Rather than having an elaborate spread, I settle down for one meal that will be very filling. We always get up hungry, so something that can be prepared quickly would always be preferred. What can be more filling than a one-pot-meal Bihari Kichdi ? This can be had as a breakfast as well. No harm. Did you know that it is customary to have Khichdi on every Saturday in Bihar ? I picked up this recipe solely based on this old adage. Actually the first line is the common saying. The second one is adapted from here.
The translation would be: Curd (yoghurt), Papad, ghee and achaar (pickle) are Khichdi's best friends and we keep saying this every Saturday. I kept reciting it like a three year old, the whole day and H, literally had to scold me for shutting my mouth. But who cares ? Cool, isn't it? I still can't stop smiling. I am controlling myself not to go on in another reciting spree because of this post. I read somewhere that the Hindus believed that this Kichdi will protect themselves from any ill effects due to "Shani", the planet Saturn. I was not able to find any substantial piece supporting this Saturday tradition. But Kichdi is widely eaten in Bihar in other occassions as well, mostly during winter and at Sankaranti celebration. Though khichdi is famous throughout the north, every region has its own variation. Other typical bihari breakfast are Dahi chura, litti chokka, sattu paratha etc... This recipe was adapted from this blog here.
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Satyendra Kumar says
In Bihar we eat Khichdi and aaloo ka chokha, Achar, Dahi, Ghee and Papad every Saturday and on Makar Sankranti Dinner. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!
Manish Kumar says
Today I wanted have Khichdi. Stumbled upon your blog and showed to my wife. Hopefully i wll love it.
Suma Gandlur says
Filling, yummy and colorful!
Padmajha PJ says
Lovely kichidi and its chaar yaar.And am now on the reciting spree 🙂
Sreevalli E says
Comforting & tasty dish & the write up is very informative.
Nalini's Kitchen says
Comforting yet easy to make one pot meal,my kind of comforting lunch...
Chef Mireille says
the perfect one pot meal
Priya Srinivasan says
Yeah i too read that khichi ka proverb!! Lovely spread there, i too make a quick one-pot meal especially on weekends, yes we wake up all hungry!!!
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
What an awesome kichdi song and a lovely kichdi to go with it 🙂 Looks super delicious Nisha!
Nivedhanams Sowmya says
enjoyed reading your post!!! and this healthy khichdi is so filling and delicious...
Jayanthi Padmanabhan says
Nice post.. enjoyed reading it. Khichdi looks real good
Archana Potdar says
I will love the char yaar and khichdi any day anytime. Delicious spread. Now I think today its going to be khichdi for dinner.
Harini-Jaya R says
Hey thats a good rhyme you coined! Healthy and comforting khichdi!
Such an awesome post Nisha, so nice reading about another kichidi..and reading about your childhood and how it is now..well times change huh?..:)
Priya Suresh says
Wat a comforting one pot meal na, i did the same and seriously we had a fantastic lunch with this nutritious khichdi.
Gayathri Kumar says
Yes I agree with you. This is a delicious one pot meal for saturday...
The Pumpkin Farm says
Nisha...you write so beautifully....loved yoru prep and the theme ..chaar yaar
Saraswathi Tharagaram says
Healthy and nutritious combo and you presented very well..
vaishali sabnani says
Your post title made me curious and it made me smile on reading. .what a beautiful post.loved it..so did I love this khicdi..and I live the kicdi ke yaar also...super ..Nisha:))
Khichdi is a perfect brunch for a lazy Sunday morning.
Sapana Behl says
Khichdi looks so delicious and healthy !
Varadas Kitchen says
That is a lovely brunch you have put together. Khichdi looks great.
Pavani N says
Now I'm singing your khichdi song and Disha started clapping & dancing 🙂
That is a very healthy & nutritious combo. Will try it some time.