Indian Recipe – Khichuri
Khichṛī (Hindustani pronunciation: [ˈkʰɪtʃɽi]), alternate spellings khichdi, khichri, khichdee, khichadi, khichuri, khichari, “kitcheree”, “kitchree”, and many other variants, (Hindi: खिचड़ी khicṛī, Urdu: کھچری khicṛī, Oriya: ଖେଚେଡ଼ି khecheṛi, Bengali: খিচুড়ী khichuṛi, Gujarati: ખીચડી khichḍi, Nepali: खिचड़ी khicṛī,) is a Indian preparation made from rice and lentils (dal). Khichri is commonly considered to be a comfort food, and was the inspiration for the Anglo-Indian dish kedgeree. Khichri is also thought to be the inspiration for the popular Egyptian dish, kushari. Khichdi has no relation with the Keralite dish kichadi.
Ingredients for Khichuri
4 medium potatoes (cubed)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/4 cup green gram split, (moong dal) roasted
250 gms cauliflower florets250 gms.
6 cup water (approx)
salt to taste
6 green chillies
1 1/4 cup rice1 1/4 cups
2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 cup peas
For The Seasoning
4 tblsp Ghee
2 Bay Leaves
3 Red Chillies Whole
4 Green Cardamoms
2 Cinnamon 1 inch pieces
How to make khichuri
Roast moong dal, cut cauliflower florets and slit green chillies.
Make a paste of turmeric powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder.
Wash rice and drain.
Take sufficient water in a big size pot and stir fry dal and rice in it.
When the rice is half done mix in masala paste, green chillies and vegetables, simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) till they are cooked.
In the meanwhile dal and rice will also be cooked.
Make a flavor by heating ghee mix in red chillies, bay leaves, garam masala and stir fry for a minute.
Stir in the flavor mixture into cooked khichuri.
Serve hot with pure ghee on top.