Palak khichdi is a one pot nutritious meal of mung lentils and rice with spinach (palak), onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices. This dish is easy to prepare as well as healthy.


  • For pressure cooking:
  • ½ cup rice (washed)
  • ½ cup moong dal (washed)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 3 cup water
  • For khichdi:
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • ½ onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli (slit)
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • handful palak / spinach leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt”

  1. firstly in a kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and saute 1 tsp cumin, 2 pods cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf and 1 dried red chilli.
  2. also saute ½ onion, till they turn slightly golden.
  3. additionally, saute ½ tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 green chilli.
  4. furthermore, add 1 tomato and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  5. add palak puree and cook for 5 minutes or till palak changes colour.
  6. further, add pressure cooked rice and moong dal.
  7. also, add 1 cup water and 1 tsp salt.
  8. simmer and boil for 5 minutes or till khichdi absorbs palak flavour.
  9. finally, serve palak khichdi hot topped with more ghee if required.


  • firstly, to make palak dal khichdi slightly spicy, blend green chilli along with spinach.
  • also, adjust the consistency of khichdi to your choice, however, it thickens once cooled
  • additionally, add peanuts to tempering to enjoy the crunchy bites.
  • finally, palak khichdi recipe tastes great and most healthy recipe for kids.

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