Bengali Khichuri (khichdi)
A very special recipe among Bengalis, generally prepared as Bhog(Prasad) for Hindu pujas. Even it is prepared on Rainy season with vegetable fries or fried Hilsa.
Govindo Bhog Rice- 500g
Moong Daal- 500g
Ginger+green chilli paste- 3tablesp
Red chilli- 2pcs
Cumin Seeds- 1/2tablespoon
Bay leaves-2 nos
Salt & Sugar- To taste
Cauliflower- 1/2 pc
Turmeric powder- 2tablesp
Roast the moong daal in a dry pan and soak it in water along with the rice for sometime.
Heat the oil,then add cumin seeds,bay leaf and red chillies and fry little.
Now add, chopped tomato,ginger+chilli paste,potato and cauliflower and fry well.
Add turmeric powder,salt & sugar and then add the soaked Daal+rice to it and mix well.
Add the water and again mix well.
Pour it in a Pressure cooker and cook till one whistle.
Serve hot by spreading ghee on the Khichuri with vegetable fries as shown or with fried Hilsa.