Exciting Recipe of Bhagalpuri Khichdi

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By Abhijit

Last Updated Aug 29, 2022


Exciting Recipe of Bhagalpuri Khichdi/Katarni Rice Bhagalpuri Khichdi

Exciting Recipe of Bhagalpuri Khichdi

Step by step today I will share a very Exciting Recipe of Bhagalpuri Khichdi/Katarni Rice Bhagalpuri Khichdi, which requires special rice that is Katarni rice. Katarni Rice is an exclusivity of Bihar. It is short-grained rice exclusively grown in Bihar in Bhagalpur, Munger, and Banka districts. It has a unique Aroma and Taste. Majorly used this rice for preparing rice pudding or Kheer; however, it is also cooked and used in other forms like biryani and Khichdi. This rice is rich in proteins, fibers, and carbohydrates. In this rainy season, we can use this rice for unique Khichdi by adding five types of dals/pulses which will be a very simple tasty, and healthy recipe.

Exciting Recipe of Bhagalpuri Khichdi

Equipment used to make Bhagalpuri Khichdi

  1. Big vessel
  2. Mixing bowl
  3. Tadka pan
  4. Spatula

Ingredients to make Bhagalpuri Khichdi

  1. Katarni rice-200 gm
  2. Chana dal/ Split Bengal gram-1/4th cup
  3. Moong Dal with skin/skinned green gram-1/4th cup
  4. Arhar dal/Yellow split Pigeon peas/Toor dal/Tuvar dal-1/4th cup
  5. Masoor dal/Red lentils-1/4th cup
  6. Moong dal yellow/yellow lentils-1/4th cup
  7. Ghee-3 tbsp
  8. Oil-2 tbsp
  9. Onion-1
  10. Green chili (chopped)-1
  11. Cumin seeds-1 tbsp
  12. Bay leaves-2
  13. Cloves-5
  14. Garlic-5 cloves
  15. Whole red chili-2
  16. Turmeric powder-1 tbsp
  17. Salt to taste
  18. Water-3 glass/ 1 liter

How to make Bhagalpuri Khichdi/Katarni Rice Bhagalpuri Khichdi

Add Katarni rice to a mixing bowl and allow it to soak for 15 minutes

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step1

Add chana dal and let it soak for another 5 minutes

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step2

Then add green Moong dal, yellow moong dal, Masoor dal, and Arhar dal and mix them

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step3

Now take a big vessel and add 3 tbsp ghee, and let it melt

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step4

Then add bay leaves,1 tbsp cumin seeds, chopped green chili, and garlic for tempering

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step5

Fry them nicely

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step6

As they splutter and sizzle add the soaked rice and dal

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step7

Add salt to taste

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step8

Add 1 tbsp turmeric powder and mix them nicely

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step9

Pour one-liter water; slowly and again mix them well

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step10

Now cover the lid and allow them to cook for 15 minutes on a low flame

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step11

After 15 minutes open the lid and check if the Khichdi is cooked or not, if not then again cover the lid and allow 7-8 minutes more to cook on low flame

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step12

If it is well cooked then mix them well and switch off the flame

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step13

Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a small pan, and add whole red chili, cumin seeds, and sliced onion for tempering

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step14

Once done then add the fried onion into the Khichdi

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step15

Transfer them to a serving plate and serve hot with Bengali labra

Bhagalpuri Khichdi step16

If you like this recipe, you can also go for chingrir bhuna khichuri/prawn Polenta

Exciting Recipe of Bhagalpuri Khichdi

Exciting Recipe of Bhagalpuri Khichdi

Stepby step today I will share a very Exciting Recipe of Bhagalpuri Khichdi/KatarniRice Bhagalpuri Khichdi, which requires special rice that is Katarni rice.Katarni Rice is an exclusivity of Bihar. It is short-grained riceexclusively grown in Bihar in Bhagalpur, Munger, and Banka districts.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bihar, Indian
Servings 4
Calories

Equipment

  • Big vessel
  • mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • tadka pan

Ingredients
  

  • 200 Katarni rice
  • 1/4th cup Chana dal/ Split Bengal gram
  • 1/4th cup Moong Dal with skin/skinned green gram
  • 1/4th cup Arhar dal/Yellowsplit Pigeon peas/Toor dal/Tuvar dal
  • 1/4th cup Masoor dal/Red lentils
  • 1/4th cup Moong dal yellow/yellow lentils
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 Cloves
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 whole red chili
  • 1 tbsp  turmeric powder
  • salt
  • 1 liter water

Instructions
 

  • Add Katarni rice in a mixing bowl and allow it to soak for15 minutes
  • Add chana dal and let it soak for another 5 minutes
  • Then add green Moong dal, yellow moong dal, Masoor dal and Arhar dal and mix them
  • Now take a big vessel and add 3 tbsp ghee, and let it melt
  • Then add bay leaves,1 tbsp cumin seeds , chopped green chiliand garlic for tempering
  • Fry them nicely
  • As they splutter and sizzle add thesoaked rice and dal
  • Add salt to taste
  • Add 1 tbsp turmeric powder and mixthem nicely
  • Pour one liter water; slowly andagain mix them well
  • Now cover the lid and allow them tocook for 15 minutes in low flame
  • After 15 minutes open the lid andcheck the Khichdi is cooked or not, if not then again cover the lid and allow7-8 minutes more to cook in low flame
  • If it is well cooked then mix themwell and switch off the flame
  • Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a small pan,and add whole red chili, cumin seeds and sliced onion for tempering
  • Once done then add the fried onioninto the Khichdi
  • Transfer them to a serving plate andserve hot with Bengali labra

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