21. In the Hunt for India’s National Dish

It gets boring to harp on how diverse our country is, but the fact is that India really is a land of many communities and sundry cultures. Even choosing one language to represent all regions is a demanding task. So, you’d think that determining the national dish of India would be a fool’s errand. But, is it really such an impossible job? There is one dish that can be found in almost all corners of our country. It has crossed geographical boundaries, bridged the vegetarian & non-vegetarian divide and even left a mark on the British during the Raj. Vikram Doctor argues for why Khichdi (a preparation of rice and lentils) can and should be India’s national dish.

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