Bihari Kichidi

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Bihari Kichidi

Recipe and Photo Courtesy: Priya (my friend)


Basmati Rice -1 cup
Moong Dal-1/2 cup
Masoor Dal-1/2 cup
Water- 5 cups
Ghee – 2+2 tsp
Oil – 2 tsp
Onion -1 (fine chopped)
Tomato-1 average sized (fine chopped)
Garlic (2 pods)-fine chopped
Green chilies -3 slit vertically
Ginger Garlic paste -1/2 tsp
Jeera-1 tsp
Methi seeds-1/2 tsp
Cinnamon-1 inch stick
Cloves -4
Bay leaves -2
Whole black pepper -4
Garam masala -2 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- ½ tsp
Coriander leaves -4 sprigs
Salt-to taste

Cooking Directions:

-In a pan, dry roast the moong dal and masoor dal together on a low-medium flame till it gives out a nice aroma. Keep aside.
-In a pressure cooker/pressure pan on medium flame, add 2 tsp ghee. Add the whole spices, jeera, methi and garlic. Once they infuse their flavor, add slit green chilies, onions and ginger garlic paste.
-Sauté till translucent with a little salt.
-Add tomatoes, chilly powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Add 2 sprigs coriander leaves.
-Sauté for 3 min. Add water along with the dals and rice followed by the desired amount of salt.
-Pressure cook on medium flame until it whistles 4 times.
-Move away from the heat and let it release its pressure naturally.
-Add the remaining 2 tsp of ghee. Garnish with coriander leaves.
-Serve hot with lemon pickle, potato sabzi and papad.
Calorie per serving: 177 cal approx.


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Kichadi looks very authentic and yummy... Love the picture, wish I could scoop a few spoons now...

Aarthi said...

Am not a dig fan of kichadi,coz its healthy...but yours looks delicious!!

Priya said...

thanks so much Aarthi!

Priya said...

so sweet Ramya:)thank u!

Priyameena said...

Wonderful click..Very clear..Totally delicious

Priya said...

Thanks so much Priyameena!

Renu said...

never tried roasting the daals...sure the roasting step must have enhanced the flavors! BTW nice picture

Priya said...

Hey Renu..Thank u!Roasting the dal sure helps!:)

Prathibha said...

Amma prepares kitchidi by roasting the dal...It definitely brings out the flavour..
Looking yummy lol..

Chitra said...

nice khichdi,new to me...will try sometime:)

Pavithra said...

Nice kichdi and looks lovely too. Healthy...

Priya said...

thank i Pratibha and Chitra!Do try it out!

Priya said...

Thank u Pavithra!

Vrinda said...

Kichidi looks yummy and fresh..i never tried kichidi,i think its not so common in Kerala,will try sometime..

Priya said...

Hey Vrinda..thank u!Do try it and let us know how it turned out!

fourthsensesamayal said...

Nice dish and lovely pic.. :) Yummy it looks.. gonna try it out soon.. :)

Priya said...

Thank u fourthsensesamayal!

Meenakshi Venkateswaran said...


I am a new visitor to ur blog...ur recipes look lip-smacking delicious...Great collection too...

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