Matki Khichdi Recipe - Palak Pudina Moth Bean Khichdi Recipe
Hariyali Matki Khichdi is a simple and healthy recipe that you can make for your weekend night dinner. It is a delicious combination of rice and matki beans which you can serve with Rajasthani Kadhi, Salad and Roasted Papad.
Khichdi is a comfort meal, which everyone resorts to when you are sick or in no mood to cook an elaborate meal. Hariyali Matki Khichdi is a fairly easy to make with minimal ingredients, yet healthy and nutritious.
A teaspoon of ghee when added to the cooked khichdi, while serving takes the whole dish out of the world. Here we have made the khichdi using Moth beans, Spinach and Mint leaves, which gives the khichdi a beautiful green colour.
Hariyali Matki Khichdi Recipe (Moth Beans & Rice with Palak & Mint) uses very few spices, and the mint added gives a very refreshing flavour. The khichdi is then finished with a garlic tadka in ghee, which adds the finishing robust flavours to dish.
Did you know: Moth Beans also known as Matki is rich in protein and are great for building muscles and providing energy. It is rich in B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, iron, copper, sodium and zinc all of which are essential nutrients the body needs for internal development.
For those who have type 2 diabetes, eating cooked moth beans in the form of this khichdi along with a high-fibre diet can help control long term blood sugar levels.
If you like this Khichdi, you can also try other Khichdi recipes such as
- 3/4 cup Rice
- 1 cup Moth Dal (Matki) , soaked overnight
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 1 cup Spinach , roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina) , roughly chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
- 1 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 2 teaspoons Ghee
- Salt , to taste For tadka
- 1 tablespoon Ghee
- 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
How to make Matki Khichdi Recipe - Palak Pudina Moth Bean Khichdi Recipe
To begin making Hariyali Matki Khichdi (Palak Pudina Moth Bean Khichdi Recipe), wash and soak the moth beans overnight.
Wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes before starting to cook.
Heat 2 teaspoons of ghee in a pressure pan, add the cumin seeds, whole peppercorns and let it crackle.
Add the asafoetida, onions and saute until it turns translucent.
Once the onions turn translucent, add the chopped spinach and mint leaves, saute until it wilts a bit.
Drain and add the soaked moth beans and rice.
Add 4 cups of water, season with salt, garam masala and pressure cook the Matki Khichdi for 3 to 4 whistles. Switch off the heat. And let the pressure release naturally.
Open the lid and gently mix the Matki Khichdi together.
Now, heat the remaining ghee in a small tadka pan, add the chopped garlic cloves and fry until it turns golden. Switch off the heat.
Pour this crispy garlic tadka over the prepared Matki Khichdi.
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