Thursday, September 6, 2012


Khichdi, that has blend of rice, spices, vegetables and dal. This is a nice aromatic, comfort and nutritious one pot meal where rice cooked with lentils, ideal for lazy weekends. It is an onion-garlic free recipe, as bengalis usually make this dish 'niramish' (vegetarian). So made according to that method. At the time of 'Durga Puja Bhog' also we prepared khichdi like this same style, but red lentil is not used at that time. Very simple and authentic this vegetarian recipe tastes amazingly flavorful, delicious and also easily digestible.
1 Cup Govindo Bhog/ Kalo Jeera Rice / Basmati Rice
1/2 Cup Red Lentil (Masoor dal)
1/2 Cup Split Yellow Lentil (Moong dal)
4 oz Green Peas (frozen)
8 Florets of Cauliflower
2 Carrots
2 Medium Potatoes
1 Medium Tomato (Chopped)
3-4 Green Chillies, cut in slits
2 Bay Leaves
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1&1/2 tsps Ginger paste
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
2-3 pods Clove
2-3 pods of Cardamoms
2" long Cinnamon
3 Cups water
3 tbsps Clarified Butter (Ghee)
1 tsp Salt or to taste
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 tbsp finely chopped Coriander Leaves

Cut potato in medium sized cubes, carrots in 1" long slices and chop tomato.

Combine turmeric powder, red chilli powder, ginger paste, coriander powder, cumin powder with little water in a bowl. Set aside. Mix rice, red lentil and yellow lentil in a bowl. Wash and drain rice and lentil together. Keep aside.

Heat a clarified butter in a pressure pan. Add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaves. Saute for 1 minute till nice aroma comes out. Add potato, carrot and cauliflower in it. Fry for 4-5 minutes, then add rice-lentils and wet spice mix in it. Fold nicely cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Now add tomato, green peas, green chillies salt and sugar in it. Keep stirring for another 3 minutes. Add 3 cups of warm water and coriander leaves in it.

Cover and cook till 3 whistles. Let is cool naturally.

Serve hot with curry or bhajis and spicy chutney. 

Linking to: "Bon Vivant #8 - Rice Recipes"

Linking to: Let's Cook # 19 - Legumes / Lentils @ Tickling Palates

Linking to: Nithubala's healthy-food-for-healthy-kids-event @ Latha's A Peek into My Kitchen


  1. hi sanoli this is good one with vegetables and looks almost like pulao only

  2. Good dish when I have loads of veggies at home and dont want to eat any rotis..its healthy too!

  3. Whole some meal..All I need is some bhajis now...

  4. Never tried this with moong dal, i think it gives a creamy and rich texture. looks delicious.

  5. Comfort dish,love this one pot meal.

  6. You are an awesome chef I should say...No doubt about this :) Good one like as always :) btw I have tagged you in my jam post did you check it dear??

    Today's Recipe ~ Mutton Kothukari Masala / Mutton Kheema Masala
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  7. Hi Sanoli just have put in a wrong link in your name..Sorry about it and have changed it now!! Regarding the tagging you can post about your spice box and what is in it..Like you will be having a spice bow with certain spices like cardamom and all na..Just click a pic of that and post if you wish.. :) Thats all and tag your friends like I did and pass it.. :) Just a game..kinda!!

    Today's Recipe ~ Mutton Kothukari Masala / Mutton Kheema Masala
    You Too Can Cook Indian Food Recipes

  8. Delicious vegetable khichadi Sanoli. Love to try it.

  9. A simply & healthy meal! Looks great!

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  11. Hi Sanoli, I'm a big fan of any sort of khichdi.....will try your version. You have an award waiting for you at my blog. Please accept it.

  12. That khichdi looks sooo yummy and flavorful! Thnx for linking that beauty