Bhoger Khichuri - recipe by Foodie's Hut

Bhoger Khichuri

Bhoger Khichuri is the synonym of Durga Pujor Asthamir Bhog. The combination of Gobindo bhog Rice, roasted Moong Dal, and spices, taste divine.

Serves: 4 Ingredients
  • ½ cup Gobindo Bhog/ Kalee Jeera  rice cleaned and washed
  • ½ cup Moong dal
  • ¼ cup Peas
  • 1 tbsp Ginger paste
  • ½ tsp Panch Phoron
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2-3 dry Red chillies
  • 2 small Bay leaves
  • 6 Green cardamom
  • 4 Cloves
  • ½ stick Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Cumin powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder( you can ad little extra if required)
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder( you can adjust the taste according to your choice)
  • 8 Green chillies slit
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Mustard oil
  • 2 tsp Ghee(optional)
  • 6-7 cups of water
Process:
  1. Toss the Moong Dal in a dry skillet, continue stirring and tossing over medium low heat until they began to smell nutty and toasty, then wash and drain the Dal or Lentils.
  2. Fill your cooking pot or stock pot with about 5 cups of water and let it come to a boil.
  3. Add the roasted Dal, give a stir and let the water comes to a boil again.
  4. As the Dal bubbling up, you will see the scums floating on the top, clean the scums with a ladle and add rice, give a stir and let the mixture comes to a boil again.
  5. Sprinkle salt, turmeric powder, half of green chilies, give a stir to mix everything well and reduce the heat to medium low.
  6. Cover with a lid and let it cook until the mixture half way cooked through.
  7. Add cumin powder and red chili powder, mix them well and continue cooking.
  8. On the other stove, in a small preheated cooking pan or Tadka pan heat up oil.
  9. Make sure the oil is nice and hot, add all Bay Leaves and dry red chilies, give a stir and add other whole spices one after another, reduce the heat and stir for a couple of seconds until the oil fragrant.
  10. Add ginger paste,  a little bit of salt, peas, sugar, cook everything for a couple of seconds, till the raw smell of the ginger paste removed.
  11. Add the Phoron/ Tadka to the Khichuri, add remaining green chilies, 2 cups of warm water and ghee.
  12. Mix everything well, switch the heat to high and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  13. Turn off the heat, cover with a lid and serve hot.
Recipe by: Shyamali Sinha
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