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May 31, 2022

Palak Khichdi Recipe / InstantPot Spinach Dal Rice / Palak Dal Khichdi Using InstantPot

Hello all, Good to be back after 4 years. Hope to keep my website active from now on and planning to update recipes frequently. Heartfelt thanks to my followers who kept emailing me now and then for updates & recipes. Some of your messages motivated me to come back. Also, special thanks to my co-bloggers Divya Prakash, Priya of Versatile Recipes, Uma of Indian Curry Trail and my School friends for your constant support and motivation. Thanks Ladies. Last but not the least my sincere thanks to my Kids (teenagers now) for motivating me to do video recipes. I just started learning video recording & editing with my Boys help.  Do checkout my Instagram Page for daily meal ideas and quick recipes.
Now coming to Palak Khichdi Recipe is a healthy and comfort one pot meal using Instant Pot.  Khichdi is my favorite recipe and I have already shared Vegetable Khichdi, Bengali KhichdiPalak Khichdi recipes. This Palak Khichdi is little different from my previous one, here I have used Moong dal & Masoor Dal Combo. Make sure to add water as mentioned in the recipe for perfect consistency. This is my first InstantPot recipe here and gonna share all easy and simple InstantPot recipes soon.

Palak Khichdi Recipe / Instant Pot Palak Khichdi Recipe

Prep Time : 10-15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20-30 Minutes

Recipe Category : Main Course | Serves 4-5 


  1. Rice 1 cup 
  2. Yellow Moongdal 3/4 cup
  3. Masoor Dal 1/4 cup
  4. Water  6 cup(to pressure cook) & 1/2 cup extra
  5. Turmeric Powder  1/2 tsp
  6. Red chili Powder  1 tsp
  7. Cumin Powder/Jeera Powder  1/2 tsp
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Palak/Spinach  1 and 1/2 cup
  10. Green chilli 2 no.s(slitted)
  11. Onion 1 medium(chopped)
  12. Tomato 2 medium(chopped)
  13. Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
  14. Cilantro 1/4 cup(finely chopped)
  15. Ghee 1 Tbsp
  16. Oil 1 tbsp
  17. Jeera/Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  18. Clove 2 no.
  19. Bay leaf 1
  20. Curry leaves  few
For Tadka
  1. Ghee 2-3 Tbsp
  2. Cumin seeds/Jeera 1/4 tsp
  3. Dry Red Chilli 2 no.
  4. Kashmiri Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
  5. Hing 1/8 tsp


Palak Khichdi Recipe Video
  • Turn on saute mode in 6 qt Instant Pot for 20 minutes. When its hot add oil and add 1/2 tsp Jeera, Clove & Bay leaf. Fry for few seconds then add green chilli, curry leaves and finely chopped onions. 
  • Stir fry the onions until soft and golden brown, and then add chopped tomato, sprinkle little salt and cook covered for 2 minutes or until the tomatoes turns soft and mushy.
  • Now add turmeric powder, chilli powder, jeera powder and stir fry everything nicely. After that add soaked rice and dal, mix everything well and add 6 cups of water, enough salt, lemon juice, 1 tbsp ghee. Stir everything well and close the Instant pot lid.
  • Then turn on Pressure Cook Mode and choose timer for 14 minutes, and cancel the Warm mode before starting cooking process. After pressure cook process done, leave it for 10 minutes and then manually release the pressure and once done open the lid carefully.
  • Now stir Dal Khichdi nicely and add chopped spinach mix everything well and turn on saute mode for 5 minutes and let it cook for a while.
  • Lastly heat tadka pan, add ghee when its hot add jeera and let it splutter then switch off the stove and now add dry red chilli and kashmiri chilli powder fry well and add it to the Khichdi and mix well.
  • That's it, Tasty and Healthy Palak Dal Khichdi ready. Serve hot with extra ghee on top with spicy pickle and papad.


I used Basmati Rice & 160 ml measurement cup. You can use any tumbler or cup size and measure everything using the same cup or tumbler.                                                          The same recipe can be done in Regular Pressure Cooker and cook for 1-2 whistle and follow rest of the method.
Adding palak/spinach leaves after pressure cooking prevents over cooking of spinach and losing its nice green color and taste. Khichdi tends to thicken upon cooling so add enough water, this khichdi will be soft and tasty even after cooling. Just microwave for 30-40 seconds for reheating and serve. 
This can also served as plain Dal Khichdi too without Palak/Spinach.


  1. Thanks Sangee for starting off your page, was missing seeing the posts.. Hope you are doing good. 4 years is a long break indeed !! Palak khichadi looks very nutritious and healthy.
    Will follow in insta and YouTube soon, cya dre :)

    1. Yea I too missed blogging and friends like you. Thanks you Julie for connecting in Insta & YT :)

  2. Hi Sangeetha.. Welcome back to blogging.. So happy to see you back.. Wishing you all the best and looking forward to more awesome recipes from you... 🙂

    1. Thank you so much :) Same here Happy to be back


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