Lentils and rice are as much of a staple in India as pasta and sauce are in Italy. Kichidi is one of those stick-to-your-rib comfort foods that is usually served at home when the weather gets cooler.
There are many variations across the country for this dish, using different types of rice, lentils, and vegetables, but the basic recipe should always have a combination of grains and legumes. Though kichidi is super comforting it is also quite healthy; the creaminess comes from cooking down the lentils with the starch from the rice. Served with a cooling tomato raita, this dish is sure to hit the spot.