Bengali Bhoger Khichuri

Durga Puja is just a few days away, and the festival is incomplete without offering the Bhoger Khichuri to the Goddess Durga. It is a khichuri, made with bhaja muger dal (yellow moong dal) and gobindo bhog chal. It has a distinct flavour, and the taste get increased when serve with Labra(curry made with lots of vegetables), Begun Bhaja, Aloor Dum, Beguni, Payesh, Tomato Chutney and Rasgulla. Appart from the khichuri, Luchi (Puri), and Pulao can also be given as a bhog too.

Image : Bhoger Khichuri

bhoger khichuriImportant :

  • Preparation Time : 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 1 hr
  • Total Time : 1 hr 10 minutes
  • Serve For : 3-4

Ingredients :

  • Gobindo Bhog Rice (1 cup)
  • Yellow Moong Dal (2/3 cup)
  • Water (5 cups)
  • Potato (2 medium size) /cut into big cubes
  • Cauliflower (6-7 big florets)
  • Green Peas (1/2 cup)
  • Green Chilli (1)
  • Mustard Oil (2 tbsp)
  • Ghee or Clarified Butter (2 tsp)
  • Bay Leaves (2)
  • Cinnamon Stick (2 inch)
  • Cardamom (2-3)
  • Cloves (3)
  • Grated Ginger (1 tsp)
  • Cumin Powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Red Chilli Powder (1 tsp)
  • Turmeric Powder (1 1/2 tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Sugar (1 1/2 tbsp)

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Dry roast moong dal, wash and keep aside

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Saute cauliflowers with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt

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Fry the potato cubes

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Keep them aside

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In the same pan add ghee

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Add bay leaves and whole garam masala

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Add grated ginger and saute for a  while

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Add roasted moong dal

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Add cumin powder and red chilli powder

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Fry for 3-4 minutes

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Add 2 cups of water, cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes

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Add the fried vegetables, cover the pan and cook for another 5 minutes

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Now add the soaked rice

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Add green peas

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Add 3 cups of water and slat

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Mix well, cover the pan and cook for 15 minutes

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Open the lead

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Add turmeric powder and green chilli

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Mix well and cook for 10 minutes more

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Lastly, add sugar

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Add ghee

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Mix well and switch off the flame

bengali bhoger khichuri 25Tips :

  • Do not add turmeric powder and sugar in the beginning.
  • Do not use Basmati rice to make this Khichuri. It tastes best only with gobondo bhog rice.
  • You can also add some chopped tomatoes to increase the taste and flavour.

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