Khichuri

Bengali Red Lentil Risotto

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in

Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

Instant Indian

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

A khichuri (or khichdi) is a classic rice and lentil mélange, prepared differently all over India. This particular red lentil variation is from Bengal. It is distinct in its use of fried onions to imbue rich flavor and cauliflower, potatoes, green peas, and a beautiful drizzle of cumin-scented ghee round out this hearty, comforting dish. To make this dish vegan, you can use coconut oil instead of the ghee.