Khatua Recipe (Bhojpuri Style Khichdi)
Khatua is a form of khichdi made with rice and toor dal famous from the Bhojpur region.
Khatua is a form of khichdi made with rice and toor dal famous from the Bhojpur region. Melon juice makes a mild flavour of fruit nice, making this khichdi light and flavourful. Pounded garlic and green chilli paste adds a nice flavour to the khichdi. Usually, it is made with the leftover rice and dal, however we will prepare it fresh. Add a variety by trying out this light and flavourful khichdi with this Khatua Recipe along with some curd, salad and papad for a light weeknight dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Khichdi recipes such as
- 1 cup Basmati rice
- 1 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 1 Onion , cut into rounds for garnish
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 2 Green Chillies
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Ghee
- Salt , to taste
How to make Khatua Recipe (Bhojpuri Style Khichdi)
To begin making Khatua Recipe, wash the rice and toor dal and soak it water for a hour.
Now pressure cook the soaked rice and dal along with turmeric, salt, 5 cups of water for 5 to 6 whistles and let the pressure release in its own.
Open the lid, mash the khichdi well and keep aside. Heat ghee in a small tadka pan, add the finely chopped onions and saute till translucent.
Roughly pound the garlic and green chillies using a mortar and pestle and add it to the tadka pan.
Saute till the raw smell of the garlic goes away. Pour this tadka into the cooked khichdi, add in the lemon juice and mix well.
Garnish with the onions rings, and serve the Khatua Recipe along with some curd, salad and papad for a weeknight dinner.