Bengali Khichuri

Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 25 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

Spice Mix 1

1 bay leaf

2 Dry Red Chilies

4 Green Cardamoms

1 inch Cinnamon Stick

3-4 Cloves

Spice Mix 2

1 Tsp Turmeric Powder

1 ½ Tsp Red Chili Powder

1 tsp Cumin Powder

1 tsp Garam Masala

Khichuri Ingredients

1 Cup Basamati Rice/Gobindo Bhog Rice

1 Cup Moong Dal

2 tbsp Ghee

Spice Mix 1

1 tbsp Ginger, chopped

Hing, a pinch

1 Cup Tomato, chopped

Spice Mix 2

Salt, to taste

1 tbsp Sugar

1 ½ Cup Mixed Vegetables (Green Peas, Cauliflower, Carrot, Beans, potatoes)

Process

  • Rinse and soak the rice for 30 minutes.
  • Dry roast the moong dal till it is nicely toasted. Rinse the dal and soak the dal in ½ cup water and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan, add spice mix 1, hing, ginger and sauté for few seconds.
  • Add tomatoes and cook till fat separates. Add spice mix 2, salt, sugar and cook for few more seconds.
  • Add vegetables and sauté for few seconds.
  • Add 2 cups of hot water. Drain the water from dal and add dal to the pan.
  • Cover the pan and cook till the dal is half done.
  • Add rice and 2 cups of more hot water. Cook till the rice is cooked.
  • Serve with different types of bhaja.

 

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