Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Khichri In The Microwave

How about some Microwave Cooking folks? And that too the easiest of recipes Khichri or Khichuri as we Bongs call it!! This is somewhat “hatke” in the sense that it needs butter instead of oil. And trust me it is one of the yummiest dishes with the least labour. This was one of my most often dishes when I was a beginner, a novice in cooking and it never had failed me. You will need Gobindobhog rice for this and in case its impossible to obtain, use flavourful Basmati. This nutritious, palatable khichuri has a subtle yet distinct flavour of butter combined with cumin seeds and dry whole red chillies. So don’t count the calories, just indulge in…..

Khichri In Microwave

Khichri in Microwave

Khichri In Microwave



  • ¾ cupGobindobhog rice
  • ¾ cup pink Masoor daal/ lentils
  • 3 onions thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized potatoes each cut to 4 pieces, first horizontally then vertically
  • 2-3 whole dry red chillies
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 50-60 gms salted butter
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • 2 slit green chillies
  • Salt n sugar to taste

Khichri In Microwave


Wash rice and daal together and add the potatoes, turmeric powder, salt, 3-4 cups of water and cook covered for 20-25 minutes at 100% power in the microwave. Check and stir in between. Add more water if needed according to your preferred consistency. Now in another micro-safe bowl, heat butter at 100% power for 1 minute. Add cumin seeds, dry red chillies and heat for another minute at full power. Now add the onions and cook for 2 minutes at full power, add tomatoes sugar, green chillies and cook for 2 minutes at full power. Now pour this into the boiled rice and daal. Mix thoroughly and again put in the microwave for about 2 minutes at 100% power. Switch off the micro. Give it 5 minutes standing time for the flavours to get absorbed perfectly. Serve with a dollop of butter on the top and any fries of your choice…..

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