Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Bihari Khichdi | How to make Bihari Khichdi

For the last and final day of Regional Cuisine from Bihar, I have a simple Bihari Khichdi. Simple and easy to cook and it tasted heavenly!

I adapted this from Priya's and it was a delight to indulge in. It fit in so well in the meal and I really enjoyed eating. I realized that my whole masoor dal was over and I had only skinned masoor dal. So soaked it for a while and removed some of the skin. On the whole, it was a good one and I hope to repeat it.

Along with this I had made Sattu Ki Kachori, Ghugni, and Thatta Payaru Vadai

Bihari Kichdi

Ingredients Needed:

Raw Rice - 1 cup
Split Yellow Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Whole Masoor dal - 1/2 cup
Mixed vegetables - 1 cup (I used beans, carrot, and potatoes)
Ghee - 2 + 2 tbsp
Dry red chillies 1 no
Bay leaves - 2 nos
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

To roast and powder:

Cardamom - 1
Cloves - 3 
Black Cardmom - 1
Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

How to make the Bihari Kichdi

Wash and soak the rice, dals separately.

Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker, add the dry red chilli, bay leaves, cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste, fry for a few minutes.

Add now the masoor dal, moong dal, and fry until they turn slightly brown.

Add the rice and saute for few minutes, now add the vegetables, 3 cups of water, salt, close it with the lid and cook up to 3 whistles.

Meanwhile roast all the spices given, under the list to Grind and grind as a fine powder.

Once the steam gets released, open the cooker, add the grounded powder, 2 tbsp Ghee and mix well.

Serve with papad. I served with Vada.

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vaishali sabnani said...

It was very recently in Delhi rhat we went to eat Bihari cuisine , the flavors are mind blowing ! The khichdi looks fantastic and has wonderful flavors .

Priya Suresh said...

Thanks for mentioning me Valli, i make this khichdi quite often as its very easy to dish out. Nutritious one pot meal.

Smruti Shah said...

Khichdi with freshly ground masala sounds really good. Lovely three days you shared; it completes an entire Bihari meal!

Pavani N said...

That is a comforting and delicious looking khichdi. Loved your Bihari dishes this week Valli.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Comforting kichadi and the addition of freshly ground spice powder makes it so delicious..Nice and wonderful spread.

www.annapurnaz.in said...

Khichdi in any form is my all time favorite....sounds amazing na as its considered sick people's diet, but that's true for me

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