Egg Kichidi | Egg Soya Khichidi | Bengali Style Dimer Khichuri

Egg Kichidi, also known as Egg Soya Khichidi or Bengali Style Dimer Khichuri, is a traditional Bengali dish made with rice, lentils, and eggs. It is a comfort food that is usually served as a main course. The dish is typically made with a mixture of spices, ginger, and tomatoes, and is often served with a side of yogurt or raita.

Here is a basic recipe for making Egg Kichidi:


  • 1 cup of rice
  • 1/2 cup of moong dal (yellow lentils)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp green chili paste
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro for garnish


  1. Rinse the rice and lentils together and soak for 20 minutes in enough water.
  2. Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Once hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  3. Add ginger paste, green chili paste and sauté for a minute.
  4. Add diced tomatoes, turmeric powder and sauté for another minute.
  5. Drain the rice and lentils and add it to the cooker. Mix well.
  6. Add 4 cups of water, salt to taste and bring it to a boil.
  7. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles.
  8. Once done, turn off the heat and wait for the pressure to release naturally.
  9. Open the cooker and fluff the khichidi with a fork.
  10. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, crack eggs and fry them until the whites are set and yolks are still runny.
  11. Gently mix the fried eggs into the khichidi.
  12. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with a side of yogurt or raita.

Note: You can adjust the consistency of the khichidi by adding more or less water. Also, you can add some chopped vegetables like carrots, peas, or cauliflower for more nutrition and flavor.






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