Bengali Khichuri for Arusuvai

For Arusuvai Friendship Chain Manasi send me two homemade powders. One is curry powder which is for 'Chavli Curry' from Nupur's : One Hot Stove blog and second is Masale Bhat powder which is for 'Masala Bhat' from Ashwini's: Food For Thought blog. Thanks Manasi for sending me these lovely powders. I made Katachi Aamati with Nupur's Masala and now I am making Khichuri with Ashwini's Masala. This is also Ashwini's recipe. I made two small changes. Instead of yellow moong daal, I used moong daal with skin & instead of Garam Masala, I used Ashwini's Masala Bhat's Masala.

To read this recipe in Marathi Click Here

Basmati Rice: 1/2 Cup
Moong Daal with Skin: 1/2 Cup
Finely Chopped Onion: 1/2 Cup
Finely Chopped Vegetables (Potato, Carrots, Cauliflower etc): 1 Cup
Ginger Paste: 3/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp
Bay Leaves: 2
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder: 1 tsp
Coriander Powder: 1 & 1/2 tsp
Masale Bhat's Masala: 1 tbsp
Salt to Taste


1. Dry roast moong daal untill golden brown. Let it cool.

2. Wash rice with water 2-3 times. Drain water and keep aside.

3. Heat oil in a heavy bottom sauce pan. Add cumin seeds and bay leaves. When they sizzle add finely chopped onion. Fry onions till golden brown. Then add ginger paste. Cook for 2 minutes.

4. Then add vegetables, rice & daal. Then add turmeric, chilli & coriander powder. Mix all these ingredients very well for 3-4 minutes.

5. Then add 2 Cups hot water & salt to taste. Stir all ingredients very well. Bring water to boil. Then cover the pot with lid and cook until done. If required add extra hot water.

6. When daal & rice are cooked, heat oil in small kadhai & add Masala. Fry this masala for 15- 30 seconds. Add this masala & ghee to the khichuri. Mix well this khichuri. Cover pot with lid again & remove pot from heat. Keep this pot covered with lid for 4-5 minutes.

7. Serve this hot Khichuri with fried eggplant or any other sabji.

Thank you Manasi again for sending me those lovely spices. Now to continue this Arusuvai Friendship Chain I will send 2 secret ingredients to Hima and Roopa.

This is my entry for Sandeepa's RCI: Bengal Event and Pavani's MBP April : One Pot Wonder Event


Medhaa said...

Different recipe for me, looks yummy and very healthy. Thanks for sharing

Bong Mom said...

Thanks for this entry Trupti. Looks yummy

Swati Raman Garg said...

trupti you marathi page reminded me something.. gati rodhak pudhe aahe... the stuff i understood during my stay in pune and mumbai ... :) a veryyy nice idea of having posts in marathi ... really appreciated...

Sunshinemom said...

Chhaan diste, Trupti! That's one good phrase I know in Marathi! Liked the whole layout too!

Trupti said...

Thanks Medhaa, Sandeepa, Swati, Sunshinemom