What comes to mind when someone mentions khichdi? Some of you might think of khichdi as a food for’sick’ people. While some of your eyes might have lit up thinking about Dal Khichdi and Sabudana Khichdi, Well, one X (formerly Twitter) user posted a picture of Maharashtra’s favourite Sabudana khichdi and asked what this dish meant to the other users. Here’s how netizens reacted.
User Asks Netizens, “What Does Khichdi Mean To You?”
Khichadi in Maharashtra means Sabudana Khichadi, the other one is called Dal Khichadi or Khichadi Bhaat. For a Bengali khichadi means rains and illish maach, for a North Indian it would mean Sankranti.
What does it mean to you ? ❤️
Food cultures are so interesting to know. pic.twitter.com/8lsbIk6VjG
— Ronita (@rons1212) October 5, 2023
A user, @rons1212, posted a picture of Sabudana Khichdi and spoke about how Khichdi has a very different meaning and emotion attached to it across India. She mentioned how khichdi means Sabudana khichdi, dal khichdi, or khichdi bhat in Maharashtra.
She also mentioned that Bengali khichdi means rain and ilish maach, while in North India it means Sankranti. The user asked netizens to mention what this dish means to them in their place.
This post and the question by the user attracted many comments from the netizens as they began discussing what khichdi means in their region. The post has by far garnered over 15.7K views on X (formerly Twitter) and many likes.
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there is no khichadi concept down here in the south! though we do make pongal, which is somewhat similar to khichidi (except the vegetable part)
— Naturally Sudhaish (@NaturallySudha) October 5, 2023
One user posted that in West Uttar Pradesh, khichdi means moong dal with chilka and rice. He mentioned that this khichdi is generally eaten when one is sick, but when one has to enjoy it, it is relished with pickles and ghee.
For a North Indian (West UP) , khichdi (moong dal with chhilka and rice) means very light food meant for when you are not well. And when its to be enjoyed its eaten with pickle and ghee.
— Nirmesh Barni (@barningtweets) October 5, 2023
The user @rons1212 mentioned that in her hometown, in south-eastern Uttar Pradesh, they relish yellow moong dal khichdi. This is relished after coming back from Ganga Snan on Sankranti.
Dal khichadi is a new term coined largely by restaurants to avoid mess up in orders. In MH it used to be referred to as Mugachi Khichadi or just khichadi.
At home the just khichadi without any prefix used to correctly identify its type as per context. 🙂
— Sandeep (@GodboleSandeep) October 5, 2023
Another user mentioned mustard khichdi, which is white in color and is enjoyed during the winter season. He also mentioned that in Hyderabad, yellow khichdi is enjoyed with tamarind juice and kheema.
Whenever someone utters the word Khichadi in my house I immediately ask “which one, sabudana or moogachya dalichi?”
I like Sabudana khichadi more than Moong dal khichadi!
— Rohit Bapat (हृद्रोग) 🇮🇳 (@rhtbapat) October 5, 2023
dal khichadi is a gujju word and khichadi bhath toh never heard of atleast my growing up years.
sabudana khichadi and khichadi (made of rice and daal) only 2 I know.
— pinch of salt (@dagnytaggart_v1) October 5, 2023
Dal Chawal cooked together with only zeera & namak is khichadi. Its best accompanied with dahi, achar, chutney & papad.
— शैलेश जैन 🇮🇳 (@sailesh03) October 5, 2023
India is rich in flavours and its diversity is reflected in the food dishes of every single region. The comments section was filled with people mentioning the type of khichdi they enjoyed at their place.
In Maharashtra when you say Kheer it’s “shevayachi” kheer. In North when you say kheer it’s rice kheer.
I was shocked the first time I came to know kheer can be something other than what I had eaten all my life. 🙈
— Gargi #Decolonization 🇮🇳 (@JoshiGargiGoyal) October 5, 2023
What is khichdi known as in your place?
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