Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Posted by VJ on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 No comments

How to make tasty Palak Khichdi

Preparation Time
15-20 mins

Serves
2 to 3

Simple Recipes Ingredients for Palak Khichdi:

  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 cup halved green dal (always use 2:1 ratio for rice:dal)
  • 1 bunch green spinach, chopped fine
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala or goda masala
  • 1 tsp ghee (optional)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients for Preparation : What to grind for Palak Khichdi:

  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed mint leaves
  • 2 green chillies, or to taste
  • A 1" piece of ginger
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 5-6 pearl onions/shallots

Simple Recipes Cooking Method : How to make tasty Palak Khichdi ?
  1. Wash and soak the dal and rice together for 30 mins.
  2. Grind all the ingredients under the 'to grind' list adding no water.
  3. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker pan and add the jeera. When it splutters, add the chopped onion. Fry until golden brown. Then add the chopped spinach and stir until soft and wilted.
  4. To this, add the ground paste and mix well with salt, turmeric, red chilli powder and garam masala. Let it cook for a min.
  5. Now add the soaked rice and dal. Add 4 cups water. Cook for 4-5 whistles in the pressure cooker. If you are using a normal pan, make sure you cook covered until the rice and dal is cooked thoroughly.
While hot, mix in 1 tsp ghee and serve. Can also give some curd or raita along withe some chutney.
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