Microwave Cooking – Palak Kichidi

Thanks to the renovation and Mr Singh ji’s video on youtube, this dish has become a regular in our house :). An easy dish which can be eaten as one pot meal or with any curry or raita of your choice.


Onions: 2; finely sliced

Green Chilli: 3; finely chopped (adjust as per taste)

Tomatoes: 2; cubed

Cumin Seeds: 1 teaspoon

Oil: 1 tablespoon

Rice: 2 cups

Yellow Moong Dal: 1 cup

Spinach: 1 bunch; finely chopped

Turmeric Powder: ½ teaspoon

Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 teaspoon

Salt: to taste

Water: 6-7 cups of waters (depends on the consistency required)

1. In the microwave oven cooker, mix sliced onions, chopped chilies, cubed tomatoes, cumin seeds and oil. Cover with lid and microwave for two minutes.

2. Slightly mash the cooked ingredients.

3. Add soaked rice and dal along with chopped spinach, salt, turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste. Add water, mix well and microwave for 20 minutes.

4. Leave in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove the lid carefully and mix gently. Serve hot with any curry or raita of your choice.


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