Sunday, August 12, 2012

Bengali Khichdi

Posted by sandhya at 8/12/2012 01:09:00 AM
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Bangla Khichdi is a tasty Bengali dinner recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Bangla Khichdi by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients:


• 1 Cup rice (washed and soaked for 30 minutes)

• 1 Cup masoor dal (washed and soaked for 30 minutes)

• 1 tbsp Channa dal (washed and soaked for 30 minutes)

• 1 Bay leaf

• 3 Green cardamoms

• 1" Stick cinnamon

• 3 Cloves

• 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

• 10-12 Tiny onions, peeled

• 10-12 Baby potatoes, washed clean

• 1/2 Cup peas, shelled

• 1 Carrot, diced

• 1 tsp Ginger, grated

• 1 tsp Garlic, grated

• 3-4 Green chilies, finely chopped

• 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

• 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder

• Salt to taste

• 5 Cups water

• 4 tbsp Ghee

• Chopped coriander leaves, for garnish

• Curd and chutney, to serve


How to make Bangla Khichdi:

• Drain dals and rice in a colander and keep aside.

• Semi crush spices (cardamom, cinnamon and cloves).

• Heat 3 tbsp ghee in a large heavy skillet.

• Add cumin seeds, bayleaf and crushed spices.

• Add ginger, garlic and chilies. Stir-fry for a moment.

• Add onions and potatoes (with skin). Stir-fry for 2 minutes.

• Add carrot, peas, turmeric, garam masala and salt.

• Add dals and rice. Gently stir-fry for 1 minute.

• Add water.

• Stir, bring to a boil, cover and simmer till done.

• When done, pour remaining ghee and sprinkle coriander leaves.

• Serve piping hot, with curd and chutney.

• Bangla Khichdi is ready.

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