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On September 8th, over 150 cooks in Tashkent will team up to make the world's largest pot of plov.

In Olmaliq, Tashkent region, on the initiative of Milliy TV channel, a giant portion of plov was cooked. The weight of the record dish, fixed by experts, was more than 6 tons. 

It was a rehearsal for cooking the world’s gigantic plov. The official attempt to set a world record and make it into the Guinness World Records will be held on September 8 within the Festival of Traditional Culture ‘O’zbegim’ that is timed to the first anniversary of Milliy TV channel.


Plov was prepared in a cauldron with a diameter of 4.2 meters and a volume of almost 8 thousand liters, specially cast for this event at the Olmaliq Mining and Metallurgical Combine. The total weight of cauldron was 7070 kg, the depth is 1 meter. The fireplace weighed almost 3 tons. 

For the preparation of plov, plenty of products were used. In particular, beef meat - 826 kg, lamb - 825.5 kg, lamb fat - 195 kg and, most importantly, 1,650 kg of rice. There were also used 2.4 kg of carrots, 185 kg of onions, 350 liters of vegetable oil, 480 kg of salt. All this was seasoned with 4.5 kg of cumin, 165 kg of barberry, 90 kg of peas, 3 kg of black pepper. 

More than 50 famous plov chefs from all over Uzbekistan gathered to cook this plov. The dish was stirred with skimmers of a length of more than 2 meters. 
The plov was served among the guests of the event and more than 22 thousand Olmaliq residents. 

In total, 150 people of different professions worked on the organization and preparation of the event for day and night.