Khichdi or Khichudi as we say in Bengali is a typical Indian dish made from rice and lentils. There are many ways to cook khichudi. You can make it using moong dal and rice and only jeera or cumin seeds as spices. This one is one of the vegetarian version of cooking khichudi. Also you can cook it using varieties of dal like cholar dal or split chick peas, split toor , red lintil or moong dal . It’s up to you how you want to have it!
In Indian culture, it is one of the first solid foods given to babies. NAMES – KHICHDI KHICHUDI (BENGALI) KHISIRI (ASSAMESE) KHECHIDI(ODIA)
Few months back, I have posted a khichudi recipe cooked with red lentil. It was healthy, tasty and easy to cook
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Take a look at my IG POST regarding the same
PREPARATION TIME-10 MINS COOKING TIME-30 MINS TOTAL TIME -40 MINS
Now I am sharing detailed recipe of the #khichudi which is bit Spicy.
MAIN INGREDIENTS. ✓Rice – 1 cup ✓Red lentil -1 1/2 cup ✓Potato cubes ✓Tomato -1. ✓Garlic cloves -4. ✓Ginger paste -1/2 tsp ✓Onion -1 ✓Cumin powder-1tsp. ✓Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp. ✓ Salt and sugar tastewise. ✓Eggs -2.
COOKING STEPS A) Wash rice and lentils very well. Now boil oil in pot. B) Chop onions and add it in the pot. Saute till it becomes golden, add chopped tomatoes, garlic cloves, ginger paste. Cook it. C)Add potato cubes, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt and sugar. Cook everything till the masala gets mixed. D) Now add water. Add washed rice and dal (red lentils). E) Cook it till rice becomes soft. F) Check it in between. Add eggs as rice gets cooked (1/4). G) Check the consistency as this version of #khichudi shouldn’t be too thick nor too thin. I have used papad bhaja as side dish. You can even have it with achar.