Sunday, December 24, 2017

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM 1 comment
Tasted this Khichdi on the way to Shirdi , a fortnight back...decided to make it at once...
Palak/Spinach is a store house of many phyto nutrients which have many disease prevention properties. Low in calories, replete with soluble fiber, rich in Iron and anti oxidant vitamins, excellent source of riboflavin, Vitamin K, B 6 and Folates, and is also a small source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
This nutritious spinach is combined with rice and split moong dhal. And also some green peas, which is again very nutritious.


Ingredients
Rice - 1/2 cup
Split moong dhal - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsps
Spinach - 1 cup, chopped, after washing nicely
Onion - 1, chopped fine
Tomatoes - 2, chopped fine
Green peas, shelled - 1/2 cup
Ginger - a small piece, chopped fine
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Kitchen king masala - 1 1/2 tsps
Water - 2 1/2 cups
Salt to taste

Initial  Seasoning
Ghee - 2 tbsps
Bay leaf - 1, broken

Final seasoning
Ghee - 2 tbsps
Curry leaves - a few
Pepper & Jeera, coarsely powdered - 2 tbsps

Recipe Cuisine: Indian; Category: Lunch/dinner
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 20 mts

Serves 2 



Picture below shows the washed and chopped palak, being loaded into the blender jar, and then pureed


In this picture, you can see the measured and washed  rice and moong dhal along with turmeric powder in a vessel, then the mesured hot water poured in and allowed to rest for 15 mts, then fresh green peas also added, and pressure cooked for 5-6 whistles.


A pan heated, initial seasoning dome in ghee, ginger and chopped onion added and sauteed till translucent


Tomato pieces added and sauteed


Chilli powder and Kitchen king masala powder added



After the tomatoes become mushy, palak puree added and allowed to simmer for 5 minutes


Then the cooked rice and moong dhal, which has been mashed nicely, is also added.


Salt to taste added


All mixed well and allowed to simmer for 5 minutes. If it is too thick, adjust the consistency by pouring required amount of hot water.


Final seasoning done in ghee and poured on top of khichdi, which you can see in the next picture.


Let it simmer for awhile, mix well and switch off.


Serve this extremely yummy and tasty, healthy and nutritious khichdi with just a bowl of fresh curds.



This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com











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