Spinach Khichdi

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Ingredients:

Rice – 100gm \ 1 large cup, uncooked

Sona Mung daal- 50gm, no need to fry

Spinach paste (thick paste)- 1-1/2 cups,

onion – 1, small, chopped

capsicum – 1, small, finely chopped

Ginger paste – 1tbsp

chilly – 1

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

cumin seeds – 1tsp

Fenugreek sedds – 1tsp

Bay leaf – 2

oil to fry

salt to taste

sugar

water (do not worry about quantity)

Method:

1. Wash & soak, both rice & daal, together or separately.

2. Heat oil in a cooker. Add bay leaves, cumin & fenugreek seeds. When the seeds start to splatter, add onions. Saute for 1-2min. Add capsicum, saute for 2mins again. Now add the spinach & ginger pastes. Cook for 3mins.

3. Add rice & daal. Add salt, sugar, chilly flakes & turmeric powder. Saute for 5 more mins.

4. Add 4cups of water. Cover and cook on high flame & wait for the cooker to whistle 4-5 times. Turn off the heat & let it set for 10-15 mins.

5. Transfer to a serving plate & enjoy.

Recipe by  Nandita Debnath © 2013

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