How to make Khichda- Sk Khazana -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Boneless mutton (हड्डी रहित मटन), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Khichda- Sk Khazana

Khichda- Sk Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: gosht
What’s a biryani without some succulent pieces of mutton wrapped in a perfect blend of aromatic spices and herbs!? Yes, though other meats being more common, biryani eaters all over the world can easily swear by mutton. And not just biryanis, curries, bakes and all other preparations with this wonderful meat are always special. Did you know, unlike other dishes, a day-old mutton prep will always be all the more tastier on the palate! Try it the next time you plan on to take on this meat.

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 2-2.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Khichda- Sk Khazana Recipe

  • Boneless mutton cut into small pieces 500 grams

  • Ghee 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Green cardamoms 4-5

  • Black cardamom 1

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Black peppercorns 7-8

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Onion finely chopped 2 medium

  • Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Whole wheat soaked overnight and drained 1/2 cup

  • Barley (jau), soaked overnight and drained 1/2 cup

  • Broken wheat (dalia/lapsi) soaked overnight and drained 1/2 cup

  • Split skinless green gram (Moong dal) soaked and drained 1/4 cup

  • Split red lentil (dhuli masoor dal) soaked and drained 1/4 cup

  • Split pigeon pea (dhuli tuvar dal) soaked and drained 1/4 cup

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked and drained 1/4 cup

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) soaked and drained 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Fried onions 1-2 tablespoons + for garnish

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 1 tablespoon + for garnish

  • red chilli oil for drizzling


Step 1

Heat a handi. Finely chop onions. Add ghee to the handi and when it melts, add caraway seeds, green cardamoms, black cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, bay leaf and cinnamon stick, mix well and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add onion and sauté till it turns golden brown. Add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and sauté well.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and coriander powder and mix well. Add 2-3 tbsps water, mix well and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add yogurt, mix well and saute on low heat for 1 minute. Add mutton and mix well.

Step 5

Add whole wheat, jau, broken wheat, split skinless green gram, split red lentils, split pigeon peas, split Bengal gram and split skinless black gram and mix well.

Step 6

Add salt and crushed fried onions and mix well for 2-3 minutes. Add 5-6 cups water and mix well. cook on low heat for 1-1.5 hours, stirring occasionally.

Step 7

Remove the cooked mutton pieces from the khichda and into a bowl. Blend the mixture with a electric hand blender to a coarse paste.

Step 8

Add the cooked mutton pieces and mix. Add garam masala powder and coriander leaves and mint leaves.

Step 9

Transfer into serving bowls, garnish each bowl with fried onions, drizzle chilli oil and garnish with a mint sprig and a lemon wedge. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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