Bhuna Khichuri – basic

Khichuri (also known as khichri in the Indian subcontinent) is a dish essentially of rice and lentils. There are an infinite varieties of Khichuri.

This version is a basic version quite common in Bangladesh and is often eaten with fried eggplants or scrambled eggs.


  • MoogdAl 1 cup
  • PolAu RiceĀ  2 cups
  • Finely diced ginger 2 tsp
  • Salt 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon Sticks 2/3
  • Bayleaf 2 [small ones]
  • Ghee 1/2 cup
  • Cloves 4/5


  1. Wash the rice
  2. Fry the dAl separtely for a while.
  3. Lightly fry in ghee the ginger and bay leaves
  4. Then add the rice, dAl, and salt, fry for about 10 minutes. Medium to medium high heat
  5. Add five cups of boiling water and the salt
  6. As soon as the water comes up to boil, put a lid on it. :)
  7. Simmer on low heat for 20/25 minutes
  8. You could add beresta to it or you could make it spicier by adding turmeric and chilli powder. I use 1/2 tsp of the former and 1 tsp of the latter. [I like it hot]


6 thoughts on “Bhuna Khichuri – basic”

  1. Hi thank you for putting up this recipe I have been looking everywhere for this.. do you know any other bengali traditional food

  2. coming from me since i live in america, i would love to learn more food dishes from bangledesh. i think sonme of yalls food should be broutgh over to america. yall deserve to be recognized ^_^ :) ^,,^

  3. your stuff needs things that people can get at a rugular grocery store. it also needs stuff that people can under stand

  4. So I made the recipe, and it was delicious. However, the mung beans I bought were neither hulled, nor split; they had a green hull around the yellow part. So, they didn’t cook very well. Can’t wait to try it again, my Bengali friend said the salt and spices were just right. Thanks!

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