Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi

Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi

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Khichdi is a wonderful, versatile Indian food. It is satiating and easy to prepare, and fits perfectly into any meal, be it lunch or dinner. It also lends itself to a lot of innovation, and you can come up with varied versions with unique combinations of dals, veggies and spices. Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi is a very wholesome recipe, which includes healthy spinach and energy-giving potatoes along with simple spices. Indeed, it is fit to be called a meal in a bowl!

Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi recipe - How to make Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi

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1/2 cup rice (chawal) , washed and drained
1/2 cup masoor dal (split red lentil) , washed and drained
1 cup chopped spinach (palak)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp green chilli paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 cup peeled potato cubes
salt to taste

For Serving
fresh curd

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, green chilli paste and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the spinach and potatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes,while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the rice, masoor dal, salt and 3 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  6. Serve immediately with fresh curds.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy183 cal
Protein6.7 g
Carbohydrates29.9 g
Fiber3.4 g
Fat4.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium14 mg


Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
 on 28 Sep 20 12:36 PM

What can you substitute Spinach with to retain closely the taste of the Khichdi
Tarla Dalal
29 Sep 20 09:07 AM
   You can add lots of finely chopped coriander after pressure cooking and cook for a minute.
Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
 on 06 Jul 20 06:16 PM

Simple, healthy, tastes good
Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
 on 10 Oct 16 12:46 PM

A somptous dish served with curds, it is very easy to prepare. A simple but delicious dish.
Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
 on 15 Jul 16 08:42 AM

Just a nice khichdi recipe and doesnt take much time to cook and also taste great. I serve this with curds and papad and it is over within minutes.