• Vishwakarma Puja Special Bhog| Bhoger Khichuri| Moong Dal Khichdi| Grofers Rishta Food Products

    Come 17th September in the calendar and it marks the day of Vishwakarma Puja.  A day when artisans , craftsmen, factory workers, blacksmiths, carpenters , engineers  and people from all most all walks of life pay homage to Lord Vishwakarma . The work-shippers invoke inspiration from the god of Architecture and Engineering for creating noble products. There is immense enthusiasm among children and adults centering this day. The factories are decorated with colorful papers and the deity of lord Vishwakarma is offered puja and prasad. Flying kites, playing music and Vishwakarma Puja special bhog mark some special events of this day.  Khichdi or khichudi, aloo dum, papad, aloo and begun bhaja, kheer or payesh, boondi ladoo make some of the main dishes for prasad.

    Let us see the main dish Khichdi recipe that would leave your guests finger licking at the puja feast.

    The unique flavor of Bhoger Khichuri or Moong Dal Khichdi is unique that cannot be recreated. The credit goes to more than just the recipe. Infact it’s a concoction of newly cropped rice and lentils and the process of slow cooking for hours in clay pots. It’s a result of devotion and faith mixed with the hunger that keeps piquing with the strong aroma of the bhog.

    Rishta mung dal Khichri

    1 HOUR TO A PERFECT BHOGER KHICHURI | MOONG DAL KHICHDI

    Prep time 30 mins| Cook time 30 mins| serves: 4 servings

    INGREDIENTS

    • Gobindobhog Rice or any other short grain: 1 cup
    • Moong dal: 1 cup
    • Green peas: ½ cup
    • Ghee (clarified butter): 2 tbsp + more for serving
    • Ginger, minced: 1 tbsp
    • Hot water: 4 cups
    • Salt: 1 tsp
    • Sugar: 1 tbsp

    Whole spices:

    • Bay leaf: 1
    • Dry red chili: 1
    • Green cardamom, crushed: 4-5
    • Cinnamon stick: 1”
    • Clove: 4-5
    • Ground Spices:
    • Turmeric: 1 tsp
    • Red chili: 1 tsp
    • Cumin: 1 tsp
    • Garam masala: 1 tsp

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Dry roast moong dal on medium low flame until fragrant and wash under running cold water carefully. Soak dal for 1 hr. and then drain water. Wash Gobindobhog rice and set aside.
    • In a large heavy bottomed pan heat ghee until melted and tamper with Bay leaf, Dry red chili, Green cardamom, crushed, Cinnamon stick, Clove.
    • Once spices start splattering add ground spices, except garam masala and ginger into the pan and mix lightly with a dash of water until oil separates from masala. Add fresh peas and cook for 2-3 mins.
    • Add lentil and mix well; add 2 cups of hot water with salt and sugar and bring it to boil. Cook it until it’s half cooked.
    • Add rice to the half-done lentil with rest of the water. Cook until rice and lentil is done completely within 10-12 mins.
    • Add garam masala and frozen peas that will be cooked by the heat of the khichuri.

    Offer khichuri bhog piping hot with dollop of ghee to lord Vishwakarma along with aloo dum, papad, aloo and begun bhaja, kheer or payesh, boondi ladoo.  Enjoy the Prasad with more ghee, some bhaja and papad.

    If you are planning to prepare bhog for Vishwakarma Puja this year and throw a feast to your friends and relatives get the most assorted ingredients online. Starting from rice for khichudi and payesh , besan for bhaja and boondi ladoo to healthy edible oil with which the bhog is prepared, Rishta  food products  offers all of them that too at the click of a mouse. Shop Rishta Food Products online at Grofers and celebrate the healthiest and hassle free Vishwakarma Puja this year.