The Confederacy Of International Khichdis: One-Pot Rice Dishes From Across The World

By November 4, 2017Flavour

Brand India is hardly alone in aligning itself with the mishmash. If there was a united nations of khichdis, many countries would be similarly represented by their one-pot rice dishes.

There will be many this weekend excavating the history of the khichdi, the potboiler that doesn’t even need fire to keep things on the boil, as Birbal proved. But let’s not get into things past. We know that the dish is of antiquity and Hobson Jobson, that glossary of Anglo Indian words, traced its ancestory to a dish described by Ibn Batuta who visited the Sultanate of Delhi. Let’s look at things present and global-at the confederacy of khichdi! Because we humans ourselves are such a mishmash of influences and flavours and not terribly sophisticated either usually, it is hardly surprising that some of our pop dishes, not just in India but the world over, be versions of the khichdi, comforting ailing hearts and bodies, upholding national pride. Brand India is hardly alone in aligning itself with the mishmash. If there was a united nations of khichdis, many countries would be similarly represented by their one-pot rice dishes. Amongst its most prominent represenatitives, the confederacy of khichdis would certainly have:

Source: The Confederacy Of International Khichdis: One-Pot Rice Dishes From Across The World – NDTV Food