Carrot and Spinach Khichdi

Khichdi made more nutritious with the adition of carrots and spinach. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Carrot and Spinach Khichdi

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Main Ingredients Carrots, Fresh spinach leaves (palak)
Cuisine Indian
Course Rice
Prep Time 51-60 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Carrot and Spinach Khichdi

  • 2 medium Carrots peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup Fresh spinach leaves (palak) shredded
  • 1 cup Rice soaked
  • 3 teaspoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 2 Green chillies slit into halves
  • 1/2 cup Split green gram with skin (chilkewali moong dal) soaked
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt


  1. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and sauté for a minute.
  2. Add asafoetida, green chillies, mix well and sauté for ½ minute.
  3. Add carrot, mix and sauté for a minute on high heat.
  4. Add spinach, mix and sauté for a minute.
  5. Add green gram, rice and mix well.
  6. Add turmeric powder, salt, mix again and add 2 cups water. Stir to mix and bring it to a boil.
  7. Cover and pressure cook on medium heat for 3 whistles or till fully done.
  8. Drizzle some ghee and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1296
Carbohydrates 238.3
Protein 42.4
Fat 19.2
Other Fiber Fiber- 19.3gm