Bengali Kichuri

This recipe is adapted from Sunshinemom's version at Tongue Ticklers blog with slight differences to suit my taste buds.


1 1/2 cup raw rice
1 cup moong dal (dry roasted)
1/2 cup red gram dal
1 1/2 cup of mix veggies
A piece of cinnamon
1 bay leaf
2-3 cardamoms
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp ghee
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves

For masala paste

1 green chilli
1/2 tsp ginger paste
2 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds

Wash the dals and rice and soak them in sufficient water for 15 minutes in seperate containers.

Heat ghee, add the cardamom, cinnamon and bayleaf. Add the rice and dals (after draining out the water) and mix well. Add veggies, masala paste, salt and 6 cups of water to it. Pressure cook it till done.

Garnish with coriander leaves and add more ghee for taste.

This goes off to the SWC:West Bengal event hosted by Lakshmi.

Divya of Dil Se blog is hosting the Diet Foods event. Horsegram Adai and Horsegram Chutney and Broken Wheat pongal are my entries to this event. (Horsegram helps in burning excess fat in the body and substituting wheat for rice is very good during dieting)


srikars kitchen said...

wow... nice entry.. new 2 me.. looks perfect.. nice click,, thxs for sharing..

Happy cook said...

I have never had this dish, but it looks good

Sireesha said...

Looks yumm yumm and very tasty.

Lavi said...

seams to be easy and delious..would try this soon.

notyet100 said...

khichdi looksyum,..still to try bengali version of khichdi

SriLekha said...

wow! that looks delicious!
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Curry Leaf said...

Wow,EC,I too made the khichuri and will be posting within a day.Yours looks nice too.Thanks

LG said...

Thanks for an yummy entry EC..Love you :)

Purva Desai said...

Bengali Khichuri looks really healthy and nutritional option...

Usha said...

Looks simple and nutritious...good one :)

Aparna Inguva said...

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ramyaacooks said...

The recipe takes some form of bisibelabath na?looks healthy n delicious dear

Shreya said...

looks yum and healthy, i have not tried this before..

Uma said...

looks so colorful and delicious.

sowmya said...

good one..looks delicious too!!

DEESHA said...

looks just superb

Eco_smith said...

Looks yummy!

Sunshinemom said...

EC, looks good! Kichuri is my comfort food:) I love khichdi, bisibelebath and the like any day over rice, dal and subzi routine! Hope you liked the recipe as much as we did:)

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