For the last few days, I had been suffering from viral fever and didn’t feel like eating anything. Whenever we are sick, the first thing that is affected is the appetite. But my mother used to say that whenever you are sick, you should eat more, even if it has to be done forcefully. This gives you strength to fight with the disease. Another thing she always told us was to never look sick, even if you are suffering badly. That keeps your morale high. She lived up to her words. She was suffering from Lupus, an autoimmune disease. She used to be hospitalized on and off. Even there, you couldn’t see her in a messy look. She used to keep herself intact. Keeping up with her teachings, I also force feed myself whenever I’m not well, though with God’s grace, that happens occasionally.
Now during the last few days, I was mostly feeding on soups, dalia or khichdi. It’s not that I do not like this stuff. Infact, I love to eat dalia or khichdi. But you know kids…..they run away from such things. To make khichdi that kids will eat instantly, I make shahi khichdi for them.
This khichdi has lot of ghee, vegetables and spices, which gives it the name ‘Shahi Khichdi’. It is so creamy (though no cream is added) that it just dissolves in the mouth. It is a complete meal in itself and goes well with papad, raita, pickle or kachumber salad.
I am sending this recipe for Blogging Marathon #65 Week 4 Day 1