Palak Khichdi

Palak Khichdi

By Harshada Sandhan
  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 15 Minute
  • Cooking: 20 Minute
  • Calories:

Khichdi/Khichree is a kind of porridge made by mixing Rice and Pulses , mostly Tur dal or Moong dal. Its a staple in traditional Kutch region in Gujrat. However, for most like me, it either reminds us of our mothers recipe , or else about the light meal of khichidi had with pickle when sick. Khichdi serves an ideal meal for the recovering patients, since its light on stomach and balanced on nutrition. The nutritional merits of Palak or spinach is known to all . So combining both the Spinach and Khichdi together was a natural choice when I wanted to create something delicious,nutritious and balanced meal for my toddler. Its a simple recipe , best enjoyed with papads,raitas and lots of pickles. I have tempered it with garlic and red chillies for added punch!



  1. Heat oil in a pan and add 2-3 curry leaves and cumin. Once they splitter , add onions and saute till translucent. Now add tomatoes and cook with covered lid for 2 mins. Now add slit green chilly , turmeric,red chilly powder,corianger powder and mix.
  2. Wash and soak the rice for 15 mins. Add rice (and soaked moong dal , if not using cooked dal) and mix. Add the salt and garam masala Now add 2 cups of water and mix. Cook with covered lid , checking in between , till the khichdi is cooked.
  3. Heat 1 tsp oil in a tempering pan and add curry leaves and chopped garlic. Once garlic turns light brown , add the whole red chilly and pour the tempering over the khichdi. Serve hot with raita and Papad.

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