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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bengali Khichdi

Khichdi, nothing but a healthy n delicious one pot meal in which rice cooked with vegetables and lentils. I usually make khichdi with moongdal and i have already posted simple Carrot Peas Khichdi. This Bengali Khichdi is an interesting recipe which i came across in Tarla Dalal site. This khichdi is loaded with spices, which we use for biryani /pulao very flavorful and healthy. Kids will definitely love this khichdi as its mild spicy and very flavorful. If u are looking for something quick, easy & delicious one pot meal for lunch on busy weekdays then this Bengali Khichdi is one best option with loaded nutrition.


Ingredients
  1. Rice     1 cup 
  2. Masoor Dal / Red Lentils     1 cup
  3. Onion   1  (finely chopped)
  4. Green chillies     3 no.s (chopped)
  5. Ginger    1" crushed
  6. Garlic    2 cloves (crushed)
  7. Peas    1/2 cup
  8. Potato   1 medium (cubed)
  9. Green Beans    15no.s(chopped 1" length)
  10. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  11. Salt   to taste
To Temper
  1. Oil    1 tbsp
  2. Cumin seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Cinnamon   2" stick
  4. Cardamom   2 no.s
  5. Clove    3 no.s
  6. Bay leaf   1 no.


Method
  • Wash rice and dal separately and soak it for 20-30 minutes separately.
  • Wash and cut vegetables and keep ready.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker/pan, add the tempering ingredients(for more flavor crush cinnamon, clove, cardamom coarsely and add it while tempering)
  • Then add green chillies, crushed ginger and garlic and saute it.
  • After that add finely chopped onions and saute till it turn golden brown.
  • Then add potato, green beans and turmeric powder and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now add 5 cups water, fresh or frozen peas , enough salt stir well and cook covered till it starts boiling.
  • Once it starts boiling add drained rice and masoor dal and add handful of chopped cilantro and mix well and cook covered till rice done. If u want you can pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  • That's it..Delicious Bengali Khichdi ready. Serve Hot with papad and pickle.


24 comments:

  1. delicious kichidi and looks yummy even :) amazing clicks as always :)

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  2. It looks really tasty, and healthy too! Bravo!

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  3. Simple and healthy akka. will try tomorrow

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  4. I love khichdi any time because is very comforting food.. Delicious..

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  5. Yes perfectly you made it...goes very well on rainy or cloudy days...
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  6. very delicious and healthy kichadi dear, will try this for sure....

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  7. I hv tasted this longtime ago.. Tepmpting click

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  8. Sounds good with masoor dal in it comfort meals!

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  9. Healthy & yummy kichdi........looks very tempting.
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  10. Delicious and healthy khichdi, looks yummy.

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  11. delicious and inviting kichadi akka .nice clicks

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  12. delicious akka and lovely clicks.very comfort one

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  13. sounds very interesting n inviting too..

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  14. Tempting, awesome looking biriyani :)

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  15. This is simply tempting...love the colour

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  16. This sounds quit interesting to me...looks very flavourful and yum. Base supera iruku :)

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  17. What would be a good sub for green beans? I'm not really a big fan of them.

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    1. you can skip green beans and use potato n peas alone or add carrots if u like.

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  18. i tried ur kalan kulambu,vegetable rava upma.both was delecious
    can we replace masoor dhal with thoor dhal?

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    1. Yes.,you can replace but taste wise Masoor Dhal is best compared to Tuvar Dhal for Khichdis.
      Thank you so much Meena for trying my recipes, if you have a picture of it plz mail me or msg me on FB. Thanks!

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