Friday, April 4, 2014

Bihari Kichdi - Bihar Special

After Assam, now we are travelling towards Bihar, this state is situated in Eastern part of India, its one of the largest states in India. Bihari cuisine is an influence of different regions of India. A normal Bihari meal consists of rice,dal,vegetable and pickle.One among the popular bihari recipe is this kichdi/Khichdi, is a one pot meal prepared by using rice,lentils and seasoned with spices. Usually this nutritious kichdi is serve with chaar yaar which goes for curd,chutney,pickles, papads,ghee and another vital item of Bihari cuisine called Chokha. Chokha is prepared simply with mashed boiled potatoes, seasoned with chopped onions, green chillies. Bihari cuisine involves sattu flour, a powder gram flour which is widely used in Litti, a another Bihari popular dish, parathas and in many drinks.

Traditionally Bihari cuisine is cooked with mustard oil which has low cholestrol content and the seasoning goes for panchforan, a mixture of 5 seeds in equal parts,the seeds are cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, aniseed, mustard seeds and onion seeds consists the panchforan.Ghee is very much used in Bihari cuisine and trust me i used ghee for tempering for making this delicious kichdi.Most of the Bihari sweets are prepared usually with dairy products. I enjoyed this bowl of comforting food with some pickle for my lunch few days back.Make this nutritious kichdi and enjoy while the weather is down,  a super comforting food definitely.


Recipe Source:Asha of Foodie's Hope
1cup Rice
1/2cup Moongdal
1/2cup Masoor dal
1cup Mixed vegetables
4tbsp Ghee
1no Dry red chillies
2nos Bayleaves
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tbsp Ginger garlic paste
Salt

To grind:
1no Cardamom
3nos Cloves
1no Black cardmom
1inch Cinnamon stick
1/2tsp Chilly powder
1tsp Cumin seeds
2tsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Garam masala
1/2tsp Turmeric powder

Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the dry red chilly, bay leaves,cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste, fry for a few minutes.

Add now the masoor dal,moongdal and fry until they turns slightly brown.

Add the rice cook for few minutes, now add the vegetables,3cups of water, salt , close it with the lid and cook upto 3 whistles.

Meanwhile roast all the spices given under the list to Grind and grind as fine powder.

Once the steam gets released, open the cooker, add the grounded powder, adjust the spice level.

Serve with chaar yaars.

46 comments:

  1. Nice recipe akka.. I am learning kichadi varieties now.. i think this will be my next try.. :) Glad to travel with you to all states.. :)

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  2. Lovely kichadi .Love to know different states and their authentic cusines .

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  3. kichdi looks yummy and colorful Priya. Love the presentation.

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  4. Perfect one pot meal for any busy day.

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  5. Very tempting Kichdi and with that pickle it would do wonders ...

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  6. nice one dear. Nice comfort food.

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  7. i loved the bowl and so as the pickle. Bihar is also famous for aggressive people :D

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  8. bihari naale spicy dhaan yummy khichdi..

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  9. looks absolutely inviting.. yummy!!

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  10. nice Kichadi.. Love this one pot meal

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  11. nice and comforting meal, simple flavors

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  12. this is nice one pot meal, lovely recipe

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  13. healthy and delicious!!! nice clicks!!

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  14. Nice one-pot meal recipe and love the click too. Though I prepare Maharashtrian Kichdi, this looks inviting.

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  15. Nice post .... this recipe has all nutrients protein ,carb's and goodness of all veggies...Bihari special is super

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  16. wow super filling and yummy khichidi aks... I never say no to delicious kichidi...

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  17. Nice one pot kichdi.. makes for a warm and comforting meal

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  18. this is great sis..thanks for sharing this recipe.. through these kind of events we are learning new recipes..

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  19. looks yumm, never made kichdi always wanted to try one.

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  20. Bookmarked the khichdi as this is the most comforting meal and a variety of khichdi is a must in our house...real good one.

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  21. Such a comforting and healthy kichadi,it has come out very well and the rice is cooked perfectly..

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  22. I'm totally loving this series of recipes Priya. As always, loved reading through the info on the cuisine and beautiful shot too :)

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  23. Healthy n tempting one pot meal!!

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  24. Sounds very flavorful....Love to taste this..

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  25. Lovely Khichdi and great pictures. One pot meals are my favorite.

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  26. Khichdi is always a comforting food. Lovely clicks.

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  27. Kichdi is my favourite. Your kichdi bowl is so inviting. Lovely dish.

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  28. That is such a nutritious one pot meal.. Looks yummy!!

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  29. Love the addition of spices in this khichdi Priya!

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  30. That is one comforting kichidi am feeling bad am the commenting so late as i saw this fb and was drooling badly :) fabulous kichidi and wonderful click aks :)

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  31. Such a delicious one pot meal. Looks absolutely delicious..

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  32. Such a lovely bowl of Kichidi..very inviting picture priya..

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  33. I like the motif at the bottom of the photo priya - whats the photo editor you use >

    and the bowl of khichdi is so earthy and appealing...

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  34. A lot of states have khichdi in common! This version looks nice:)

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  35. It s amazing how one name has has so many variants. Love the khichidi. Bookmarking it.

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  36. this bowl is so hearty and healthful

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  37. Kichdi has to top the comfort food and one pot meal list :) Looks super delicious!

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  38. Healthy and delicious khichdi :)

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  39. This is a one pot meal . I have never made khichadi before and I tried this one. It was tasty and very filling too.

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  40. This is a one pot meal. I have never made any khichadi before. This was the first time ever I made one and it was nice and filling.

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  41. that is one filling one pot meal, with a raita along, i m settled!!

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  42. Love the one pot comforting meal and also the pot. :)

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  43. Flavorful & yummy kichidi.. Sure want to try this dish.

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  44. Kichidi looks very appetizing, Priya!

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