A region in the Northwest Indian state of Gujarat, Bardoli offers fiery cuisine that inches more towards the spicier side. One fine specimen of the food from this region is the Bardoli Ki Khichdi, which literally means khichdi from Bardoli. The classic Indian khichdi is a popular comfort food that consists of rice and lentils cooked together with turmeric, salt, and ghee. The Bardoli ki Khichdi on the other hand, aside from being a fine specimen of Bardoli food is a palatable blend of rice, lentils, turmeric, salt, and ghee along with a few additional ingredients like potatoes, green peas, raw mango, chilies, onion, cumin, and asafetida.
This flavorsome rainbow of ingredients paves the way for a khichdi that is comforting as well as high on taste and richness. This khichdi is also special because instead of the traditional semi-wet texture, it has a drier, fluffier, and more pulao-like appearance. Try the recipe below to find out what we’re going on about!