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Palak Kichdi


When you are in a mood of healthy eating, just give it a try ... You will find peace during eating this khichdi because it has some mild flavours and healthy ingredients. This is a meal which you can not ignore.

Palak Kichdi


  • Fresh spinach leaves 2 cups.
  • 1 cup of rice.
  • 1 cup of yellow lentils (moong daal).
  • 1 small onion chopped.
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped ginger.
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped garlic.
  • 1 chopped tomato.
  • 2 chopped green chilies.
  • 1 Teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • 1 Teaspoon garam masala powder.
  • 1 dry red chili.
  • 4 cloves.
  • 1 small cinnamon stick.
  • half Teaspoons asafetida.
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds.
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped coriander leaves.
  • 4 Teaspoons ghee / clarified butter.
  • Salt and sugar.
  • Some warm water.


  • Wash the rice and lentils very well.
  • Boil the rice and lentils together with some salt and 1 Teaspoon turmeric powder. Keep it aside.
  • Then make a pure of fresh spinach leaves with some water. Keep this aside.
  • Now take pan and heat 2 Teaspoons ghee.
  • Add 1 Teaspoon of chopped garlic and half Teaspoon of ginger. Saute it for a minute.
  • Then add chopped onion. Fry this for 6 minutes.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes, green chilies, salt and a pinch of sugar. Cook this for another 6 minutes.
  • When this masala starts to separate oil add the spinach pure. Stir it well and cook this without cover for 7 minutes.
  • Then add the boiled rice and lentil (kichdi). Mix it well.
  • The consistency should be a little bit of runny like the picture. So add some warm water if you need to.
  • Add a Teaspoons of garam masala. Mix the entire thing very well. Check the seasoning. Then keep aside.
  • For tempering take another pan. Heat the remaining ghee. Ghee should be very hot.
  • Add cumin seeds, dry red chili, asafetida, cloves, cinnamon stick, remaing chopped ginger and garlic, coriander leaves one by one but quickly. Mix it for 1 minute.
  • Then add this tempering into the khichdi. Mix it 1 last time and cover with a lid for 5 minutes before serving.

Your palak kichdi is ready ...
  • Serve this hot with any type of fried items.

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