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Bhoger Khichuri | Niramish Bhoger Khichuri

Bhoger khichuri or Niramish Bhoger Khichuri is a Bengali dish prepared with rice, moong lentils, vegetables, and spices that is dedicated to God on special occasions.
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Khichdi Recipes, No Onion No Garlic Recipes
Yield: 4 people
Author: Amrita


  • 1 cup Gobindobhog Chal (Fragrant Rice)
  • 1 cup Sona Moong Dal (Yellow Lentil)
  • 7-8 nos Cauliflower Florets
  • 3 nos Potato, medium cut in to halves
  • ¼ cup Green Peas
  • 8-10 nos Cashew Nuts
  • 10-12 nos Raisins
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Bengali Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 no Tomato, medium finely chopped
  • 2 no Green Chilli
  • 1 no Bay Leaf
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1-2 no Cardamom Pods
  • 2 no Clove
  • 1-2 no Dry Red Chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 5-6 tablespoon Mustard Oil


  • Wash and soak the rice for 20 minutes.
  • Dry roast the moong dal. allow it to cool and later wash it.
  • Blanch the cauliflower florets and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee fry cashew nuts and raisins and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok and fry the potatoes using little turmeric powder and salt. after frying keep them aside.
  • Similarly, fry the cauliflower florets and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile, take the dry spices turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder in a bowl and add water to make a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
  • Heat remaining oil and add the whole spices.
  • After sometime add chopped tomatoes, green chilli, and ginger paste. Cook them well.
  • Now add the spice paste into it and give a good mix.
  • Next add green peas and fried potatoes into it. Add washed and soaked rice and dal and mix well with spices.
  • Add required water and cover the wok with a lid. Cook until the rice and dal are done.
  • Finally, add fried cauliflower florets, cashew nuts, raisins, and mix them.
  • Add required salt and sugar at this time.
  • When the water is almost dried up, add ghee on top and serve hot.