Bohri Khichdi ( Desi Khana )

Bohri Khichdi ( Desi Khana )

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Cooked rice and dal are layered with a special gravy made with bohri masala, and topped with deep-fried onions. The texture after baking and the confluence of flavours make the bohri khichdi an experience par excellence!

Bohri Khichdi ( Desi Khana ) recipe - How to make Bohri Khichdi ( Desi Khana )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Gravy
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
a pinch of garam masala
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
3/4 cup whisked fresh curds (dahi)

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste Using A Little Water (for The Gravy)
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
4 garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 green chillies , roughly chopped
1 1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera)
5 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces

Other Ingredients
3 cups cooked rice (chawal)
1 1/2 cups cooked toovar (arhar) dal
salt to taste
1 cup thinly sliced onions
2 tsp oil
2 tsp ghee for greasing
2 tsp milk

For Serving
curd (dahi)

For the gravy

    For the gravy
  1. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they turn translucent.
  2. Add the prepared paste, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garam masala, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  4. Switch off the flame, add the curds and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the rice, toovar dal and salt in a bowl and mix well. Divide into it 2 equal portions and keep aside.
  2. Combine the onions and oil in a microwave safe plate and microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes or till the onions turn crispy.
  3. Grease a microwave safe bowl with ghee, spread ½ the fried onions and ½ the rice-dal mixture evenly over it using a spoon.
  4. Pour all the prepared gravy over it and spread it evenly.
  5. Spread the remaining rice-dal mixture over it and spread it evenly.
  6. Finally spread the remaining onions over it and pour the milk evenly over it.
  7. Cover it with a microwave-safe plate and cook in a microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately with curds.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy395 cal
Protein9.8 g
Carbohydrates53.8 g
Fiber3.9 g
Fat14.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A194.6 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.6 mg
Vitamin C5.7 mg
Folic Acid29.7 mcg
Calcium125.8 mg
Iron1.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium15.4 mg
Potassium323.3 mg
Zinc0.9 mg
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Bohri Khichdi ( Desi Khana )
 on 17 Mar 15 04:43 PM

Spicy tangy curd gravy, is just a burst of flavours in the mouth. The rice is so moist, and the dal in it just completes the meal.
Bohri Khichadi
 on 14 Jan 13 12:30 PM

Rice with toovar dal and the awesome gravy make a great Bohri khichadi. The curd adds the perfect sour tang.