Diet & Nutrition 1 MIN READ 768 VIEWS March 9, 2016

Khichdi- Bengali Style

Ingredients :

1 cup rice (chawal) , soaked and drained

1/2 cup masoor dal (split red lentil)

2 tsp ghee

2 bayleaves (tejpatta)

1/2 cup finely chopped onions

2 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste

1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

1/2 cup green peas

1/2 cup french beans , cut into 1” pieces

6 to 7 small onions , peeled

4 to 5 baby potatoes , peeled

2 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies

Salt to taste

To Be Ground Into A Coarse Powder

4 cloves (laung / lavang)

2 cardamoms

50 cinnamon (dalchini)


Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the bayleaves and the prepared powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, rice and masoor dal, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

Add 3½ cups of hot water, green peas, french beans, onions, potatoes, green chillies and salt, mix well and cook on a slow flame for atleast 20 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

Serve hot.

Nutrient Value per serving (serves 6)

Energy (Kcal) CHO (gm) Protein (gm) Fat (gm)
200 20.0 6.9 2.8


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