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Bhuna Khichuri Recipe for a Rainy Day

On these wet days, when winds are blowing and rain is pouring down every fortnight or so; the stomach yearns for comfort food. No food item invokes more craving in a true Bangali like a plate of simmering bhuna khichuri. Known to people as hodgepodge in the western community, Khichuri is one of the best rice dishes in South East Asian Countries. A Well-made biryani maybe a favorite but khichuri is a close second. It’s an extremely popular dish and also a great mix with eggs, dried fish (shutki), meat curries, and a host of other items. When we were little, we used to badger our mothers for bhuna khichuri with meat curry or fried meat items. Heck, we do it even now! But today, we’ll show you how you can whip up your own dish of Bhuna khichuri yourself with a simple yet tasty Bhuna Khichuri Recipe. 

Bhuna Khichuri Recipe: Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Scented Rice of any kind (pulao/basmati)
  • Half a cup of mung dal 
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 pieces of whole dry red chillies
  • 1 or 2 sticks of Cinnamon
  • 3 cardamoms
  • 4 pieces of Cloves
  • 3 tablespoon of ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon of jeera powder
  • Chopped onions – 1 cup
  • 2 pieces of  Green chilly
  • A tablespoon of turmeric powder
  • Salt and Sugar according to your taste
  • Ghee according to taste
  • Beresta (Fried Onions) for Garnish 

Preparation

First wash the rice and dal properly in a container. Make sure you drain any water after washing. Heat the Ghee in a traditional pan. Add the bay leaf, dried red chilli, ginger paste, cinnamon sticks, cardamom one after the other. Let the pan simmer for a bit. After this add the rice and dal to the pan, fry everything together for 5 minutes. On the side, add sliced onions and keep frying until they change golden in color. Turn down to the medium heat, and add water. Close the lid and let the mix cook. The rice and dal will absorb the water and turn soft. Once its texture is like that add jeera powder. You can add in cashew, almonds, and raisins if you want your khichuri to be fancy. Sprinkle some beresta and pour ghee and serve with the curry or fried egg of your choice. 

Beresta Makes your Khichuri Crackle!

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Borhani Recipe For a Zingy Time in Lockdown

If you have not heard of Borhani, then one of few things is happening here. Either you are reading from another country or you’re too young. Borhani is a quintessential Bangali drink. In wedding feasts, it’s almost absurd to not have borhani on the table. After a spicy, delicious meal of Biryani or Tehari, borhani brings a sense of completion. In some events like marriages, it is almost impossible to think of a platter without this zingy drink. Borhani is a yoghurt-based drink that also has spices mixed in. The drink is delicious and helps to digest rich meals too. But that doesn’t mean you can’t crave for a glass of borhani yourself. That is why we are bringing in an easy to make borhani recipe for you to make at home. 

Borhani Recipe: Ingredients

  • Yoghurt – 500 grams
  • Quarter of a Teaspoon White Pepper Powder
  • Half a tablespoon Mustard Powder
  • Half a tablespoon Paste of Fresh Mint Leaf
  • Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 of a teaspoon
  • Quarter of a Teaspoon Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Quarter of a tablespoon Roasted Coriander Powder
  • Half a tablespoon Ginger Paste
  • Half a tablespoon Green Chilli paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon Black Salt
  • Salt according to taste
  • Half a Cup of Water

Preparation

Borhani needs well whisked yoghurt

Whisk the Yoghurt properly. Use a mixer if you want but control the whisking process so that it doesn’t get too thin in texture. You need a bit of chunkiness, for proper taste. Mix the yoghurt, water, and the spices one by one. Do this until the contents properly mixed and becomes fine. Keep the mix in the fridge. Then, Take it out and serve chilled. 

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Hungrynaki Reviews: Gloria Jeans

Gloria Jeans is an international coffee based franchise. It has come to the Bangladeshi shores and has become one of the must-go coffee places in Bangladesh for coffeeholics. It might be one of the most frequented coffee places in Dhaka. While there is a whole roster of coffee options to choose from, there are also snacks and meals that you can buy from Gloria jeans.

Our Review has broken down the many aspects of how the international coffee juggernaut has fared in Bangladesh. While tea-based alternatives and the price may be a bit steep, this brand has its followers. It is because of their international level of coffee blends and flavors on show. While we Bangladesh has a love affair with its lemon or masala tea, it is pretty apparent why coffee has gained such a following among Bangladesh.

You can check out the menu from Gloria Jeans Bangladesh. Order your favorite coffee, snacks, and Groceries from Hungrynaki as well.