Hello lovely foodies! Today is a very auspicious day for many religions in India. Gudi Pawda, Cheti Chand, ugadi – all fall today. So, I want to share a very special recipe today to celebrate this day.
Bhuni Khichdi is an authentic dish of West Bengal. Mostly in religious occasions, this khichdi is made to offer the deities.
- Rice (Basmati, Gobinda Bhog etc.): - 2 cups
Yellow moong dal (split yellow gram):- 11/2 cups
- Cauliflower (Sliced):- 1 cup
- Carrot (chopped):- 1
- Beans (chopped):- 5-6 pieces
- Peas:- 1/2Cup
- Ginger paste:- ½ teaspoon
- Cashew nut:- 10-12
- Raisins:- 15-16
- Bay Leaf:- 2
- Cloves:- 2
- Green Cardamom:- 2
- Cinnamon: 2
- Turmeric powder:- 1 teaspoon
- Refined Oil:- 1/2Cup
- Ghee:- 2 tablespoon
- Sugar:- 2 teaspoon
- Salt:- to taste
- Wash and soak the rice.
- Toast the moong dal, wash and keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep pan and when hot, add the bay leaf and garm mashala and fry on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add cauliflower, carrot, beans, ginger paste, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and fry on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the drained rice, moong dal and mix well. Cook for 3 whistles.
- Now, add 3 cups of water, cover the pan and cook in low flame.
- Off the flame when the rice and dal well cooked. Add the Ghee and mix well. Cover it for 5 minutes, and then serve.