Paalak Mattar ki Khichadi

Paalak Mattar ki Khichadi is a healthy and nutritious one pot meal with rice , lentils and greens . This meal is a comfort meal at the same time very delicious with a flavour of garlic .

My husband is a great fan of Khichadi and these Khichadis are made very often for dinner . Normally he prefers a lot of mixed veggies and I don’t deviate from the regular Vegetable Khichadi which I posted yesterday . It was at a wedding function that they had a counter for Khichadis . Yes you read right at a wedding ! They had a spread of khichadis and it was interesting to taste these . This is one counter which was jam packed . I guess everyone wants light comfort food rather than those fancy dishes .

I made this khichadi while my son in law visited us , as he is very fond of these too . I got my chance to experiment with a new flavour . Spinach and fresh green peas are the highlight of this meal . Garlic enhances the flavour , and I would strongly recommend it , but if you do not like the flavour just ignore it . I like all my Khichadis with pure ghee which lends them a wonderful aroma along with a intoxicating flavor .

The Paalak Mattar ki Khichadi makes a perfect balanced meal by it self but a addition of a raita makes it more desirable . I served it with Cucumber Tomato Raita, but you can choose any raita from Dahi Boondi or Aaloo Anar  Raita or just simple plain fresh yogurt .

This is my Day 2 Post under the theme One Pot Meals..

Paalak Mattar ki Khichadi

Paalak Mattar ki Khichadi

Ingredients

1 cup rice
1cup toor daal
1 tsp ghee
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1 cup spinach
1 cup green peas
2 tbsp ghee
5-6 garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
1 small stick cinnamon
2 cloves
1 onion , chopped
2 green chillies , chopped
1/4 tsp garam masala

Tempering

1 tbsp ghee
2-3 cloves garlic , sliced
Pinch asafoetida

Method

Wash and soak the rice and daal for 10-15 minutes .
Pressure cook the daal and rice with 5 cups water , turmeric powder, salt and ghee .
Pressure cook for 2 whistles and let the pressure drop by itself .
Wash and chop the spinach finely .
Boil 1 cup water and after the water is rolling boil add spinach and switch off the gas.
After a minute drain the water and pour cold water over the spinach . Let the excess water drain .
Boil green peas till tender .
Heat ghee and add cumin seeds , cloves , cinnamon.
Add garlic and onions .Saute till onions turn pink . Add the blanched spinach , boiled peas .
Cook till the mix is dry .
Add garam masala and the cooked khichadi and mix well .
Just before serving temper with ghee, garlic and asafoetida .
Serve with curd or onion tomato Raita or Dahi Boondi.

Paalak Mattar ki Khichadi

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Paalak Mattar ki Khichadi
Paalak Mattar ki Khichadi is a healthy and nutritious one pot meal with rice , lentils and greens . This meal is a comfort meal at the same time very delicious with a flavour of garlic .
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Tempering
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Tempering
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak the rice and daal for 10-15 minutes .
  2. Pressure cook the daal and rice with 5 cups water , turmeric powder, salt and ghee .
  3. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and let the pressure drop by itself .
  4. Wash and chop the spinach finely .
  5. Boil 1 cup water and after the water is rolling boil add spinach and switch off the gas.
  6. After a minute drain the water and pour cold water over the spinach . Let the excess water drain .
  7. Boil green peas till tender .
  8. Heat ghee and add cumin seeds , cloves , cinnamon.
  9. Add garlic and onions .Saute till onions turn pink . Add the blanched spinach , boiled peas .
  10. Cook till the mix is dry .
  11. Add garam masala and the cooked khichadi and mix well .
  12. Just before serving temper with ghee, garlic and asafoetida .
  13. Serve with curd or onion tomato Raita or Dahi Boondi.
Recipe Notes

Paalak Mattar ki Khichadi

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13 thoughts on “Paalak Mattar ki Khichadi”

  1. Another excellent combination for Khichadi. I can imagine how people would have lined up for the Khichadi counter in a wedding. Those standard menus have become so boring and this one surely makes an excellent change!

  2. What a fabulous combination for Khichadi, dunno why never tried palak khichadi at home. SOunds very interesting and definitely a delicious twist from the usual Khichadis.

  3. Palak matar ki khichdi look very comforting and I can finish it all with dollop of ghee, curd and some chutney.

  4. I can’t believe khichdi was served at a wedding as its not considered a good omen. However times have changed and khichdi is one of the healthiest meals. Adding spinach and peas is a good idea and wouldn’t mind with some of that browned garlic on top. Hubby and I too love different kinds of khichdis and will keep your variations in mind when I make some next time.

  5. I love garlic flavour in kichdi and the tempering and topping of the roasted garlic must make this kichdi wonderful. The palak and green peas give a nice colour and taste to the kichdi..

  6. Kichadi at weddings are so rare and I am so glad you got to make something that was served there. My little one loves anything green and he loves kichadi. This might be something that will be his favorite.

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