Manipuri Khechi

Manipuri Khechi is local variant of commonly known as Khichdi – mixup of rice and lentil cooked with local herbs. Quite easy to make, filling and nutritious it is.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups short grain rice / cheng
  • 1/2 cup toor dal / hawai mairongbi
  • 1/4 cup hawai musori /masoor dal
  • 2 tbs cooking oil
  • 1 tbs ghee
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup green garlic chopped / maroi nakuppi
  • 1 teaspoon ginger crushed / sing asuba
  • 5 green chillies / slit lengthwise
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida / hing
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes /morok asuba
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Fry bay leaves and green garlic.
  2. Add ginger, green chillies, coriander seeds and cumin seeds. Fry till well cooked.
  3. Add turmeric powder and chilli flakes. Add daal and mix well.
  4. Add 2 cups of water. Cover and continuing heating till dal is cooked.
  5. Add rice, add 1 cup water and continue heating till rice is cooked.
  6. Add ghee and mix well.
  7. Serve manipuri Khichri with salad and curry.

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