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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Before you begin thinking this post is about the Ku Klux Klan, Let me clarify by saying that it is not. Far from it in fact. This post deals with an even more serious issue for most Hyderabadis. It's about Khichdi Kheema Khatta. In case you're lost on me, here are a couple of quick definitions.

Khichdi: This is rice cooked with Dals. It's usually yellow in color. But I'm told it may vary. By the way, this is one of the dishes that can trump Biryani sometimes. (for me at least)

Kheema: Minced meat cooked in oil and spices.

Khatta: This is a sour chutney of sorts. It's there to bring tanginess to the mix.

Why bring in this topic? Well since it's Ramadan time, most 'hotals' in Hyderabad are serving this trinity of a delicacy. However, there is a catch, you'll have to be up and about at 4am to catch this sumptuous delight ;)

I've done so twice and I haven't regretted it one bit. These guys are just so good at making this stuff. I think this is available throughout the year, but it's only in Ramadan time when there are droves of people trying to catch up on the early morning Sehri (supper).

Give it a try and let me know if you love/like/hate it.

By the way, the quantity in the picture is too small to feed even the feeblest of Hyderabadis! Wouldn't you agree?

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