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Palak Kichadi

Palak Kichadi

Spinach, or Palak is a rich source of magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus, along with the many other nutrients it serves. A great food choice to keep your blood pressure levels in check, this simple, healthy, and tasty Palak Kichadi can be your quick, go-to meal. Here’s the recipe
Course Main Course


  • 1/2 Cup Semolina (Rava)
  • 70 Gms Green gram (washed)
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric / Haldi
  • 3 Cup Water

For kichadi

  • 1 Tbsp Ghee / Oil
  • 2 Pods Cardamom
  • 1 Inch cinnamon
  • 1 Bay leaf / Tej patta
  • 1 Dried red chilli
  • 1/2 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 Green chilli (slit)
  • 1 Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Palak/any spinach leaves
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp Salt


  • In a kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee/oil and saut. Add  2 pods of cardamom, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 bay leaf and 1 dried red chilli. Also saute ½ onion, till they turn slightly golden. Additionally, saute ½ tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 green chilli. Furthermore, add 1 tomato and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy. Add palak puree and cook for 5 minutes or till palak changes colour. Then, add pressure cooked rice and moong dal. Also, add 1 cup water and 1 tsp salt.
  • Simmer and boil for 5 minutes or till kichadi absorbs palak flavour. Finally, serve palak kichadi hot topped with more coriander if required. Enjoy a healthy, tasty meal.


IngredientSodium (mg)Potassium (mg)
Semolina (125g)2.88355
Green gram (70g)8.73823.9
Turmeric (2.5g)0.0959.3
Palak/spinach (1/2cup)4.2562.5
oil/ghee (15g)--
Bay leaf--
Red chilli (5g)0.97112
Green chilli (5g)0.1621
Onion (30g)1.6551
Tomato (30g)2.9161.2
Ginger garlic0.1+0.15+5.3
Salt (1.2g)480 
Keyword Palak Kichadi