Palak khichdi: How to make Quick palak dal khichdi recipe

2017-07-18
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  • Servings : 2 - 3
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 35m

Palak khichdi | palak moong dal khichdi recipe:

India is a country where the world’s largest vegetarian community resides. There are many vegetarian recipes found all over India. Khichdi preparations are famous in India. Khichdi or Hochpoch as called in English are recipes cooked with Rice, Pulses and various other ingredients in them. Palak Khichdi is one such vegetarian Khichdi recipe famous all over India. This place origination of this recipe is unknown, but this recipe is prepared nearly all around India. Palak Khichdi is known by many other names like spinach Khichdi, Palak Ka Saag, Palak Dal, Moong Dal Palak, Dal Palak, etc.

Cooking Palak Khichdi requires intermediate cooking skills. Palak recipes takes around 30 minutes of time. This preparation is mainly served as Main Course for lunch or dinner. Palak Ka Saag is best eaten with Lime Pickle, Raita, Mango Pickle, Garlic Pickle, etc. Palak khichdi just like any other Khichdi is easy to digest. For this reason it is good for kids and toddlers. Spinach khichdi is the best way to feed spinach to kids who hate them.

The main ingredient for this Palak recipe is Palak or Spinach and Dal. Palak is good for health it is full of Vitamins and Minerals necessary for human consumption. Dal consists of Vitamins and proteins too. The other ingredients of this recipe include Rice potato, Potato, Tomato, Ginger, Cumin Seeds, Mustard Seeds, Green Chillies and Turmeric Powder.  All these make Palak Khichdi very healthy and tasty preparation in whole. We can use Ghee and Oil in very small quantities making it risk free for those who are suffering from heart ailments.

We can cook Dal palak at home itself. Palak Khichdi because of its health benefits is famous among those who are health conscious. Other recipes made of Palak may include Palak Biriyani, Palak Pulao Recipe, etc. 

Ingredients

  • Palak - 1 Cup
  • Green Gram - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Medium size Potato - 1 no.
  • Medium size Tomato - 1 no.
  • Crushed Ginger - 2 Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Green Chili - 5-6 Nos.
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves - 1/4 Cup
  • Water - 2 Cup
  • Ghee - 2-3 Tbsp
  • Oil - 2 Tbsp

Method

Step 1

Take 1 cup of chopped palak leaves and be ready with all the vegetables that are used in this recipe.

Step 1

Step 2

Soak 1 cup of rice and 1/2 cup of green gram pulse in water for above 30 minutes.

Step 2

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan, add 1/2 spoon of cumin and mustard seeds, made it fry.

Step 3

Step 4

Add palak leaves and green chilies, stir fry it in a medium flame.

Step 4

Step 5

When the palak is fried well add 1/2 cup of potatoes and tomatoes. Cook for few minutes.

Step 5

Step 6

Add pinch of turmeric powder and crushed ginger, mix well.

Step 6

Step 7

Now add salt as per taste, while stirring occasionally.

Step 7

Step 8

Add 2 cups of water to the fried vegetables and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 8

Step 9

Once the water is boiled well, then add soaked rice and green gram pulse to the mixture.

Step 9

Step 10

Once dal cooked and blend with palak leaves and rice. Finely add coriander leaves and some ghee to the kichidi before put off the stove. Take into the serving bowl. Serve with lemon piece.

Step 10

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