How to make Bhuni Baingan Khichdi _ SK Khazana -

This baingan will give a bhuna twist to your everyday khichdi.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : bharta brinjal, Moong dal (मूंग दाल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Bhuni Baingan Khichdi _ SK Khazana

Bhuni Baingan Khichdi _ SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bhuni Baingan Khichdi _ SK Khazana Recipe

  • bharta brinjal medium 1

  • Moong dal 1 1/2 cups

  • onions medium 1 1/2

  • garlic minced 1 tablespoon

  • ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • curry leaves 10-12

  • green chillies 2

  • lemon 1/2

  • red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • salt to taste

  • mustard oil 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) 1/4 teaspoon

  • kolam rice soaked and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • ghee 3 tablespo + for drizzling

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish


Step 1

Put moong dal in a deep bowl and sufficient water and soak it for 1-2 hours. Then drain.

Step 2

Preheat the oven at 200° C.

Step 3

Trim the top of the brinjal and cut it into ½ inch cubes. Slice onions and spread both of them on a baking tray. Sprinkle garlic, ginger and curry leaves over them. Break green chillies and add. Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon over the brinjal-onion mixture. Sprinkle red chilli powder and salt and drizzle mustard oil over the mixture.

Step 4

Sprinkle kasuri methi and mix all the ingredients well. Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Step 5

Put rice and moong dal into a non-stick pressure cooker. Add salt, turmeric powder and 1 tbsp ghee. Add 6-7 cups water, cover the cooker and cook till 3-4 whistles are released. Take the cooker off the heat and set aside for the pressure to reduce completely.

Step 6

Open the cooker, add ¾ of the roasted brinjal-onion mixture, and remaining ghee and mix well. Transfer the khichdi into serving bowl, drizzle a little ghee on top and top it up with the remaining brinjal-onion mixture. Garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

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