Palak Khichdi

 Hi

Recently we visited a small restaurant in Egmore ,
Chennai called as Novelty.Generally this place is supposed to be crowded on
weekends as it serves good vegetarian food but we were lucky to get a table
with minimum waiting .We order the usual soup, starter and main course. What
stood out was the palak kichadi. It was heavenly. Couldn’t stop myself from
trying this at home.
INGREDIENTS
Palak
2
bunches
Onion
1
Basmati
rice
1cup
Masoor
dal
1/2
cup
Ginger
garlic paste
1/2
tsp
Turmeric
powder
1/8th
tsp
Chilli
powder
1tsp
Corainder
powder
1tsp
Cumin
powder
1tsp
Garam
masala
1tsp
Cumin
seeds
1/2tsp
Oil
1tsp
Ghee
few
tbsp
Salt
to
taste
PREPARATION
Wash and soak the rice and dal for 15 minutes. Drain
it and keep aside
Take out only the leaves of the spinach. Put it in
boiling water and cook for few minutes. Take out only the leaves. Let it cool
completely. Now grind it and keep aside
Chop the onions finely
Heat the oil in a small pressure pan.Add the cumin
seeds and when it sizzles add the cut onions and cook in low flame till it
becomes transparent
Now add the spinach puree and cook for 2 minutes
Add all the dry masala powders, mix well and add the
rice dal mixture.
Now add 3 cups of water and salt. Close the lid of
the pressure pan and cook upto 3 whistes
Let the pressure release completely.
Open the lid slowly, mash with a ladle, add some
ghee and serve warm

Tasty bhi aur healthy bhiJ

Veena

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