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Friday, February 07, 2014

Bangla Khichuri |Bengali Khicidi

I love to make one pot meal when am not feeling like cooking an elaborate meal and so the first thing comes to my mind is to make khichdi. Khichdi is a famous India dish which is made in variety of ways  in different states , We as rajasthani make the famous green moong dal khicidi most often . Khichdi is generally paired with khadi . Khichdi in Bengal is generally named as Khichuri which is made with rice , masoor dal and some veggies. It is perfect meal to enjoy in a rainy day.In bengal this Khichuri ia customary to make for poojas and  place a very important dish where as is western part of India we usually make them if a person is ill and unable to have swallow solid foods .

My kidoo likes to have khichidi and sambhar rice as they are well mashed and so when I first introduced solid foods to I gave her khicidi which she still likes a lot. Its healthy and kids love to have mashed foods so this is one way we can mix in some veggies which they don't like. I when studying Home science had a practice of collecting many magazines and this recipe was from one such local hindi magazine I learnt from . Am so happy after a long time to participate in CCC . Linking this CC Challenge of the month  Hosted by srivalli.

Bengali Khichidi


Bengali cuisine


1 Cup Rice 
1 Cup Masoor dal 
1 tbsp Channa dal  ( optional)
1 medium sized onion ( Chopped)
1 medium sized Tomato ( Chopped)
1 medium sized Potato ( Chopped)
1/2 Cup peas
1/2 cup Beans (Chopped)
1 Carrot ( Chopped)
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds 
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
2 No Green cardamoms 
1" Stick cinnamon 
2 No Cloves 
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
2-3 Green chillies ( Optional)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 
1/2 tsp Red chilli pd
1/2 tsp Cumin pd
1/2 tsp Coriander pd
5 -6 Cups water 
2 tbsp Ghee 
Coriander leaves ( Chopped ), for garnish 
Salt to taste 

  • Wash and drain the water from rice and dal . Keep it aside.
  • In a pressure cooker heat ghee add cloves , cardamom, cumin seeds , mustard seeds and cinnamon stick.
  • After they pop add onion and saute the them for a while , add ginger garlic paste and green chilli.
  • Saute them all for a while onions should turn translucent.
  • Add tomato and cook them till mushy.
  • Add the chopped veggies - carrot, beans poato and peas .
  • Mix them well, add red chilli pd. coriander pd, turmeric pd, cumin pd and mix them till they are well combined.
  • Add the washed ,drained dal and rice and mix them well.
  • Add 5 cups of water and then salt to taste .
  • Close the pressure cooker lid and cook them for 3-4 whistles.
  • Once the pressure subsides open ,give it a mix and serve them hot with any chutney or curd .  


  1. i will join with kutty for such a tasty khichidi...

  2. we call it as bhagala bath :D similar to our sambhar rice :D Loved the click completely

  3. I like Khicidi a lot. You made it so tasty colourful. Perfect.

  4. after seeing this version of kitchdi.. ppl wil nt say kitchdi as boring..

  5. I love that last pic with steam coming out..:)..very nice one..

  6. Looks like tasty one pot meal...full of flavors....

  7. Nice and comforting one pot meal..loved the click with steam...

  8. khichdi looking damn awesum......... !!

  9. I usually make khichdi with moong or tuvar dal.... Now got to try the bangla style, with masoor dal.

  10. never been a fan of masoor dal. This recipe is really a good one-pot meal. nice clicks too !

  11. Lovely looking khichdi... It's such a comforting food!

  12. wow... lovely one pot meal... love the smoke effect... :)

  13. Beautiful pics, again Manjula. I love the fourth one, with streaming khichuri.

  14. healthy one pot meal dear!!!

  15. Each of your pics are epic dear!! and fell in love with those steamy looking khicidi!!

  16. very your pictures too

  17. Piping hot kichidi, sounds so comforting for this weather, Manjula!

  18. very healthy and delicious kichidi...

  19. That is such a wholesome dish -- healthy & nutritious. Love that click with the steam coming from the spoon.

  20. the perfect one pot dish

  21. Looks very comforting!! Hey how did you get the steam photo? Loved it..

  22. Awesome clicks love the steam coming out. The combination is so good my mouth is watering.

  23. wow drooling clicks... super super tempting and yummy da... will try with masoor dal soon...

  24. My all time comfort food.... kichuri or kichadi... always comforting... Nice clicks....


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