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Palak Khichdi Recipe

Palak Khichdi Recipe is one-pot ultimate comfort food prepared with rice, dal/lentils, spinach and some basic spices
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword healthy, instant pot, lentil recipes, palak khichdi, pressure cooker recipes, spinach khichdi, under 30 minutes
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Method Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker, Stovetop
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 367kcal
Author Bhavana Patil

Ingredients

  • Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250ml
  • 2-3 cups spinach (palak) rough chopped
  • ½ cup long grained rice (basmati) or any rice
  • ½ cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee(clarified butter)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • ½ cup onions finely chopped
  • ½ cup tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 2 cloves laung (lavang)
  • 1 cardamom (elaichi)
  • 2.5 cups water
  • salt to taste

Tempering:

Instructions

Instant Pot Method:

  • Add the spinach leaves and water to the blender and blend them to make the palak puree.
  • Press SAUTE mode(Normal) on Instant Pot. Add ghee or oil in to the POT.Note:Tastes better with Ghee
  • Once POT is hot add in the spices like cinnamon, cardamom ,cloves ,Cumin(Jeera), minced ginger garlic , green chillies. Saute for 20 secs.
  • Then add onions and saute until they are light brown in color.
  • Add tomatoes and cook till they are soft.
  • Add palak puree and bring it to boil.
  • Lastly add washed moong dal , rice along with salt, garam masala and water.
  • Close the lid on the pot, and turn pressure valve to SEALING position.
  • Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set timer to 8 minutes.
  • Wait for NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE(NPR).
  • Once the pressure has released, open the lid, add the prepared tadka to the palak khichdi and mix well.Note: If rice is not mushy or too dry then select saute mode and add additional ½ cup of water and cook for another minute.
  • Delicious palak khichdi is ready to be served.

Stove Top Pressure Cooker Method:

  • Add the spinach leaves and water to the blender and blend them to make the palak puree.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add in the spices like cinnamon, cardamom ,cloves ,Cumin(Jeera), minced ginger garlic , green chillies. Saute for 20 secs.
  • Then add onions and saute until they are light brown in color.
  • Add tomatoes and cook till they are soft.
  • Add palak puree and bring it to boil.
  • Lastly add washed moong dal , rice along with salt, garam masala and water.Mix well.
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistles and let the pressure release naturally.
  • Once the pressure has released, open the lid, add the prepared tadka to the palak khichdi and mix well.Note: If rice is not mushy or too dry then turn on the gas and add additional ½ cup of water and cook for another minute.
  • Delicious palak khichdi is ready to be served.

Notes

Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2756IU | Vitamin C: 112mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 3mg