The people of Kutch believe in simple living and high thinking. The staple food is Rotlas made of Bajri (millet) which the local relish with Butter milk or ‘Chhas’, Butter and Jaggery or ‘Gol’. ‘Khichhdi’ made of rice and dal (pulses) is liked by everyone.
If you visit any house first a glass of water is served as a custom. Tea which was unknown 60 years ago has become the universal drink among all classes of people. Milk based items like curd and ghee are very common in food preparation. Ground nut oil and ground nut is generally used to make the food more exotic.
Food values are becoming more tasty and palatable than nutritious. The main delicacies in food items are – Jalebi – Fafada ,Rotala, Khakhara, Thepla, Khaman dokla, Undhiyu, Muthiya, Kachori etc.
The home of the last remaining population of khur (wild ass) in India. There is also a bird population, particularly of the large flamingos. Both are protected in 5,000 km Little Rann Sanctuary, near Dhangadhra; One has to get permission to enter from the sanctuary superintendent’s office in Dhangadhra. Ari is served after food as the last item.
Kutchi costumes are unique and some of the embroidered are very costly. The mirror work and embroidery work forms an integral part of Kutchi Handicrafts irrespective of the community or ethnic group to which they belong , however the workmanship differs. In fact the various communities can be identified by the pattern of handicrafts and dress or costumes they were. For instance, the Garacia Jat women wear only red or black chunis while Rabari women wear black open blouses or cholis with odhnis to cover head.