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Bhoger and Masala Khichuri

Updated: Oct 18, 2020

Who doesn't crave Khichuri when it's raining outside? Bhoger Khichuri and Masala Khichuri are two absolute favorite traditional dishes that delight the appetite perfectly.


Bhoger Khichuri

2 tbsp cooking oil

1 small diced potato

1 cup cauliflower

3 dry red chilies

2 bay leaves

1 small cinnamon stick

3 cloves

2 cardamom

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 small chopped tomato

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp red chili

½ tsp turmeric

1 tsp ginger paste

½ cup-soaked moong dal

1 cup-soaked rice

4 cups of water

¼ cup green peas

3 green chilies

1 tsp ghee

1 tsp garam masala

Masala Khichuri

1 tbsp ghee

½ cup moong dal

1 cup of rice

4 cups of water

½ tsp turmeric

¼ tsp red chili powder

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp ghee

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp finely chopped ginger

2 chopped green chilies

½ cup chopped onion

1 small chopped tomato

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp red chili

¼ tsp coriander

½ tsp turmeric

¼ cup green peas

1 tsp ghee

1 tbsp fresh coriander


1. In a large pot, add cooking oil such as mustard oil or ghee

2. Stir in potato and cauliflower

3. Salt to taste

4. Transfer out the vegetables

5. Add cooking oil, dry red chilies, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom and stir

6. Stir in cumin seeds, salt, and chopped tomato

7. Add a splash of water along with turmeric, red chili, soaked rice, and soaked moong dal

8. Fry for 2 minutes

9. Pour water and the vegetables from earlier

10. Cook until soft on low-medium heat with the lid on

11. Add green peas and green chilies

12. Cook for another 5 minutes

13. Add ghee and garam masala before serving

14. To prepare the second type of khichuri, add moong dal along with rice in a pot with cooking oil

15. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes

16. Pour water, turmeric, red chili, and salt

17. Cook until soft with the lid on

18. Prepare masala in a pan by adding ghee, cumin seeds, ginger, green chilies, chopped onion, and tomato

19. Sauté for 5-6 minutes

20. Add peas and the soft moong dal and rice

21. Garnish with fresh coriander and ghee

22. Ready to Enjoy!


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