Bengali Style Vegetable Khichdi
1 cup Basmati rice
½ cup split & husked moong dal
1-inch stick cinnamon
2 black cardamoms
2 bay leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 dry red chillies
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp red chilli powder
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp sugar
Salt to taste
3-5 tsp ghee
5-6 cups water
2 cups mixed vegetables (Carrot, green peas, cauliflower, eggplant, potato etc.)
Freshly chopped coriander, to garnish
• Soak dal & rice in sufficient water for 2 hours. Rinse off the excess water and keep it aside.
• Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon, black cardamom, dry red chilli
and allow it to crackle. Now, add the dal, rice and chopped vegetables. Sauté for 2 minutes.
• Add water, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, sugar, coriander and pressure cook for 4-5
whistles. Remove from heat.
• Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve with dahi, papad & achaar