My #rhomesecrets Dish: “east Bengali Murgir Khichuri”
This is an East Bengali-style rice and chicken based Main Course. This Khichuri (Khichdi) recipe is inspired from the Bangladeshi Bhuni Khichuri and Muslim-Bengali style of cooking. My version of the East-Bengali Chicken Khichuri is flavoured with the indispensible Bengali spice called Paanch Phoron. This Bengali comfort food comes with a fried, boiled egg and of course, a piece of potato. It is special because it has been cooked with meat, absorbing all its flavours and aroma within. The Moong pulses used for this Khichuri has been roasted, till aromatic. This khichuri is a meal in itself and doesn't need any additional serving of bhaja or fries to go with it. The use of fried onions or "Beresta" as a garnish gives a special touch to the Khichuri. Topped with sprinkles of cow ghee, we believe that it makes a truly memorable meal on a rainy day!