Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi

Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi

Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi
Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi

"Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi is a healthy version of a traditional Indian comfort food. It is prepared in an Instant Pot with quinoa and lentils, spiced with turmeric, paprika, and a hint of cinnamon and cloves. Khichdi is typically served with a cool, refreshing drink called Chhaas. Chaas is made from homemade yogurt and flavored with coarsely ground roasted cumin seeds, salt, and finely chopped cilantro. Quinoa Khichdi is quite versatile because you can add any vegetables you have on hand such as potatoes, onions, zucchini, cauliflower, peas, etc. "

NotesFeel free to play around with this base recipe by adding vegetables you have on hand such as onion, potatoes, peas, cauliflower, eggplant, zucchini, etc.

Serves6 people

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time12 min


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 dry chili peppers
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3 cups quinoa
  • 3 cups moong dal (yellow lentils)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Wash and strain quinoa and mung dal and set aside.

  2. Press 'Saute' mode on Instant Pot.

  3. Add avocado oil, dry chili pepper, cinnamon stick pieces, cloves, cumin seeds, and mustard seeds.

  4. Once heated, the mustard seeds will 'pop'. Add the washed and strained quinoa and dal.

  5. Add water, salt and turmeric and mix well.

  6. Close the lid on the IP. Press 'Cancel' and then 'Multigrain'. Set time to 12 min. Move valve to 'Sealing' position.

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