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Kaun Khichudi and Mashkalai Khichudi of Bangladesh

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With the low pressure reigning over Bengal and Orissa, the rains and cyclone bring to memory different khichudi dishes. That hot and steamy Khichudi turns monsoon rains into a symphony! Get Bengal brings you some lesser known khichudi recipes from different districts of Bangladesh, to help you celebrate the rains with a difference. Watch the rain clouds, get some Kaun rice or Mashkalai and prepare these simple recipesof Bangladesh.

Kaun Khichudi (Chakma)
Ingredients:

Kaun rice 2 cups
Dal (Moong) 2 cups
Chopped onions and garlic 2tbs
Oil   half a cup
Cardamom and clove paste 1 teaspoon
Ginger and garlic paste 1 teaspoon

How to make:   
1.    Wash the rice and dal.
2.    Add some oil and vegetables you wish to add to the khichudi and shallow fry them. 
3.    Mix all the spices with chopped onion and garlic with the fried vegetables and keep stirring.
4.    Then add some warm water to it and let it boil.
5.    Reduce the flame and bring it down once it gets dried.
6.    Serve hot

Mashkalai Khichudi

Ingredients:

Mashkalai Dal 1 cup
Rice (Govindobhog) 1 cup
Chopped onions 2tbs
Oil half a cup
Ginger and chillipaste 1 teaspoon
Haldi powder  Half teaspoon
Cumin paste Half teaspoon
Ghee 1 teaspoon

How to make:   
1.    Wash and boil the dal.
2.    Once dal is boiled, add the rice to it, along with the ginger and chilli paste and spices as mentioned above.
3.    Mix all the spices and keep stirring. This khichudi needs to be a bit liquid, Accordingly add warm water.
4.    Then add ghee and let it boil. 
5.    Reduce the flame and bring it down once it gets dried. 
6.    Serve hot