How to make Palak Khichdi - cook smart -

Bright green khichdi made with spinach and some masalas

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Fresh spinach (palak), Cooked rice (पके हुए चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

advertisement

Palak Khichdi - cook smart

Palak Khichdi - cook smart Recipe Card

Print

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Khichdi - cook smart Recipe

  • Fresh spinach (palak) 1 large bunch

  • Cooked rice 3 cups

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Tata Sampann Dal Tadka Masala sachet 1 (20 gram

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 10-15

  • Large onion finely chopped 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh cream 1/4 cup + for drizzling

  • Yellow capsicum strips for garnish

  • Red capsicum strips for garnish

Method

Step 1

Heat butter in a non-stick pan. Add half the Tata Sampann Dal Tadka Masala, garlic and sauté well.

Step 2

Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add remaining Tata Sampann Dal Tadka Masala, mix and sauté for 4-5 minutes.

Step 3

Heat sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan. Add spinach leaves and salt and blanch for a minute.

Step 4

Transfer in chilled water, put in a blender jar, add little water and blend to a fine puree.

Step 5

Add green chillies to the onion and sauté. Add spinach puree and mix well. Add rice and mix well. Add salt and mix well.

Step 6

Add garam masala powder and cream, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Drizzle some cream, garnish with yellow and red capsicum strips and serve hot.

advertisement
website of the year 2013
website of the year 2014
website of the year 2016
MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.