Bhoger Khichuri (Bengali Traditional Yellow Lentil Khichdi)

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Bhoger Khichuri (Bengali Traditional Yellow Lentil Khichdi)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :2 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 40 Min

Total Time : 2 Hr 40 Min


Serves : 2
  • 1 cups yellow lentil (moog dal)

  • 3/4 cups gobindobhog rice or any other rice

  • 1 nos potato, diced (optional)

  • 1 tsp grated ginger

  • 1/2 tsp panch phoron (whole spice blend)

  • 3 nos dried red chillies

  • 3 nos green chillies, slitted

  • 2 tbsp ghee

  • 1 pinch hing

  • 2-3 pinch turmeric powder

  • 2 nos bay leaves

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (or according to taste)


  • Wash and soak the rice in water for 1/2 an hour.
  • Dry roast the yellow lentil till the aroma starts coming out. Don’t over fry it.
  • Soak the roasted yellow lentil in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Shallow fry the diced potato in a pan and keep aside.
  • Now, in a pressure cooker, pour the rice, yellow lentil, green chillies, potato and salt. Add water and cover the lid. Leave it on high flame for 3-4 whistles. Turn off the flame and wait till the pressure cools down.
  • If you are not using pressure cooker then boil water in a saucepan and add rice, yellow lentil, green chillies, potato and salt. Lower the flame and cook for 20 minutes or till everything gets well cooked and the water gets absorbed. But, don’t dry it up completely.
  • In a separate small pan, heat ghee and add bay leaves, dried red chillies, hing and whole spice blend. Stir for 2-3 seconds and turn off the flame immediately.
  • Remove the pressure cooker or saucepan lid and immediately pour the ghee along with the mixture on it.
  • Add turmeric powder and stir it very well.
  • Cover the lid and let it set for 10-15 minutes. The Bhoger Khichuri is ready to be served now.