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Dilli ke 3 Bhukkad: DU pass outs bring back food competition culture

The trend of competitive eating which started in 1970s in America has come to Delhi with Dilli ke 3 Bhukkad engaging Delhiites in food competitions. They make the participants try new cuisines as they try to finish the dish in the least possible time.

delhi Updated: Jul 01, 2016 18:39 IST
Disha Jaggi
Members of Dilli Ke 3 Bhukkad - Divyam Kukreja, Karan Bhuttani and Nitish Arora.
Members of Dilli Ke 3 Bhukkad - Divyam Kukreja, Karan Bhuttani and Nitish Arora.

Are food snaps uploaded by your friends on their social network accounts resurrect the foodie in you? While you might be holding on to your temptation towards calories, there are three Delhiites who have made it a point to prod your desires further.

A pizza-eating competition in progress.

Dilli Ke 3 Bhukkad (DK3B) is a group of three Delhi University graduates - Divyam Kukreja, Karan Bhuttani and Nitish Arora, who have taken it upon themselves to ensure that a Delhiites’ hunger pangs lead to experiments in food tasting. Through competitions, the three make people eat different cuisines, which they otherwise would not try.

”Hunger is not just craving for food. It is the hunger for life. And it’s the hunger to stride something bigger in life that made us come up with the concept of competitive eating,” says Arora aka Lala adding, “Bhukkad to us means people who have this hunger to live the life they dream of.”

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These three graduates of Maharaja Agrasen College feel that food snaps always raise the temptation for trying. And though speed-eating is a sport, it only allows the participants to win as they eat more. “We want to promote the Bhukkad culture all around Delhi and aim to spread it throughout India,” says Kukreja aka DK.

Delhiites participate in one of the speed eating competitions organised by the group.

They started their journey with the competition ’Shehenshah-E-Golgappa’ for Delhiites who can’t imagine a world without golgappas. For those who aren’t aware of the lesser known Lebanese cuisine, DK3B conducted a competition ’Man vs Manoushe’ where participants gorged on the two feet long manoushe (Lebanese pizza) in the least possible time. They have even organised a foodie hunt, which had three rounds including a food quiz, a round to source for free random things mentioned on chits and a relay race where each teammate had to finish one food item before the next partner can start.

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Apart from these competitions, DK3B also conducted a food walk Nizam Se Nawab Tak — all the way from Delhi to Lucknow. Bhuttani says, “13 Delhiites accompanied us for one and a half days to try 36 different traditional Lucknowi dishes. We also conducted a thandai-drinking competition and people registered on-the-spot to be part of it.”

For those who have started salivating by now, check out their Facebook page and register online for the next food competition by these bhukkads!