palak khichdi recipe | palak dal khichdi | how to make palak khichdi

palak khichdi recipe | palak dal khichdi | how to make palak khichdi with detailed photo and video recipe. a healthy and tasty dish prepared by having spinach flavour within the traditional dal khichdi recipe. it can be tasty alternative to the common khichdi recipe which has to offer the fiber and protein to make it balanced meal. this dish can be served in breakfast, lunch and dinner.
palak khichdi recipepalak khichdi recipe | palak dal khichdi | how to make palak khichdi with step by step photo and video recipe. indian cuisine deals with many traditional recipes which has evolved with many variations to the authentic one. khichdi is one such recipe which are mainly prepared if you are in a mood to have something light. palak khichdi is an upgraded version to it which has all the benefits of khichdi with nutrients from spinach.

i have posted quite a few khichdi recipes till now and you can easily find it my blog. but this recipe of palak khichdi recipe is very unique compared to its successors. basically in all my other khichdi recipes, i have prepared it in a similar way with either moong dal or any other grains. but this recipe is a unique with the addition of spinach leaves which gives not only a interesting color but also distinctive flavor. having said that my personal favorite is simple khichdi recipe on any day. basically i like to consume khichdi, if have any indigestion problem and i generally like it to be simple. nevertheless, palak dal khichdi can be life saver for you, as it can be easily prepared during busy early morning hours as lunch box recipe.

palak dal khichdi

while the recipe is extremely simple, yet some tips and recommendation for palak khichdi recipe. firstly, to prepare khichdi any rice can be used but i would heavily recommend to use sona masuri rice. sona masuri helps to attain the mushy as compared to the premium rice like basmati. secondly, i have added pureed palak leaves to the pressure cooked moong dal and rice combination. you can also finely chop spinach and add it to the rice and dal combo. i have pureed raw palak directly; however, you can blanch palak and puree, refer my palak paneer recipe to learn the spinach puree recipe with blanch method. lastly, serve palak dal khichdi while it is hot. if you are serving it for later, add some water before microwave and mix it before serving.

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palak khichdi recipe
palak khichdi recipe | palak dal khichdi | how to make palak khichdi
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

easy palak khichdi recipe | palak dal khichdi | how to make palak khichdi

Course: lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
for pressure cooking:
  • ½ cup rice washed
  • ½ cup moong dal washed
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 3 cup water
for khichdi:
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • handful palak / spinach leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. firstly in a kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and saute 1 tsp cumin, 2 pods cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf and 1 dried red chilli.

  2. also saute ½ onion, till they turn slightly golden.
  3. additionally, saute ½ tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 green chilli.
  4. furthermore, add 1 tomato and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  5. add palak puree and cook for 5 minutes or till palak changes colour.

  6. further, add pressure cooked rice and moong dal.
  7. also, add 1 cup water and 1 tsp salt.
  8. simmer and boil for 5 minutes or till khichdi absorbs palak flavour.
  9. finally, serve palak khichdi hot topped with more ghee if required.

how to make palak khichdi with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a pressure cooker take ½ cup rice and ½ cup moong dal.
    how to make palak khichdi
  2. add ¼ tsp turmeric and 3 cup water.
    how to make palak khichdi
  3. pressure cook for 5 whistles or till rice and moong dal gets cooked well. keep aside.
    how to make palak khichdi
  4. further in a kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and saute 1 tsp cumin, 2 pods cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf and 1 dried red chilli.
    how to make palak khichdi
  5. also saute ½ onion, till they turn slightly golden.
    palak dal khichdi
  6. additionally, saute ½ tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 green chilli.
    palak dal khichdi
  7. furthermore, add 1 tomato and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    palak dal khichdi
  8. now prepare palak puree by taking a handful of palak leaves in a blender.
    palak dal khichdi
  9. blend to smooth paste adding water as required.
    palak dal khichdi
  10. transfer the palak puree and cook for 5 minutes or till palak changes colour.
    palak khichdi recipe
  11. further, add pressure cooked rice and moong dal.
    palak khichdi recipe
  12. also, add 1 cup water and 1 tsp salt.
    palak khichdi recipe
  13. mix well adjusting consistency as required.
    palak khichdi recipe
  14. simmer and boil for 5 minutes or till khichdi absorbs palak flavour.
    palak khichdi recipe
  15. finally, serve palak khichdi hot topped with more ghee if required.
    palak dal khichdi

notes:

  • firstly, to make palak dal khichdi slightly spicy, blend green chilli along with spinach.
  • also, adjust the consistency of khichdi to your choice, however, it thickens once cooled.
  • additionally, add peanuts to tempering to enjoy the crunchy bites.
  • finally, palak khichdi recipe tastes great and most healthy recipe for kids.
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