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Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi

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મસૂરની દાળ અને પાલકની ખીચડી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi in Gujarati) 

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masoor dal and palak khichdi recipe | masoor dal khichdi | split red lentil khichdi is a comforting and nourishing one dish meal. Learn how to make masoor dal khichdi.

To make masoor dal and palak khichdi, heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, green chilli paste and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds. Add the spinach and potatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the rice, masoor dal, salt and 3 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Serve immediately with fresh curds.

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. Split red lentil khichdi is one such example.

Masoor dal 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! The best part of this recipe is that there is no soaking and it is easily made using a pressure cooker. So you can make it any time, even on a busy day.

The combination of rice and masoor dal lends a good quality protein, especially for the vegetarians. Kids, adults and even senior citizens are sure to enjoy this wholesome masoor dal and palak khichdi with a bowl of kadhi for dinner.

Tips for masoor dal and palak khichdi. 1. Along with the palak, we highly recommend you add 1 cup mixed vegetables (French beans, carrots and cauliflower). 2. Spinach can be substituted with chopped chawli leaves. 3. Do not make very big potato cubes. Cut them into small sized cubes to enjoy the texture of the khichdi.

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

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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

For Serving With Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
fresh curd (dahi)
Method

For masoor dal and palak khichdi

    For masoor dal and palak khichdi
  1. To make masoor dal and palak khichdi, 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 the masoor dal and palak khichdi immediately with fresh curds.

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  3. Khichdi can also be made with broken wheat, sooji, millets, barley, oats, and so on. Try the Fada ni KhichdiOats KhichdiBuckwheat Khichdi or Barley Khichdi.    The simplest khichdi is flavoured with turmeric and jeera tempered in ghee. However, more spices and veggies too can be added to make more elaborate khichdis like the Handi Khichdi. By adding more vegetables, you can make the khichdi more balanced and just right to have as a complete breakfast on any day. Have a go at the Tarkari KhichdiBajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi, and Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi

What is masoor dal khichdi made off?

  1. What is masoor dal khichdi made off? masoor dal and palak khichdi is made from 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), 2 tsp green chilli paste, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi), 1/2 cup peeled potato cubes and salt to taste.

washing and draining rice

  1. This is what rice looks like. 
  2. Put the rice in a bowl of water. Change the water 2 to 3 times till the rice is clean. You can see in the image below the water is dirty. 
  3. The rice is now washed. 
  4. Drain the water.
  5. Keep the washed and drained rice in a bowl.

washing and draining masoor dal

  1. This is what masoor dal looks like. Masoor dal is an important part of the diet in many parts of the world, especially in the Indian subcontinent, which has a large vegetarian population. It is basically split lentil without skin and is red in colour. It does not need soaking prior to cooking as it is a soft dal and cooks quickly. When cooked, masoor dal turns a soft golden colour and has a pleasant earthy flavour. With 26 per cent protein, these lentils have the third-highest level of protein, by weight, of any plant-based food after soybeans and hemp. 
  2. Put the masoor dal in a bowl of water. Change the water 2 to 3 times till the rice is clean. You can see in the image below the water is dirty. 
  3. The masoor dal is now cleaned.
  4. Strain the water.
  5. Place in a glass bowl and keep aside. The washed and drained masoor dal is ready.

tips for masoor dal and palak khichdi

  1. Along with the palak, we highly recommend you add 1 cup mixed vegetables (French beans, carrots and cauliflower).
  2. Spinach can be substituted with chopped chawli leaves.
  3. Do not make very big potato cubes. Cut them into small sized cubes to enjoy the texture of the khichdi. 

making masoor dal and palak khichdi

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
  3. Let the seeds crackle.
  4. Add 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing).
  5. Add 2 tsp green chilli paste.
  6. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  7. Sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  8. Add 1 cup chopped spinach (palak). We suggest you also add  add 1 cup mixed vegetables ( frnech beans, carrtos and cauliflower )
  9. Add 1/2 cup peeled potato cubes.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes,while stirring occasionally.
  12. Add 1/2 cup rice (chawal) , washed and drained.
  13. Add 1/2 cup masoor dal (split red lentil) , washed and drained.
  14. Add salt to taste.
  15. Add 3 cups of water.
  16. Mix well.
  17. Pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  18. This is how the khichdi looks.
  19. Serve immediately with fresh curds.
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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy183 cal
Protein6.7 g
Carbohydrates29.9 g
Fiber3.4 g
Fat4.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium14 mg

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Reviews

Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
5
 on 28 Sep 20 12:36 PM


What can you substitute Spinach with to retain closely the taste of the Khichdi
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Tarla Dalal    You can add lots of finely chopped coriander after pressure cooking and cook for a minute.
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29 Sep 20 09:07 AM
Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
5
 on 06 Jul 20 06:16 PM


Simple, healthy, tastes good
Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
5
 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
5
 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.