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.
This post falls under the Bihar state of North east India. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 39