Monday, September 17, 2012

FOTE BHUGI KHICHNI ( Cardamom flavoured Khichdi)

This is another combo meal of Sindhi Cuisine. Khichni (rice and split moong dal cooked together with the flavours of cardamom) is served with Sai bhaji with accompaniments like tuk patata, fried papads or kachris, curd and pickle

Rice ..... 1 cup
Green moong dal (split) ... handful (or little more)
Green Cardamoms..... 3 - 4 ( split)
Cumin seeds .... 1/2 tsp
Pepper corns ..... 5-6
Ghee (clarified butter) ... 2 tbsp
Salt ...... to taste.
1. Wash the rice and dal together. Soak for at least half an hour.

2. Heat ghee in a pan and add the cardamom, cumin and pepper corns. Do not wait until they crackle. Add the rice and salt and stir fry for a minute.

3. Add double quantity of water ( if rice + dal are one and quarter cups, add two and half cups water)

4. Boil and then simmer until the rice is cooked. You will like the aroma of this rice dish when it is cooking.
5. This goes well with: SAI BHAJI (click to see the recipe)

Watch the Fote Bhugi Khichni Video


  1. droolworthy and yummy khichdi...:)

  2. Healthy, simple & flavorful kichdi!!!
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  3. Wow this looks so tempting:-)I am a big fan of sindhi cuisines

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  4. wow, that look delicious and aromatic and love how you are serving with different things :)

  5. simple and flavourful rice, liked the recipe a lot..

  6. Lovely presentation. Thank you for sending it to Iftar Moments and Any One Can Cook :)

  7. Once i tasted this yummy kitchdi in my sindhi friends house,she served with khadhi.. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

    1. Oh so you have already tasted and liked it

  8. Very new recipe to me!! And sounds so interesting too!! Must be delicious :)

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  9. that looks flavorful and yummy with the cardamom :)

  10. Never tried making cardamom flavored khichdi, lovely one.

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  11. That is so new to me!!! Sounds very flavorful and delicious!! Bookmarking it!!

    Thanks for linking it to my event!!!! Looking forward for more yummy recipes!!!


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