Few facts of Khichadi (The Indian Food)

Khichadi is the most popular food in India. There are many variants of Khichadi according to the region and their regional name. Khichadi means a mix of two are more things, same Khichadi food made from rice and pulses(Dal). The Khichadi ingredients are rice, pulses, and spices.

Five Common facts of Khichadi:-

(1) Khichadi is the Indian popular food for both poor and rich people.
(2) It is easy to cook as fast food, takes maximum 15-20 minute.
(3) Khichadi is healthy food for all as well as patients.
(4) Khichadi is also considered as a baby food.
(5) Medically proven it is light and nutritious food (balanced in carbs and proteins) and digest easily.

Scientific facts of Khichadi/MakarSankranti:-

Khichadi a special day food after MakarSankranti pooja(worship), the basic scientific reason that day the sun transit into the Capricorn line and moves toward the Equator line. This is the first day when longer days start after the end of the winter months (short days). So Indian takes a Khichadi to avoid indigestion due to weather change.

Regional facts of Khichadi:-

  • Bengalies called Khichuri ( a mess).
  • Haryana Khichadi called Kichri, it is made from bajra, jowar, and mung dal.  
  • Odisha, it is known as Khechidi, there are two variations of Khichadi (1) Adahengu(Ginger-asafoetida) Khechidi (2) Mungdal Khechidi.
  • Tamilnadu, spicy Pongal is similar to Khichadi. there are two variations of Pongal (1) Chakkara Pongal (sweet) (2) Venn Pongal(clarified butter).
  • Karnataka, it is known as Bisi bele bhaath made from rice and lentils. (literal meaning of Bisi bele bhath is "hot lentil rice") 
  • Hyderabad, it is called Kheema. 

International facts of Khichadi:-

The worldwide  Khichadi is known as "India's superfood" and "queens of food".
A Guinness World Records making largest 800 kg khichadi by celebrity chef  Sanjeev Kapoor in the countries biggest-ever Global Food Expo, the World Food India in New Delhi on 4th Nov 2017 and Khichadi distributed among more than 60 countries ambassador and delegates.


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