Palak Khichdi

By      19-Jul 2020       Reading Time: 3 Mins

Palak Khichdi

Khichdi is an important part of Ayurvedic diet that has an ability to nourish the body and do wonders to aid digestion, lower cholesterol and boost heart health. No recipe can beat the additional benefits which this home-made recipe carries by adding ghee and turmeric.

Nutritional Benefits
This perfect blend of traditional Indian comfort food which is made up of different vegetables, rice and turmeric provides mutual supplementation, where you get essential amino acids in one. Spinach being the main ingredient is a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, folate, magnesium and iron. It helps in blood clotting, promotes immune function and is essential for tissue growth. This gluten-free recipe has all the properties to promote weight loss and detoxify your body. Small amount of ghee is a great source of macronutrients and turmeric relieves the joint pain in arthritis.

Ingredients

  • 20 grams spinach
  • 20 grams rice
  • 5 gram masoor dal
  • 5 gram peas
  • 5 gram broccoli
  • 10 grams onion
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Asafoetida (Hing), a pinch
  • Red chilli, a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric, a pinch

Per Serving:

  • Nutrition Info
  • Amount
  • Calories
  • 83 kcal
  • Carbs
  • 11.3 grams
  • Protein
  • 2.8 grams
  • Fats
  • 3.1 grams

Method

  • Wash the vegetables, rice and dal separately and put them aside.
  • Take a pressure cooker and add rice dal, broccoli, peas, turmeric, one pinch of hing, oil and 1-2 cups of water and pressure cook
  • In a separate pan add in the spinach and water and let them boil. Then transfer the spinach to cold water.
  • Then add in the blender to make a paste.
  • Then take a skillet add some ghee/oil, add jeera, chopped garlic, pinch of hing, green chillies, chopped onions till they change the colour.
  • Then add in the spinach paste and cook.
  • Then add in the rice and dal mixture to the skillet and mix well.
  • Add in the spices and mix well to cook for some more time.
  • When it is prepared turn off the flame and cover with a lid.
  • Serve with dahi (Curd), chutney or pappad!

Over to you
This simple, wholesome and nutritious meal is enjoyed internationally. It is high in protein which makes it desirable for growing kids and is the best way to include greens in the diet!

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