7 December 2015

Moong Dal Palak Khichdi

        One pot meals are not just the most convenient, but also an all-in-one comfort food that satiate one's appetite without over-crowding it with choices!! Khichdi, the ultimate Indian one-pot meal, is a great combination of rice and pulses and need the company of just some curd and pickle. As the saying I heard somewhere, Khichdi ke chaar yaar, Ghee, Dahi, Papad aur Achaar!! (The 4 companions of Khichdi - Clarified butter, Curd, Papad and pickle :) )

This khichdi comes with a twist, inspired from a recipe from a favourite TV show




Whole Green gram (moong dal) - 2 cups, soaked for 2 hours
Sprouted Green gram - 1 cup
Chopped Spinach - 1 cup
Turmeric powder (Haldi) - 1/4 tsp
Green chilies - 3
Buttermilk - 4 cups
Rice - 2 cups
Oil - 2 tsps
Cumin seeds (Jeera) - 1 tsp
Cloves - 3 to 4
Salt to taste
Clarified butter (Ghee) - 3 tbsps + 2 tbsps
Chopped Garlic - 4 to 5 cloves
Chopped Ginger - 1 tbsp


1. In a pressure pan or cooker, heat the oil and add jeera & cloves and fry for a bit.

2. Add the soaked green gram, chopped spinach, turmeric powder, salt, rice and fry for 3-4 minutes.

3. Now add the sprouted green gram and mix again. Pour 3 tbsps ghee and add slit green chilies and mix. Finally add the butter milk and cook on high heat up to 2 whistles, reduce heat and cook up to 2 whistles more.

4. Remove and let the pressure naturally release. Heat 2 tbsps ghee in a large pan and fry the chopped ginger and garlic till golden brown. Add the cooked Khichdi gradually and stir well.

Serve hot with curds and pickle of choice.


  1. You have taken this dish to a different level by adding the goodness of Palak

  2. You have taken this dish to a different level by adding the goodness of Palak

    1. Thank you Alka...just inspired :) Do try and let me know..

  3. loved the idea of adding sprouts and spinach.

  4. I came across your blog while looking for some moong dal recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye on your post.

  5. Thanks for sharing this information,
    Gorgeous moong dal palak khichdi! Love this recipe!! I have learn this item to cook while I was studying in the Hotel management courses in kolkata

  6. Thanks for sharing this information, I really appreciate your cooking skills. Thank You! I love this dish so much. I have learned this dish to prepare when I was studying in the hotel management institute in Kolkata