Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bangla Khichudi / Masala Khichadi



This well known Khichudi is served as "Prasadam" during Durga Pooja and other festival times in West Bengal.It is too yummy and has become my family favorite too
They generally serve it with deep fried brinjal  named "Begun Bhaja"  or thin srips of crispy potato fry known as "Alu Jhuri Bhaja"
Got this recipe from a "Maussie" who cooks prasadam regularly in the temple at our apartment premises

Ingredients
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Moong Dhal - 1 cup
Tadka
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Ghee - 1 teaspoons
  • Bay Leaf - 1
  • Jeera / Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chilly - 2 or 3
Vegetables
  • Carrot - 1 medium sized
  • Beans - 6 nos
  • Potato - 1 or 2 depending upon the size
  • Peas - 1/2 cup
  • Cauliflower - 15 florets
(Note: Cut carrot and beans into thin slices, dice potatoes into small cubes)

Powders
  • Garam Masala  - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - 2 teaspoons

Method
  • In a pressure pan heat oil and ghee.Add bay leaf
  • Splutter jeera seeds and put slit green chillies
  • Add the mentioned vegetables and saute them
  • Also add moong dhal and fry it along with vegetables
  • Now add rice and toss it slightly
  • Add the mentioned powders and pour 6 cups of water
  • Close the cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles
  • Once the pressure is released add a teaspoon of ghee on top and mix well.This step is optional only
Serve it hot with Potato Fry / Cauliflower Fry and Papad