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Wholesome Khichdi (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

Instant Pot Wholesome Khichdi

Sometimes all you need is a bowl of simple, home-cooked food. When I think of such a satisfying comfort meal, a lightly seasoned khichdi is the first thing that comes to my mind.

A wholesome, nutritious khichdi is an easy-to-digest, vegetarian one pot meal prepared with different varieties of lentils and rice cooked in its own unique style in every Indian household. This creamy bowl of Indian style risotto is seasoned with various spices. The flavors of this comforting meal with ghee and served with yogurt raita, papad, pickle and chutney are so soothing that they’ll warm your heart after a long day!

Instant Pot Wholesome Khichdi
Instant Pot Wholesome Khichdi
Instant Pot Wholesome Khichdi

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Instant Pot Wholesome Khichdi
Wholesome Khichdi (Instant Pot or Stovetop)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 

This creamy bowl of Indian style risotto is seasoned with various spices. The flavors of this comforting meal with ghee and served with raita, papad, pickle and chutney are so soothing that they’ll warm your heart after a long day!

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Custom Category: Dinner, Healthy, Indian Main Course, Instant Pot Recipes, Lunch, Main Course, Meals
Servings: 3
Calories: 381 kcal
Author: Nidhi Bothra
Ingredients
Khichdi:
Kachumber Salad:
  • 1 cucumber , chopped
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 shallots (onions) , chopped
  • 1 green chilies , chopped
  • 3 tbsp peanuts , roughly crushed
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt , to taste
Instructions
Instant Pot:
  1. Turn on saute mode in the Instant Pot and add in ghee, bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, and cumin seeds. Sauté for 1 minute and add in your onions and green chili-ginger-garlic paste. Sauté for 2 mins until fragrant.

  2. Add in your tomatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Then, add in your carrot, peas, zucchini, drained rice, and drained lentils. Gently mix them together. Add in salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and water.

  3. Put the lid on and pressure cook for 5 minutes on high in manual mode and then quick release after 5 minutes.

  4. Open the Instant Pot and if needed, adjust the consistency by adding some more water and cooking on saute mode. Adjust the seasonings according to your taste.

  5. Serve with Kachumber salad, yogurt, and pickles! Enjoy!

Stove Top:
  1. All the instructions are the same as above, except step 3. In that step add an additional ½ cup of water and then pressure cook for 1 whistle on high flame and 1 whistle on medium flame.

Kachumber Salad:
  1. To make the Kuchumber salad, mix the ingredients together and set aside.

Nutrition Facts
Wholesome Khichdi (Instant Pot or Stovetop)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 1076mg31%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 4506IU90%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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1 Comment

  1. I’m not a huge fan of khichdi, but this one sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it out. It’s so nice that the recipe is easy, and the pictures look amazing. I’ll be sure to bookmark this post and make some soon.

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