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Bhoger khichuri

Khichuri or khichdi as it is more commonly known outside Bengal, is essentially rice, lentils and vegetables slow cooked together.
5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • ¾ cup moong dal (moong dal)
  • 1 potato cut into cubes
  • 1 cup cut vegetables I used a mix of peas, carrot, beans
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 small piece cinnamon
  • 2-3 cardamom
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • ½ inch ginger grated
  • 1-2 green chilli or as per taste, slit lengthwise
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat a frypan or kadhai. Dry roast the moong dal for a few minutes until golden and aromatic. Wash it thoroughly and set aside
  • Wash the rice and drain water. Set aside
  • In the same pan, heat 1 tbsp ghee. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  • Add bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, dry red chilli and saute for a few seconds
  • Add ginger and cook for further few seconds. Add the cut vegetables, salt, sugar, turmeric powder, green chilli and mix well
  • Add the moong dal and saute for a minute or two
  • Add 6 cups water and bring to boil. Simmer on medium to low flame
  • When the moong dal starts to get tender, add the rice. Cook until it is completely done. Add ½ to 1 cup water if required
  • Once done, add garam masala, 1 tbsp ghee and mix well
  • Serve hot
Nutrition Facts
Bhoger khichuri
Amount Per Serving
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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