Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Palak Khichdi / Spinach Khichdi

Happy Independence Day to One n all!! Today August 15, India Celebrated 66th Independence Day n my fellow blogger friends were very creative n they Posted recipes with the Tricolor of India's National Flag-Saffron,White n Green to show their Tribute n Love. Great Work Gals!!
I always prefer easy n quick one pot meal for lunch at the same time i want to make it as healthy n wholesome. This Palak Khichdi/Spinach Lentil Rice is one such recipe. Very easy to make n also filling and wholesome recipe. I have some left over Snake gourd after using it in Poriyal, so i added that also to my khichdi. If u want u can also add some carrots,peas n potato to this khichdi n make it even more healthy n tasty. My kids love Spinach Rice, so i pureed the spinach n added to it, if u want u can also chop them finely n proceed. Now to the recipe...

Ingredients
  1. Rice     1 and 1/4 cup (i used sona masoori)
  2. Yellow Moong dal    1/2 cup
  3. Spinach    1 bunch(roughly chopped)
  4. Onion    1 large (finely chopped)
  5. Tomato    1 or 2 chopped
  6. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  7. Salt     to taste
To Wet Grind
  1. Onion    1/2 of a small onion(chopped)
  2. Green chili    2 no.
  3. Cumin seeds     1/2 tsp
  4. Coconut      1/4 cup (shredded)
To Temper
  1. Oil/Ghee         1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/4 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp
  4. Urad dal     1/2 tsp
  5. Dry Red chili    2no.(broken)
  6. Curry leaves     few
  7. Hing    1/8 tsp

Method
  • Wash n soak Rice n dal separately for at least  20-30 minutes.
  • Grind all the ingredients under "to wet grind" using little water n keep ready.
  • Wash spinach thoroughly and roughly chop it and transfer to a microwave safe bowl add pinch of sugar n cook for 2 1/2 minutes.
  • Then cool for a while and puree it n keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the tempering ingredients one by one n wait till it splutter and add onions and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add tomato n saute until it turns soft and add spinach puree n turmeric powder saute for a minute.
  • After that add soaked n drained moong dal n saute for a minute, then add ground coconut paste and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • And add enough water n salt and bring it to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling add soaked n drained rice, stir well and cook until done or pressure cook for 1-2 whistle.
  • That's it...healthy n tasty Palak Khichdi ready.

Notes:
U can add add the tempering after the rice has cooked, like i did for my Carrot Peas Khichdi.
This is a mild or less spicy recipe, if u want spicy add green chili (while grinding) to your taste.
Instead of yellow moong dal u can also add whole moong, masoor dal, tuvar dal.
For extra flavor n richness, cashew nuts n peanuts can also added along with tempering.

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26 comments:

  1. Super healthy rice sangee....

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  2. healthy and delicious khichdi....
    lovely clicks :)

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  3. Kichdi looks delicious.. Very healthy one..

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  4. Nutritious and healthy Khichdi..filling tooo:)

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  5. So healthy, love that green colour!

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  6. So detailed, well made khichdi- filled with nutrition

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  7. Super(power) rice.. Nice color it is full of goodness
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  8. Great ...khichdi look so yum ....adding puree is wonderful idea

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  9. kichdi with green tinge looks beautiful and it's healthy too

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  10. Nice Step by step presentation and lovely colour....Do visit my blog in your spare time.

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  11. The spinach kichidi looks good, I made a similar version minus the spinach 2 days ago. tasted more like arisi paruppu sadham.

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  12. healthy and delicious.. like its color..

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  13. loving the recipe! cant wait to make it!!:)

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  14. wow very tempting and healthy.. neat presentation..
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  15. I love Palak Khichdi.. just a wonderful way to add greens to your diet.. your pics are fab !

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  16. Love this..Very healthy..I used to prepare this with toor dal..

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  17. Healthy and definitely a flavourful khichdi, with some chips i can finish that whole bowl.

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  18. First time here, came from Roshni's blog. Very nutritious khichdi, love the color of spinach.

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  19. Palak khichdi with palak puree is something beyond my thoughts however this outstanding presentation is forcing me to try now so will try soon and thanx for all recipes.

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    1. Thanks so much...If you try please don't forget to share your feedback. Hope you like it :) Thanks!

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