Khichdi (or khichuri) is a famous Indian dish. It is very popular in Eastern Indian states as well as Western Indian states. It is also popular in the various regions in Northern India. Preparations of this khichdi may slightly differ from region to region. But the basic ingredients & flavour of this dish is almost the same in every part of the country. The side dishes for this khichdi always differ from person to person. Every khichdi lover prefers a specific side dish along with khichdi. When it is served with that side dish then khichdi becomes most enjoyable food to them. So what is your the best side dish for khichdi (or khichuri)?
Here is a list of 10 most delicious & yummiest side dishes what most people prefer along with a plate of khichdi across the country. If you did not try each of the 10 sides dishes then you probably did not even discover the actual taste of your favorite khichdi.
10 dignified partners of khichdi / khichuri
1. Badhakopir ghonto
Badhakopir ghonto is nothing but a Bengali style cabbage curry (dry). This is the best side dish for khichdi to many Bengali people. It is a popular winter vegetable and often used to make various curries. The flavor of this dry curry is very special and most Bengali people love it to have with khichuri (khichdi in Bengali).
2. Labra tarkari
If you are not a Bengali then probably you have heard this dish for the first time. It is kind of mixed curry (semi-dry). Many people also love khichuri with this type of mixed curry. Labra and khichdi are a popular duo as prasad for Saraswati puja. Did you ever try labra tarkari with khichdi? It is just awesome.
Beguni is brinjal pakoda (fritters). It is super delicious because it is crispy outside and soft & juicy inside. I love beguni & khichdi a lot. They are just perfect partners. Though the recipe for beguni is very simple but it needs some skill to make beguni perfectly crispy & tasty. Try this next time then it may become your the best side dish for khichdi.
4. Aloo dum / Dum alu
From eight years old to eighty years old, from people living in Northern Indian states to Eastern Indian states to western Indian states, almost everybody loves this aloo dum dish. Khichdi is also tastier when it is served with aloo dum. How many of you tried khichuri with aloo dum? How was it? It was super delicious. Right?
5. Vegetable fries
Another excellent side dish for khichdi. Though there are a lot of options available in vegetable fries. But potato fries, brinjal fries, pumpkin fries, pointed gourd fries etc. Vegetable fries is such a craving which is very hard to replace from Bengali’s meal. Almost everybody Bengali people eat atleast one simple fried vegetable during the meal. So why would such thing be missing from khichuri meal? It sometimes becomes important when you offer it to God as prasad. Many people even offer 5 types of vegetables fried to God along with khichdi.
6. Fried fishes
Fish lovers will definitely prefer to have fried fish along with khichdi. Hilsha (ilish) is most preferable fish for having along with khichuri. You can also try Rohu, Katla, bhetki, bhola bhetki etc too. Some people also like crispy fried fish. Such fried fish is coated with batter and deep-fried.
7. Egg omelettes
Egg omelette is a simple side dish. It is not just simple but also the best side dish for khichdi to many omellete lovers. Omellete is nothing but fried beaten eggs. Mostly butter or any refined veg oil is used to fry omelette. Some people also prefer to add the finely chopped seasonal vegetable to this.
Papad is a popular Indian snack. But it is often considered as side dish for an Indian meal. It makes any meal more enjoyable. Papad has a crunchy texture. So it tastes along with khichuri. I like it a lot. Do you?
9. Achaar / pickle
Many people like pickle with this food. Some of those people consider it is the best side dish for khichuri. Mostly mango & mixed pickle are preferable. I tried a few numbers of times. But I did not enjoy it with dal khiichdi.
10. Curd / dahi / yogurt / Raita
Curd is ready to eat side dish for khichdi. Whenever I do not have anything to eat with khichdi. Then I prefer to have a small bowl of curd or raita.
So which one is your the best side dish for khichuri? Is there any? I am sure that your favorite side dish will be on this list too.