Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Palak khichdi (Spinach rice)


Rice - 2 cups
Split pigeon peas (toor dal) - 1 cup
Spinach - 3 cups finely chopped
Onion - 1 no finely chopped
Tomato - 1/2 no finely chopped
Ginger-garlic-green chilly paste - 1 tblsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Black pepper - 3-4 nos
Cloves - 3-4 nos
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3-4 cloves finely chopped
Dry red chillies - 3-4 nos
Ghee/Oil - 3 tblsps 
Salt as per taste 


1. Wash the rice and toor dal together. Soak it in a water for 1/2 hour.
2. Heat oil/ghee in a pan. Add black pepper, cloves and cumin seeds to it. Saute it for 30 seconds.
3. Add turmeric powder and chopped onion. Saute it for 5 mins.
4. Once the onion is slightly brown in color add ginger, garlic and chilly paste to it. Saute for 2 mins.
5. Add chopped tomato to it, and saute it till oil starts to ooze out from it.
6. Once oil starts oozing out, add chopped spinach, soaked rice and dal to it. Mix all well.
7. Keep mixing for 2-3 mins. Add 1 tsp garam masala powder and salt as per taste. 
8. Add water as per the quantity of rice and dal. It will be around 3-4 cups. 
9. Let the rice cook completely.
10. In another pan heat 2 tblsps of ghee/oil. Add chopped garlic to it. Once garlic gets browned, add dry red chillies to it and saute it for 1 minute.
11. Once, the rice is cooked remove it in a serving plate. Pour 1 tblsp of garlic and red chilly temper on it and serve hot.

1 comment:

  1. kichidi looks healthy and yummy - I blogged a kichidi too today :)