Monday, October 15, 2012

Bhoger Khichuri or Puja Special Khichdi

The blue sky the Shiuli Flower or Night Jasmine the Kash Flower the sound of Dhak make us mad during the Spring Season. Because it’s the time for  “Maa Durga” to come to maternal house. We all Bengali’s wait for this around the year. Every year during this festive season my Maa used to cook so many different kinds of dishes. For us any festival starts and ends with the food only.

During this time a very famous dish of ours is Khichuri or Khichdi. My Maa used to prepare a perfect “Bhoger Khichuri . The taste of that Bhoger Khichuri is just out of the world. Today morning I called my Maa to ask that particular recipe only. And it came out just too good. If you are a Bhoger Khichuri lover then please try my recipe. It’s too good.

Preparation time: 20 mints.

Cooking time: 40 mints.


1.Gobindobhog Rice: 2 cups.

2. Yellow Moong Dal : 2 Cups.

3.Cauliflower ( cut into small size).
4.One medium size potato ( cut into cube size).
5.One medium chopped tomato.
6.Green peas : half cup.
7.Green chilies: 3 to 4.
8.Shreded coconut two table spoon.
9.One dray red chili, few cumin seeds.
10.One tea spoon ginger paste.
11.Turmeric powder: 1 tea spoon, Cumin Powder: half tea spoon.
12.Garama masala powder: half tea spoon,Bhaja masla : half tea spoon (dry red chili and cumin
seeds roasted and grinded).
13.Ghee 2 table spoon.
14.Mustard oil : 3 table spoon.
15.Salt & Sugar As per taste.


Dry roast the moong dal, and soaked it in warm water.

Now add the ghee and the oil in a vessel and add the potato and cauliflower. Fry till it golden
brown. And keep it aside.

Now on that same vessel add the cumin seeds and dry red chili, after that add the chopped tomato and green chilies.

Now after 2 mints add the shredded coconut, turmeric powder, cumin powder, green peas salt and sugar and cook for some time.

Now add the washed rice and the soaked dal, mix with everything nicely and fry for some time.

Now add 5 cup of water and cook with a lid. When the rice and dal 80 % done then add the fried cauliflower.

Cook till it done.Before switch off the gas add the Bhaja mosla, Garam Masala and little ghee.

Serve hot with Labra or Cabbage curry and Beguni.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Poulami,
    We live in Doha. My wife has just concieved. She currently has strong food urges. Since she is very week I am the one who is managing the kitchen these days. She wanted to have Khichuri...strangeley she never liked it before. Tried searching for some Bhoger Khichuri recipes as that I believe is the best version of yours. Tried it word to word except that I had to add more water.The final product was amazing...she ate the whole did I as well & now both of us are eyeing at the bhog that we have given to thakur.
    thanks a tonne Paulami.