Khichdi, Bengali Style

Khichdi, Bengali Style

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Bengali style khichdi is aromatic and also laden with veggies and dal. In short, it is a flavoursome and power-packed meal.

The use of crushed spices instead of whole or powdered ones brings about a significant change in the recipe – you will notice it when you prepare the khichdi.

Also try other khichdi recipes like Ram Khichdi , Zucchini Bajra Khichdi and Shahjahani Khichdi .

Khichdi, Bengali Style recipe - How to make Khichdi, Bengali Style

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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1 cup rice (chawal) , soaked and drained
1/2 cup masoor dal (split red lentil)
3 tbsp 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
1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)

  1. 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.
  2. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, rice and masoor dal, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve hot.
Khichdi-Bengali Style Video by Tarla Dalal


Khichdi, Bengali Style
 on 02 Sep 17 10:52 PM

Tarlaji ur cooking ingredients are so handy so i make new recipe in very easy menners.Thanks
Tarla Dalal
04 Sep 17 09:21 AM
   Thanks. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Khichdi, Bengali Style
 on 03 Jun 17 03:51 PM

I think there is a mistake in writing Bengali khichodi, the procedure has nothing to do with it.
Tarla Dalal
03 Jun 17 04:14 PM
   Hi Manu : The recipe seems correct. Let me know what you can''t understand. Thanks.
Khichdi, Bengali Style
 on 11 May 17 09:55 PM

Madam, If you will excuse me, Bengali Khichuri is not like this really. At least not what I know of. Please can you upload correct recipy? Indeed there are not even subtle difference between East and West Bengali cuisine. That also you may look for. Regards, PKM
Tarla Dalal
12 May 17 05:02 PM
   Hello Mr. Mukhopadhyay, we would really like to make an authentic bengali khichuri, it would be kind if you share a the recipe with us,we shall work on it and make a totally authentic khichuri recipe shared by you. Awaiting for your reply.