Wednesday 27 May 2020

Palak Khichdi / Palak dal Khichdi / Spinach Dal Rice

Palak Dal Kichadi is a complete, gluten free nutritious meal by itself and tastes delicious with addition of  spices!  

It makes a good combination of carbohydrates, protein and other nutrients.

Let us check the recipe now. 

20 min
40 mins
Recipe for Palak Kichadi
Recipe type: Rice Variety 
Cuisine:  North Indian 
Serves: 3 to 4 (approximately)


To blanch:
Palak / Spinach - 1 small bunch
Green chillies - 2

To Pressure Cook
Rice - 1/2 cup
Moong dhal & Toor dhal - 1/4 cup each

Other Ingredients:
Onion - 1(finely chopped)
Tomato - 1(finely chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 cup
Chilli powder - 1/2 to 1 tsp (optional)
Salt - to taste

For seasoning:
Ghee -  1 to 2 tbsp 
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1"piece
Cloves -2
Cardamom - 1


Remove stems and wash spinach thoroughly.

Blanch spinach and green chillies in boiling water.

Take it out and allow to cool. Grind spinach and green chilli into a fine paste and keep aside.

Wash and soak the rice and dhal for at least 30 minutes.

Pressure cook the rice and dhal along with salt in nearly 3 to 3 1/2 cups of water(according to the quality of your rice)

After it is done. Give it a quick mix and keep aside.

Heat ghee in a wide pan, season it with cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Once it crackles add onion. Saute well till it becomes translucent.

After that add ginger garlic paste, tomatoes and spice powders.

Fry that till tomato melts. Once the raw smell goes, add in the spinach green chilli paste.

Give it a mix and add the cooked dal mixture. Mix it thoroughly.

Add water to adjust the consistency.. Allow to cook in low flame for another 5 minutes.

Serve hot with curd, pappad and pickle.

Top it with ghee while serving!

1 comment:

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