Bengali Masoor Dal Khichdi

Khichdi is a traditional Indian dish cooked in almost all states of India with variety in seasoning, vegetables and lentils along with rice. For Indians, a simple pot of Khichdi may be a comfort food. For others, it is a mourning food and for others, it is a soft food to be consumed during illness. Khichdi as a meal has different values for the various people of India. In some states like Bengal, Khichdi is an offering food for the deities. Though Khichdi is prepared with Lentil and Rice However, Bengali Khichdi is not synonymous to North Indian Khichdi! Khichdi is considered as a comfort food in North India while Bongs prefer to have Khichdi during monsoon and winter and it is considered as a heavy food.

Ghee

 

2 table spoon

 

Cloves

 

3

 

Cinnamon

 

3

 

Cardamom

 

3

 

Bay Leaf

 

2

 

Cumin

 

1 tea spoon

 

Garlic

 

4 cloves

 

Ginger

 

1 tablespoon

 

Onions

 

1

Chopped

Green Chili

 

3

Chopped

Tomatoes

 

1

Chopped

Turmeric Powder

 

½ tea spoon

 

Red Chilli Powder

 

½ tea spoon

 

Salt

 

1 tea spoon

 

Sugar

 

1 tea spoon

 

Red lentils

musoor malka dal

1 cup

 

Rice

 

1 cup

Wash and soak for 60 minutes

Potatoes

 

1 big

Boiled and peeled

Water

 

4 cups

 

 

  1. In a pressure cooker heat one tablespoon ghee.
  2. Add the Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Bay Leaf, Cumin, Ginger and Garlic
  3. Temper for around 15 seconds.
  4. Add the onions and green chilli and sauté for around 2 minutes
  5. Add the tomatos, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Salt, Sugar
  6. Mix well and stor fry till the tomatoes start releasing water. For around 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Add the Dal, rice and stir well.
  8. Add 4 cups of water.
  9. Close the pressure cook lid and give 4 whistles.

Add one table spoon of ghee and serve hot.

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