Palak Khichdi Recipe

Palak Khichdi Recipe

Palak Khichdi Recipe

Since in Winter we get the best Spinach, I feel like adding it to as many dishes as possible. Here is Palak Khichdi. Simple, Easy & Quick. Just ensure you blanch palak correctly so that it stays green. Adding its pure at the right time and tempoerature is also important else it will turn dark.

How to make Palak Khichdi ?

  • 1/2 cup Rice (soaked in water).
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Lentils (Moong Dal soaked in water / alternatively Chana Dal or Tuvar Dal can be used).
  • 1.5 cup Water
  • Salt as per taste.
  • A bunch of Spinach (Palak)
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tbs + 1 spoon Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 + 1 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida Powder (Hing)
  • 5-6 finely chopped + 2 sliced Garlic Cloves
  • 1 medium sized finely chopped Onion
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tsp Coriander-Cumin Seeds Powder (Dhaniya-Jeera Powder)
  • Some finely chopped Carrot & French Beans (optional)
  • In a pressure cooker, add 1/2 cup Rice (soaked in water).
  • Add 1/2 cup Yellow Lentils (Moong Dal soaked in water)
  • Add 1.5 cup Water
  • Add Salt as per taste
  • Fix the lid and cook up to 2 whistles on medium heat
  • Add a bunch of Palak in hot water, remove in 5 seconds and transfer it in a bowl of Ice Water to cool down
  • Take blanched Palak in a mixer jar
  • Add 4 Green Chillies
  • Add 1 Lemon Juice
    Churn to make thick paste
  • Further heat 1 tsp Oil & 1 tbs Ghee in a pan
  • Add 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • Add 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • Add 1/2 tsp Asafoetida Powder
  • Add 5-6 finely chopped Garlic Cloves
  • When garlic turns brown, add 1 medium sized finely chopped Onion
  • Add Salt as per taste
  • Add 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • Add 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • Add 1 tsp Coriander-Cumin Seeds Powder (Dhaniya-Jeera Powder)
  • Add some finely chopped Carrot & French Beans (optional)
  • Cover lid and cook the vegetables for a while
  • Add cooked Dal Chawal and Palak Puree in it
  • Mix everything well
    Cook for 5-7 min on medium heat
  • Further for tempering heat 1 spoon Ghee in a pan
  • Add 2 sliced Garlic Cloves
  • Add 1 Dry Red Chilli and turn off the heat when garlic turns golden-brown
  • Serve warm in a bowl and add tadka on it
  • Here’s your Scrumptious Palak Khichdi ready!!!

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