Urad Dal Ki Khichdi (black Lentil And Rice Khichdi)
Urad dal ki Khichdi is the ‘ Makar Sankranti’ specialty food in Uttarpradesh and Bihar. ‘Makar Sankranti’ which usually falls on 14th or 15th January every year, has religious important in Hindu culture. It is considered as the day for ‘ Holy dip’ in Ganges which can relieve any Hindu of all his wrong deeds. The day is marked as beginning of auspicious phase. Therefore millions of Hindus across the world travel to ‘ Ganga sagar’, a place in West Bengal to take the ‘holy dip’. After the ‘Holy dip’, it is a ritual to have curd, beaten rice and ‘Tilkut’(Sesame cookies) for breakfast and Urad dal ki Khichdi in the afternoon. It is a very simple recipe and does not require any preparation. So if you have missed this wonderful satvik food on this “Makar Sankranti’, learn cooking it for next year…..