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:

Tanya Desigan said... Reply To This Comment

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.. :)

Sathya Priya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vidhya Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

kichdi looks yummy and colorful Priya. Love the presentation.

Savitha Ramesh said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect one pot meal for any busy day.

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

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

nandoos Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

nice one dear. Nice comfort food.

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

bihari naale spicy dhaan yummy khichdi..

Hari Chandana P said... Reply To This Comment

looks absolutely inviting.. yummy!!

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

nice Kichadi.. Love this one pot meal

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

nice and comforting meal, simple flavors

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

this is nice one pot meal, lovely recipe

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and delicious!!! nice clicks!!

Suja Ram said... Reply To This Comment

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

prethika skm said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jayanthi Padmanabhan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Preeti Tamilarasan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

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

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya Elias said... Reply To This Comment

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

Farin Ahmed said... Reply To This Comment

Kichadi looks delicious

Menaga sathia said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy n tempting one pot meal!!

priya satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Khichdi is always a comforting food. Lovely clicks.

Eliza Lincy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

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

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Love the addition of spices in this khichdi Priya!

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

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 :)

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

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...

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

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

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

this bowl is so hearty and healthful

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Usha R said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious khichdi :)

Shreeja Pillai said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shreeja Pillai said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rajani said... Reply To This Comment

Very flavourful khichdi!

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Kichidi looks very appetizing, Priya!