Chire’r Khichuri

Khichuri is a one pot comfort food for Indians and there are tons of variations to it. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian. Thick consistency and watery consistency. But I try to cook traditional and lost recipes a lot whenever I can lay my hands on. Today I found a recipe from Tagore’s home and I immediately made and relished it. I followed to the T. It’s a heritage and a lost recipe for sure

Course – Main meal

Cuisine – Indian (West Bengal state)

Author – Madhu’s Kitchen

Difficulty level – Easy

Serves -2 people

Preparation time -10 mins, Cooking time-10 Mins


1 cup Chire or flat rice

1/2 cup Moong Dal

1/2 tsp ginger julienned

1 medium size onion chopped fine

2-3 peanuts

1” cinnamon stick chopped fine

2-3 raisins

1 bay leaf

1-2 green chillies chopped fine

1/2 tsp turmeric powder


Salt as per taste


In a pan roast the Moong Dal and set aside. Smear with turmeric powder and half boil. Drain the water. Soak the Chire for a little time and drain. Mix the Moong Dal and Chire and add salt. Set aside. In a pan heat ghee and add julienned ginger, chopped onions, green chillies, bay leaf and cinnamon and fry until onions are softened. Add peanuts, raisins and add Chire & Dal. Stir a little but don’t overdo. Drizzle with ghee and enjoy hot

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