Rainy Day Special: Hilsa Khichuri

Lifestyle Desk
Published : 17:09, Jul 24, 2018 | Updated : 17:11, Jul 24, 2018

It’s raining. So khichuri should be in your food list. If it is khichuri with Hilsa fish then it awesome. Let’s have hilsa khichuri tonight.    


For khichuri:

Polau rice-chinigura/kalijira/bashmoti - 2 cups

Moshoor dal - 1 cups

Onion - 1/4 cup chopped

Ground turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon

Green chilies - 4-5 pieces

Bay leaf - 2 pieces

Soybean oil - 1/4 cup

Water - 10-11 cups

For fish

hilsa fish - 8 pieces

Onion paste - 1/4 cup

Mustard paste - 1 tablespoon

Garlic paste - 1 teaspoon

Cumin paste - 1/2 teaspoon

Red chili powder - 1 teaspoon

Ground turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon

Salt - to taste

Mustard oil - 1/4 cup


Fish Preparation:

Cut and wash fish pieces well. Drain all water. Sprinkle a pinch of turmeric and salt. Heat 3 tablespoon oil in a fry pan and fry fish pieces a little. Keep aside. Heat remaining oil in a pan and add onion paste and all other ingredients. Keep stirring for 2 minutes. Place the fish pieces and mix gently with gravy. Cook for two or three minutes. Remove from heat and keep aside.

Khichuri Preparation:

Clean the rice and daal together and drain the water out. Heat soybean oil in a deep bottom pan and fry onion until soft. Add rice and daal and fry for two minutes. Mix with turmeric and bay leaves, green chili and add 5 to 6 cups of warm water with salt. Start cooking over medium heat. Stir a few times. Once the water dries up after another 5 to 6 minutes, add the cooked fish and green chilies. Cover and keep over low heat for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and keep covered before serving. Sprinkle fried onion over it before serving.