Palak Khichdi

Ingredients-

  • 1/2 cup washed rice
  • 1/2 cup washed moong dal
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1” stick of cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 slit green chilly
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • A big handful of spinach leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste

Method –

  1. Purée the spinach leaves and set aside
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker
  3. Sauté cumin seeds, cardamoms, cinnamon, bay leaf and dry red chilli till the seeds splutter
  4. Sauté the onion till it turns golden
  5. Add tomato and cook till it turns mushy
  6. Add spinach purée and cook for about 5 minutes
  7. Add drained rice and dal
  8. Add salt and turmeric powder
  9. Add 4 cups of water and pressure cook for about 3-4 whistles

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