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Indian Cooking For Beginners; Try Making Khichri At Home

September 21, 2018 Admin 15 min Lifestyle
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(This article is for all those, who love Indian foods and cooking)

Well, if you are in a new city and do not have someone in home to cook for you and are tired of paying a big amount of money to restaurants ; then it may be a good time for you to learn cooking. Try something very basic in nature, which can be prepared fast and without much Hussle.  If  you are Indian, the food which first comes to mind  is Khichdi.

There are many varieties of khichri, among the many varieties present, let’s look at the variety called BHUNI KHICHRI. It is very tasty and easy to make.


Bhuni Khichri

  • Preparation time – 20 minutes
  • Cooking time – 20 minutes



  • Masoor Dal (Washed)  --- 1 cup                        
  • Raw  Rice – 2 cup                                                 
  • Cauliflower --- 5/6 cloves                                   
  • Carrot ---- 1 (Medium sized)                              
  • Green peas --- 100 gms (1/2 cup)                     
  • Green Chilli --- 1                                                    
  • Tomato --- 1 large size                                         
  • Coriander leaves –Few                                       
  • Potato --- 2 (Large Sizes )                                   
  • Beans/ Seem ---50 gms (approx. 7 to 8 in number)
  • Onion – 2 (Big size)
  • Garlic – 5/6 clove
  • Ginger – 20 gms (approx. )
  • Turmeric Powder –  ½  teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt --- ¾  teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1teapsoon
  • White cooking oil – 4/5 table spoon
  • Water  ---1 litre
  • Ghee – 2 to 3 teaspoon
  • Dry red  chilli-- 1
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Procdure / Method:

1) Cut onion in little pieces. Grate ginger and peel out the garlic & crush. Cut all the the  vegetables in medium size.


2) Now in a cooker or in any container, para boil (half boil ) the dal with salt. Now  in another vessel put oil  and heat it. When it becomes  hot, then add all the vegetables except tomato and coriander leaves  in it  & fry  a little bit. Stir constantly. Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder & cumin powder one by one and fry in low flame. When the smell of  fried vegetables  starts rising, then transfer the container from the oven  & keep it aside.


3) Again put the cooker /container with the parboil dal on oven and add rice to it. Add appropriate water, as mentioned before  and  salt (according to taste) and let it boil. When it starts to almost boil, then add fried vegetables and tomatoes in it and again boil till all the vegetables and rice and dal are properly cooked.


4) Now  In a container, put the ghee and let it get warm on the oven, by heating.Add cumin seeds and red chilli in it. When it start popping(or cracking), then immediately put this mixture   in the khichri and stir the khichri nicely. Add coriander leaves in it & again stir and cover the lid of container. Let  it be like that  for 15 to 20 minutes and then serve hot.

Final Dish
Final Dish
Hope you enjoy your khichri.

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