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Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Lentil, Meat Recipes, Rice | 2 comments

Beef Khichuri

Beef Khuchuri
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September 11, 2012Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 75 minutes
Serve: 6-8

In Bangladesh Khichuri is a very common and popular full dish like biriyani. There are several types of Kichuri such as vegetable khichuri, bhuna khichuri, masala khichuri, mutton khichuri/ beef khichuri. Personlly I like vegetable khichuri a lot with fried egg. But today I am doing beef khichuri, though you can make it with mutton just use more ginger and garlic paste. Hope you like this authentic dish with full of flavour.


• 1 kg beef / mutton(small curry cut)

• 3 cups rice

• 2 and ½ cup moong lentil

• 3 cups sliced onion

• 2 tablespoons ginger paste

• 2 tablespoons garlic paste

• 3 tablespoons onion paste

• 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

• 1 tablespoon chilli powder

• 1 tablespoon coriander powder

• 1 tablespoon roasted cumin powder

• 1 teaspoon mace(crusted)

• 6-8 green chillies

• 4 cardamoms

• 2 “ cinnamon sticks

• 5-6 cloves

• 2 bay leaves

• ½ cup oil

• 4 tablespoon ghee/ clarified butter

• Salt to taste




How to make:

1. Roast moong lentil on slow heat until lentil is crisp. But be careful we don’t want to burn it. And soak in water at least15 minutes. Then drain the water.

2. Soak the rice for 15 minutes. Wash rice and strain it.

3. Marinate meat with all spices except cumin powder for at least half hour.

4. Take a heavy bottom sauce pan and heat onion. Fry the sliced onion till it becomes golden brown. Take out the fried onion from oil and keep aside.

5. In same oil add marinated meat and bay leaves. Sauté it till oil comes out.

6. Add 3 cups water and cook it under closed lid till meat is tender.

7. Add lentil and cook it with 5 minutes.

8. Add rice and 6 cups hot water. Mix well and cook it under closed lid on high heat 10 minutes.

9. Add fried onion, cumin powder and clarified butter and cook it on low it 15-20 minutes.

10. Serve hot beef khichuri with your favorite salad.


Rownak loves to cook bangladeshi food and share her bengali recipes on her cooking blog. Rownak is determined to introduce all the authentic bangladeshi cuisine to the world and let everyone realise what they were missing out! She is based on sunny Queensland (Gold Coast) in Australia. Rownak writes for a number of bangladeshi cooking blog.

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  1. Sis, is the moong lenthil 2 & 1/2 cup?

    • yeah it will be 2 and 1/2 cup. Sorry for typo. Thanks.

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