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Palak khichidi | Palak dal khichidi recipe

Palak Khichidi | palak dal Khichidi is a simple comforting one pot meal. We all love dal khichidi but i have tried this palak dal khicidi for the first time. I got the recipe from a friend whom i met in a cookery show. We all loved it and enjoyed it for lunch. You can have this for dinner too. Dal khichidi is similar to south Indian pongal but with the addition of few other spices. Try this at home and make your meal a healthy one.

Palak khichidi

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 3

     Basmati rice  1/4 cup
     Split Green gram dal  1/4 cup
     Palak   1/2 cup
     Red chili powder  1 tsp
     Cumin seeds  1/4 tsp
     Ginger garlic paste  1/2 tsp
     Ginger  1/2 tsp (grated)
     Garlic  1/4 tsp (finely chopped)
     Ghee  1 tblsp
     Onion  1
     Tomato  1/2 
     Oil   3 tsp
     Red chili  1
     Salt  as needed 

palak dal khichdi


  • Wash and cook the rice and dal. Add 2 cups of water to this.
  • Pressure cook for 6-7 whistles.
  • Mash the rice dal mixture after it is cooked.
  • Chop the palak finely. Puree it in a mixie by adding little water. Add 2 pinches of sugar while grinding the palak. This is to retain the green color of the palak.
  • In a pan add oil and add the ginger garlic paste. Chop the onions finely.
  • Once the ginger garlic paste is slightly roasted add the onions to this. Chop the tomatoes and keep it ready.
  • Once the onions turn pink add the tomatoes.
  • Saute till it becomes mushy.
  • Add the red chili powder and salt.
  • Add the palak puree to this.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes or till the raw smell of the palak disappears.
  • Add the mashed rice to this.
  • Mix well . Let this cook on a low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in between.
  • Add little hot water if you feel the khichidi is too thick.
  • In a small pan add ghee, cumin seeds, garlic, ginger and red chili.
  • Saute till the garlic turns slight golden colour.
  • Add it to the khichidi. Mix well.
  • Serve hot with pickle or papad or a simple raita.
Palak dal khichidi


  1. You can puree the tomato and add.
  2. If you want to make a no onion no garlic version skip it.

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