A very simple dish, light on your stomach and definitely healthy. Adding palak makes its more nutritious. Enjoyed by kids and adults equally. Enjoy palak khichdi with kadi.


Rice— 1 cup

Thuvar dal— ¼ cup

Palak / Spinach— 1 cup

Onion— 1 small

Tomato— 1 small

Ginger-Green chili paste— 1

Mustard seeds— ¾ tsp

Cumin seeds— ¾ tsp

Turmeric powder— ½ tsp

Salt— 1 ¼ tsp

Ghee— 4 tbsp

Few curry leaves.


Cook rice and thuvar dal together with turmeric powder and a spoon of ghee in  a pressure cooker. Wash and make a puree of palak. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan, add mustard seeds. when they splutter add the cumin seeds. When you get a nice aroma add the curry leaves and chopped onion and stir till they become translucent,further add ginger-chili paste and chopped tomato and saute for a minute. Further add the palak puree, add salt mix well, cover and cook till the palak get cooked. Now add this to the cooked rice and dal. ( The rice and dal should be cooked well, it should be of a mushy texture.) Add one glass of water and mix it well. Simmer and cook for 5 minutes or till the khichdi absorbs palak flavor. Your Palak khichdi is ready. Drizzle some more ghee before serving and enjoy hot khichdi.


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