Entrees, Vegetarian

Khichra

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Khichra

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Course: EntreesDifficulty: Medium
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

2

hours 
Calories

180

kcal
Overnight

Ingredients

  • 2 kg. Beef (boneless)-cubes

  • 6 tsp. Salt

  • 6 tsp Chili (Lal Mirch)-powder

  • 2 tsp Turmeric (Haldi)-powder

  • 2 Bay Leaves (Tezpatta)

  • 350 gms. Daal Chana

  • 100 gms. Daal Masoor-Dhuli

  • 100 gms. Daal Moong Dhuli

  • 50 gms. Rice

  • 50 gms. Daal Toor

  • 50 gms. Daal Maash-Dhuli

  • 250 gms. Wheat-whole

  • 50 gms. Barley

  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil

  • 1 tsp. Garam Masala-powder

  • 2 Onion-large

  • 3 Lemon-juice

  • 10 Green Chilies-choppoed

  • 1 cup Fresh Coriander (Dhaniya) leaves-choppoed

  • 1/4 cup Ginger (Adrak) (Julian)

Directions

  • Soak all the grains overnight.
  • Fry the meat in oil. Add the 3 tsp. Salt, 1 tsp Turmeric (Haldi) powder, 4 tsp Chili powder, Bay leaves, and 8 cups of water. Cover and leave on low flame to tenderize until the meat is extremely soft.
  • Put the grains in a pot with 3 tsp. salt, 2 tsp chili powder and 1 tsp Turmeric (Haldi). Add 8 cups of water and cook on low flame till very soft. Add water if needed.
  • When meat and the grains are soft, mix them together. Cook on a very low flame, mashing rigorously. till it starts to boil and becomes bubbly.
  • Fry onion in oil (for Baghar) and for garnishing. Take out and keep aside the fried onion for garnishing and pour the oil in the pot.
  • Remove the pot from heat and serve with garam masala, fresh Coriander (Dhaniya) leaves, green chilies, fried onion and lemon.
  • TIP: whenever frying onion for “Baghar” or as accompaniment with Khichra, fry on very low heat for a good flavor. If fried on a high heat, it wiill just get a burnt sort of flavor.

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