Tonight I tried your Khichdi recipe for my daughter who was insistent I make it to soothe her tummy so I decided to make it but I tweaked the recipe a bit – I used brown basmati rice instead of white, added a little bit of Hing and 2 whole red chillies to the tadka, added mixed frozen vegetables and used only 4.5 cups of water instead of the 6 mentioned by you but I cooked it for 25 minutes. When cumin splutters then add onions. I started out cooking everyday food just a little over a year ago and I remember coming across your blog and finding your peas pulao recipe for the instant pot. I used brown basmati rice because that is what I had. Hi Stephanie, I can’t wait to hear what you think! After 20 minutes, drain the water and set aside. You can serve it with a meat based curry, vegetables and/or a side of achar (Indian pickles). My one year old loved this so much!! Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing! If i opt out the bay leaves – will it make a big difference. I just made it, and added some chopped fennel during the saute phase. But my whole world turned upside down when I tasted this khichdi. This recipe is easily customizable, so feel free to add ginger, garlic, green chilies or more spices if you wish. Basically the definition of unctuous. Mary, that’s so great to hear! Let me know how it goes . Thanks again for the recipe! making khichdi Heat 2 tbsp ghee or oil in pressure cooker. Ashiana, that’s so great to hear! Thank you for helping me to feel just a little bit better on an otherwise miserable day. I followed yours but cut out the cumin and bay leaf and it’s perfect. Hi there, when doubling the recipe, would the water amount also double to 12 cups? In many Indian households, this dish is often prepared for the very young, the sick and the elderly. Soak the basmati rice and small yellow lentils (moong dal) in cold water for 15-30 minutes. i’m new to cooking overall so still learning some of the basics as i experiment with recipes/dishes… I have made dry khichdi so added less water .If you want mushy khichdi you can increase water by 1 to 2 cup . Drain, rinse and set aside. Your email address will not be published. I improvised by adding Onions in sauté and big dry red chillies with hing. … If I want to add veggies with Khichdi itself , will the water and cooking time change? Thank you! The cooker should not be kept near any water-based surface to avoid electric shock. DAL KHICHDI IN ELECTRIC COOKER / RICE COOKER KHICHDI. No need to make onions light brown or golden … This recipe is fantastic – love the texture and the slight stickiness! If you prefer a thinner consistency, just add more water at the end. Maya, I’m so glad that this recipe made you feel a bit better – I hope by now you’ve made a full recovery and are feeling 100 percent! Also, if you are re-heating the khichdi the next day then you will need to thin it out as it thickens over time. Thank you for this easy-to-follow recipe. Hope that helps! Love this receipe! Barry, that’s so great to hear! Cheryl, that’s so wonderful to hear! Drain, rinse and set aside. Loved it Ashley! Khichdi has been largely responsible for my health transformation this year (as a part of an Ayurvedic diet) and today is my first attempt to make it with an electric pressure cooker. I’ve tried others recipes, but your kidchi turned out the best. Miss eating your favorite Indian recipes now that you're gluten-free? Pearl, that’s awesome! Add tomatoes + salt and fry till tomatoes become soft . Add water and mix well , adjust salt if required . Wren, that’s so great to hear! Hi Ashley! But I used the same amount of water as per the instructions – it turned out amazingly well! Feel free to adapt to your taste . Thanks, your the best!! When I was making this recipe, I kept thinking how bland the end product would be due to the fact that only 1 spice is being used. It calls for a handful of ingredients, the main two being basmati rice and small yellow lentils, also known as moong dal. I’m going to try it with five cups of water next time. Irene, that’s so great to hear! – any other tips/tricks to make sure you don’t over cook rice dishes in the IP? I’m so glad you liked it . Soak the basmati rice and small yellow lentils (moong dal) in cold water for 15-30 minutes. Tag @myheartbeets on Instagram and hashtag it #myheartbeets, Filed Under: autumn, egg free, gluten free, indian, instant pot, legumes (lentils and beans), main dish, nut free, side dish, spring, summer, vegetarian, winter, Instant Pot Indian Dishes Perfect for Summer, Instant Pot Indian Cabbage and Peas (Bandh Gobi Matar Sabzi). Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 20 minutes at high pressure. suggestions for when/adjustments for that? I also pressure cooked for an extra 5 minutes (so 25 altogether.) Thanks! I personally find khichdi to be a very soothing and healing food, especially when topped with lots of ghee. Clean ,wash and soak the rice + dal together  for 30 mins. So comforting and soothing. Can you recommend an alternative? Double all the ingredients but keep the cook time the same hope that helps! Go through the manual carefully before operating it to avoid any mistakes. Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you . This is my new favorite food. Add the drained rice [ there should be no water ] and stir fry for 2 mins . I want to learn basics of instapot. – natural pressure release or press the button (i have the Ultra 6qt) to force the pressure release? Add turmeric pwdr + asafoetida + salt and mix well . Thank you! It’s one my go-to for prenatal care, when I have morning sickness. Turned out beautifully! Thanks!! I could even see eating this for breakfast. Kriti, I’m so happy to hear that!! Kelly, I am so happy to hear that! Drain the water well from the soaked rice and dal . Thanks for letting me know how the khichdi turned out for you . Roberta, I’m so happy to hear that!! Would another cup work? I enjoy it with bhindi masala or yogurt or lemon pickle… It goes with anything. Jenny, I’m really glad you liked this khichdi so much I hope you’re feeling much better! I am sick and feeling homesick at the same time for khichdi, and every recipe out there is overly fussy and doesn’t look at all like what I consider to be “upset tummy khichdi” – haldi, rice, daal, salt. I made it for the first time last night and it turned out fantastic. I carefully dry sautéed (toasted) the cumin seeds. Thank you!!!! Hi Ashley, I think 5 – 8 minutes on Manual High is more than enough. The result was absolutely delicious! So, I usually use coconut oil, no ghee but cook it with some coconut milk. The taste is great but i think i must have messed something up to give me clumpy, dry texture…. Also, I’ve just ordered your ‘Indian Food Under Pressure’ through Amazon. Naz, I haven’t tried doubling this but typically I double all ingredients and keep the cook time the same. It’s always so comforting! Thanks, Noor! If yes, how much water should be added? Serve each bowl with a spoonful of ghee and a pinch of salt. Avoid using sharp object s for the same. However, is it supposed to very bland? When you re-heat khichdi or any dal after it has been in the fridge then you almost always have to add water or broth to thin it out over the stovetop! I added some veggies to this recipe and used green split moong instead of yellow as it was all I had at home. So comforting. We usually dry roast dal on a low to medium flame until lightly golden. Hi Ashley! This eBook includes 100+ north Indian and south Indian recipes that have been converted to be Paleo-friendly! This may damage the cooker. Ashley, Can we use short grain sona massori rice for this recipe? Khichdi , is a dish in  made of rice and dal. This comforting turmeric-spiced rice and lentil porridge is my go-to recipe when someone in my family is feeling under the weather. I usually just make it for my toddler and she barely eats a quarter of what your recipe makes. TIA. Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you! when reheating. Hope that helps . Neither my husband nor I could stop eating it! Would you use the same cook time if you used brown basmati rice, or would you increase it? I’m really glad you gave it a shot and liked it so much! Haven’t had kitchiri since a trip to India many years ago, but as I was feeling under the weather yesterday, what popped into my head was “Kitchiri!” I found your recipe and because I could make it without onions and garlic, which my stomach doesn’t always like, all I added was ginger, cauliflower and sweet potato and it was FABULOUS. I bought the rice and lentils a few months ago so they had not been sitting in the cupboard for long. I doubled all the ingredients except for the water. I tried your receipe with proper measurements. I usually make khichdi with mustard seeds, but I like how you used jeera/cumin seeds! Made this for the first time tonight, and it was just what we needed after a day of sneezing and feeling under the weather due to a cold. Great recipe… I have a little one with a stomach bug and this was perfect to help him get back onto his two feet with something more than Banada, Apples and Toast….thanks for sharing! In many Indian households, this dish is often prepared for the very young, the sick and the elderly – it’s thought to be easy on the stomach. Hi Noor, you can add more water at the start or you can also add it at the end. How much dal and rice should I use if I want to half the recipe? Looking forward to making the Indian food I love with the convenience of the pressure cooker. So glad to have found your site. That said, have you tried adding some chia seeds to your food (this would likely not be advisable if you have diverticulitis)? Thank you! Preeti, that’s so great to hear! Thank you, Lisa, yes you can definitely do this on the stovetop – it’ll take 45 mins – 1 hour. Press the sauté button, then add the ghee or oil. It’s my recovery postpartum dish! I hope it went well for you in the IP Let me know what you think of any recipes you try! Kriti, I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know how the khichdi turned out for you . Love your blog and recipes! Stovetop? Khichdi is prepared slightly differently depending on what region you’re from in India. Is this supposed to be more grainy and rice is distinct or more like oatmeal consistancy? Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you Love that you added cauli and sweet potato – yum! Add the coriander leaves and fry till it shrinks. So, so good! Wipe the dal with a clean cloth. We added cilantro at the end and stirred in a little bit of yogurt. Required fields are marked *. Hello Making this recipe do I keep it on sautee button or change to something else on instant pot? I added asafoetida and some dry red chilis during the sauteing step. One of favorite recipes of all time! Let me know how it goes , loved it! Ashley I tried this recipe. Copyright © 2020 My Heart Beets™ is a trademark ™ of My Heart Beets, Inc. All rights reserved. Hi Ashley, just got the instant pot so getting acquainted . Love your blog and recipes. Clean and dry the cooker thoroughly before it is used again. The flavors of the ghee, turmeric and roasted cumin complimented each other so well that I devoured had if it in one sitting. It came out really well. Allow it a minute to heat up, then add cumin seeds and the bay leaf. Any suggestions where I can find it? Great recipe but can I substitute the basmati rice with cauliflower rice?

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