Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Recipe 9/50 : Bangladesh : Khichuri

Khichuri, the bengalpronunciation,alternate spelling khichidi, khichri is an traditional dish in Bangladesh to cook for lunch at the saraswati pooj, durga pooja.
Since Bangladesh was the eastern part of Bengal before the Partition of India so it has many recipes similar to bengal with different pronunciation.
I made this recipe with lots and lots of childhood memories. During Durga pooja days, Bhog was served to all in the Kali temple. All of us used to dress up nicely to have the yummy yummy food. This khichuri was served one among them and was my favorite. Days have passed and its been 5 years I actually had Bengali bhog in the temple.


4 medium potatoes (cubed)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/4 cup moong dal roasted
2 large carrots,cut
1 cup cauliflower florets
6 cup water 
salt to taste 
6 green chillies
1 1/4 cup rice
2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 cup peas
1 tsp corainder powder
2 tbsp oil
For The tampering
4 tblsp Ghee
2 Bay Leaves
3 Red Chillies Whole
4 Green Cardamoms
6 Cloves
2 Cinnamon 1 inch piece
1. In a cooking pot, stir fry all vegetables including green chili for 1-2 minutes, 
2. Add in rice and moong dala and fry 1 more minutes
3. Add dry ingredients i.e turmeric, cumin, corinader, salt and red chili powder 
4. Add in water and cook till rice is cooked. Cook on low temperature
5. Make the tampering by heating ghee mix in red chillies, bay leaves, garam masala and stir fry for a minute.
Stir in the mixture into cooked khichuri.
Serve hot with yogurt!!!!


  1. That looks delicious and I love your presentation!

  2. addition of potatoes and moong dhal is really different.. very new to me..

  3. looks great and love dishes that bring back happy memories

  4. An absolutely delicious one pit meal!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. kichidi is truly a comfort food...thanks for stopping by...following you too:)

  6. very delicious..Thanx for sharing this recipe..

  7. looks so delicious, u have a great collection of recipes in your 50 list...good job dear..

  8. OMG....this looks fantastic, tempting, colorful and yummy