Vegetable Khichdi | Instant Pot Vegetable Khichdi

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In North India, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Khichdi cooked with vegetables is served in Pandals the day of Makar Sankranti (which is also known as Harvest Festival). This one-pot meal khichdi makes a perfect bowl of healthy and comfort food. I personally find Vegetable Khichdi very easy and comforting meal for the lazy winter afternoons. 😀 This could be a very easy to digest and light meal for your weeknight dinners when you are too exhausted and have very little time and energy to prepare dinner.
Serve a plate of hot vegetable Khichdi with a dollop of ghee/butter, a bowl of curd, pickle and roasted papad on the sides. Enjoy this warm and comforting meal any time of the day.
Serves 4

  • 1 Cup rice
  • ½ Cup split yellow lentils/ moong dal
  • 2 Cups chopped mix veggies (cauliflower florets, potato, carrot, green peas, and French beans)
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 Dry red chilies
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 Green chili, finely chopped
  • 1 Large tomato, chopped
  • 1 Tsp coriander powder
  • 1 Tsp red chili powder
  • ½ Tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ Tsp garam masala
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • Salt as required

Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Vegetable Khichdi | Instant Pot Vegetable Khichdi
Step 1- Turn IP to sauté mode and roast split yellow lentils for 2mins. Soak roasted lentils and washed rice separately for 15-20mins

Step 2- Heat 2tbsp oil. When it’s hot, add bay leaf, dry red chilies, cloves, green cardamoms, cumin seeds and a pinch of asafoetida to IP. Sauté for 30secs and add chopped ginger-green chili

Step 3- When the ginger turns light brown add the chopped tomato and sprinkle some salt. Fry until mushy and add the dry spices (red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and garam masala). Mix well

Step 4- Add the chopped veggies and fry for 2mins on sauté mode (high pressure) and then add the soaked lentils and rice. Add 4cups of water with required salt. Turn the IP to rice mode 12mins (low pressure) with the valve on the seal side. Let the pressure release naturally

Garnish with ghee/butter and fresh coriander leaves. Serve hot with a bowl of curd and enjoy. 🙂


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