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Dimer Khichuri (Egg Khichdi): Recipe

BY SOMREETA MUKHERJEE

It has been raining incessantly in Kolkata. Now, the magic of Kolkata rains is incomplete without a hot and steaming bowl of delicious khichuri. That is why, we have Dimer Khichuri or Egg Khichdi for lunch today. Wish to know the recipe? Keep reading!

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COOKING TIME: 30 minutes

 LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  • Rice (1 cup): 200 g (not boiled, preferably Gobindobhog rice)
  • Masoor dal (1 cup): 200 g
  • Eggs: 2
  • Bay leaves: 2
  • Jeera: 1 tablespoon
  • Dry red chillies: 2
  • Onions (large): 2 (roughly and finely chopped)
  • Ginger: 1 ½ tablespoon (shredded)
  • Garlic- 1 tablespoon (shredded)
  • Garam masala powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Jeera powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric- ½ teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar: 1 tablespoon
  • Cooking oil- 3 tablespoon
  • Ghee- 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves: a few sprigs
  • Green chillies- 3
  • Drinking water: 3 cups

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wash the rice and dal thoroughly in running water. Set aside.

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  • Whip the eggs and a pinch of salt in a bowl.

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  • Heat ½ tablespoon oil on a tawa and spread out as an omelette.

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  • Fry it and then shred it into small pieces. Set aside.

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  • In a kadhai, heat 2½ tablespoon oil and add bay leaves, jeera and dry chillies.

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  • When the aroma is nice, add onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic. Fry them together.

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  • When the colour turns brownish, add turmeric, jeera powder, garam masala powder, salt and sugar. Add the fried egg pieces. Sauté. Keep the flame low.

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  • After about 5 minutes, add the rice and dal and mix well with the spices. Add coriander leaves.

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  • Now, pour all the ingredients in a pressure cooker.

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  • Add adequate water and seal the lid.
  • Cook on medium flame for about 3 whistle, which shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes.

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  • Keep the lid intact for another 5-10 minutes, release the pressure. Add ghee for that mouth-watering aroma.
  • You may garnish with some fresh green coriander leaves, fried eggs and green chillies. Serve it hot with alu bhaja and masala papad.

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So, cooking Dimer Khichuri can be really rewarding on a rainy day like this! It is delicious and again, it is one of those easy one-pot meals that caters to everyone’s taste buds. What are you having for lunch today?

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  1. sushmita mazumdar says:

    ahaaa Somreeta.. rainy season and khichuri.. perfect combo http://gupshupavenue.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

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