Nutritious bengali style Khichri- “My way” :D

Hello my holistic friends,

I know i am posting a recipe after a long break. Actually my husband loves khichri. He can  have khichri almost every night. I know it is healthy so i try to make it for him at least twice a week but by adding some variety. So today i made “Bengali style Khichri” and thought to share the recipe with all of you.


1 cup rice

1 cup masoor daal

1 Tbsp chana daal

1 +1/2 cups yellow mung daal

1 bay leaf

2 Green cardamom

1 cinnamon stick

2  cloves

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 Onion sliced

3 medium potatoes sliced

1/2 cup peas, chopped carrots,chopped green and red bell peppers and cauliflower florets

1/2 tsp ginger+garlic paste

salt to taste

 1 1/2 tsp Immunity mix (mentioned in my Immunity stimulating foods post),

 1 tsp ghee


Wash and soak all the daals and rice for 30 mins. Drain daal and rice and keep aside. Semi crush cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Heat ghee in a nonstick pan, add cumin seeds, bay leaf , crushed spices, ginger-garlic paste , immunity mix and salt. Stir for a minute or until you smell the spices. Add onions and potatoes and stir fry. Add rest of the veggies and mix well. Now, slowly add the daals and rice and stir for about a minute. Add enough water to cover the mix. Stir and bring to boil then cover and simmer on medium heat till the rice and daal are cooked.

Garnish with coriander leaves and shredded carrots (optional)

Walaaaahhh!!!! here is a tasty, nutritious khichri ready to eat. have it with plain yogurt (dahi) or lassi and papad.

Oh and all you cooking experts out there. U guys know your measurements better so please feel free to make the necessary changes 😉

Stay healthy, be happy- “All is well” 🙂



One response to this post.

  1. Hi Radhika,
    I enjoyed reading your blog and personal page. I look forward to making the recipes you posted this week.

    I’m prejudiced with ghee even though I use it in kid’sdiet. Now,I’m confortable with using it moderately.

    I’m interested down the line if you can share your knowledge on why left overs is not a good idea. I make meals for week days on sundays. Also, a typical food groups on a weekly basis for children and adults is helpful as well:)
    Take care,


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