How to make Carrot and Spinach Khichdi -

Khichdi made more nutritious with the adition of carrots and spinach.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Carrots (गाजर), Fresh spinach leaves (palak) (ताज़ा पालक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Carrot and Spinach Khichdi

Carrot and Spinach Khichdi Recipe Card


Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Carrot and Spinach Khichdi Recipe

  • Carrots peeled and grated 2 medium

  • Fresh spinach leaves (palak) shredded 1/2 cup

  • Rice soaked 1 cup

  • Ghee 3 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green chillies slit into halves 2

  • Split green gram with skin (chilkewali moong dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and sauté for a minute.

Step 2

Add asafoetida, green chillies, mix well and sauté for ½ minute.

Step 3

Add carrot, mix and sauté for a minute on high heat.

Step 4

Add spinach, mix and sauté for a minute.

Step 5

Add green gram, rice and mix well.

Step 6

Add turmeric powder, salt, mix again and add 2 cups water. Stir to mix and bring it to a boil.

Step 7

Cover and pressure cook on medium heat for 3 whistles or till fully done.

Step 8

Drizzle some ghee and serve hot.

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