Vegetable Khichuri(সবজি খিচুরি রান্না)

Vegetable khichuri or Sobji Khichuri is a very popular dish in our country, specially in winter or rainy season. Sobji khichuri is a healthy and delicious. It is a nice combination of rice and lentil. Traditional vuna khichuri is made with aromatic rice and brown lentil.

Rice Ingredients:

#Polao rice – 2 cups
#Masoor daal (lentil) – 1 cup
#Ginger paste – 2 teaspoons
#Garlic paste – ½ teaspoon
#Ground turmeric – ½ teaspoon
#Whole cumin – 1 teaspoon
#Bay leaves – 2
#Chopped onion – ½ cup
#Green chili – 4 to 5
#Salt – 1½ teaspoon
#Oil – ¼ cup
#Ghee – 2 tablespoons

Vegetable Ingredients:

#Cauliflower pieces – 1 cup
#Potato pieces – 1 cup
#Beans – ½ cup
#Sliced carrots – ½ cup
#Sweet peas – ½ cup

Preparation:

#Mix all the vegetables, except for the sweet peas, with a dash of salt and lightly fry in about 2 tablespoons of oil. Keep aside.
#Clean the rice and daal together and drain the water out.
#Mix with ginger, garlic, turmeric and bay leaves, and add 5 to 6 cups of warm water with salt. Start cooking over medium heat.
#Stir a few times.
#Once the mix starts boiling, add the fried vegetables, sweet peas and green chili.
#Cover and keep over low heat.
#Stir once again after 3 to 4 minutes and keep covered.
#Once the water dries up after another 5 to 6 minutes, keep aside over very low heat to keep it warm.
#Heat oil in a separate pan and brown the onions and cumin.
#Once fried, add them to the rice and mix thoroughly but gently.
#Keep the rice covered and turn off the heat after a couple of minutes.
#Mix in the ghee before serving hot.

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