November 9, 2017

Kharzi / Arunachal Pradesh Cuisine

Though I am not regular in blogging due to personal work, the one thing which I never miss out is shhh cooking secretly challenge event hosted by three lovely co-bloggers Priya Suresh, Mayuri Patel and Amrita Iyer. As I had mentioned the rules of this event in lots of my previous posts, moving on to the October month theme. We had an interesting regional theme "Cuisines of Arunachal Pradesh" and apart from recipes, this theme helped me to know more about their culture.

I was paired with a wonderful blogger Sujatha Shukla who blogs at Her webpage has loads of interesting recipes and I must mention that her recipes are feast for eyes. Also, do click the below link to view the healthy and tasty Arunachal Pradesh recipe "Oying Vegetable stew" prepared by using the secret ingredients given by me.

Carrots and Ginger were given as my secret ingredients to me by her and using those lovely ingredients, prepared a delicious aromatic rice. This recipe is adapted from one of my blogger friend Manjula's page who blogs at Though the actual recipe doesn't include any vegetables, I made a twist by including my secret ingredients.  Quite easy recipe and also healthy as it has veggies in it. This can be served as such but my family members preferred it with onion raita.

Note : Adjust the quantity of red chillies according to taste bud.

Ingredients :

1 1/2 - 2 Cups Rice, Cooked 
6 - 7 Dry red chillies ( adjust according to taste bud ) 
1 Tsp Ginger garlic paste 
1 Tomato, Chopped 
1 Carrot, Chopped 
2 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese 
1/2 Cup Spring onion leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 1/2 Tbsp Oil 

Method :

Soak dry red chillies in hot water for 30 mins - 1 hour.

Add the soaked red chillies in a blender along with tomato, carrot, ginger - garlic paste and mozzarella cheese and grind into fine paste by adding a little amount of chillies soaked water.

Heat oil in a pan and add the ground paste followed by the required amount of salt and cook till the oil separates from the masala.

Once done, add cooked rice along with the chopped spring onion leaves and mix well.

Transfer it to a bowl and garnish with grated cheese and spring onions.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with Raita.


  1. Hi Priya, this would fit perfectly in Food on Friday: November under the Vegetarian & Vegan theme. Hope you bring it on over to share with everybody. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  2. Its really been an eye opener for me too, getting to know Arunachal Pradesh and its cuisine. Lovely rice preparation and with cheese its a winner at our home.

  3. Looks so tempting !