Love the greens. A twist to our humble Khichdi.
I love the greens.. a lot. In every way they are served to me. And one dish that I have seen most people relishing is the ‘Palak Khichdi’. Well this is almost the same but with a twist. Daliya is one item which is always stocked at my home. A super fibrous low calorie item is must in my pantry not for the health reasons, I mean I ain’t really a diet conscious person. But for the simple reason that I love Daliya. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner or evening hunger, I can relish Daliya.
- Daliya : half cup
- Moong Dal (with Chilka) : half cup
- Palak : a small bunch of leaves, washed and chopped
- Green Chillies : 2
- Curry Leaves : 10 – 15
- Garlic : 5 -6 cloves
- Panchphoran Mix – 2 teaspoons
- MOMmade Haldi Powder – Half teaspoon
- MOMmade Dhana Powder – 1 teaspoon
- MOMmade Garam Mazala – 1 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
- Oil or Ghee for tadka
Start by washing the daliya & chilke wala moong dal (you can opt for normal moong dal as well). Place it in a small cooker with double the water (2 cups), MOMmade Haldi Powder , MOMmade Dhana Powder, MOMmade Garam Mazala and salt as per your taste. Cook for around 2 or 3 whistles.
Blanch the Palak in little water, cool off and grind to a smooth paste along with the green chillies.
Pour the Palak paste on the ready khichdi. Mix well. And now prepare the tadka. In a small tadka pan, take a tablespoon on ghee (you can take oil is you like), add in the panchphoran (a mix of Jeera, Rai, Saunf, Methi & Kalaunji), curry leaves and pounded garlic. Let it all crackle and sizzle. Then pour the tadka over the khichdi mix and cover well for 5 minutes.
And the super yummy Palak Daliya Khichdi is ready to be savoured. I love Kadhi along with this but plain curd would also do or just as it is. It is yummy, nutritious, colourful on plate and and tasteful in mouth. Enjoy the yumminess.
BE YUMMY. BE HEALTHY.
I am Manasi Khandpekar, the founder of MOMmade along with my mom. She is the backbone while I enjoy being the face. Travelling from graphic design to brand communication to creating a brand of my own was a journey of learnings and excitement. The world of food fascinates me everyday. And thats where I am living every moment right now. Writing is another passion so food plus writing gave birth to this blog.