khichdi in the past. But yes, for sabudana khichdi we had to ensure the sabudana was soaked perfectly. Initially, we were supposed to make 1100 kgs of khichdi but because of the increase in the weight of soaked sabudana, the khichdi then rose to 1400kgs.