Recipe

Quinoa Khichdi in a Pressure Cooker – Easy Vegetarian Recipe

Prep: 
10 mins
Cook: 
45 mins

Ingredients

Quinoa Khichdi:

Quinoa - 3/4 cup

Yellow Mung Dal - 3/4 cup

Oil / Ghee - 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp

Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp

Bay Leaf - 1 qty

Onion - 1, chopped

Ginger - 1 inch, finely chopped

Garlic - 3 cloves, finely chopped

Green Chilies - 2, finely chopped

Asafoetida / Hing - 1/4 tsp

Tomatoes - 3, chopped

Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp

Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp

Salt - 2 big pinches

Pepper - to taste

Green Beans - 1 cup, chopped

Carrots - 1 cup, chopped

Green Peas - 1 cup

Water - 5 cups

Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp

Cilantro Leaves - 1/4 cup, chopped

Garnish:

Carrot - 1, grated

Green Chili - 1/2, finely chopped

Cilantro Leaves - 1 tbsp

Lemon - 1 squeeze

Ghee - 1tsp garnish

Pressure cooker quinoa khichdi is a vegetarian dish that's easy to make, full of flavor, and family style. Made with quinoa, yellow moong dal, and tons of veggies, this creamy and rich khichdi is a one pot meal that the whole family will love.

Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi is an easy switch, just follow the same steps, but cook it for 4 minutes on high pressure with a 10-minute pressure release!

Watch our video for step-by-step instructions on how to make Quinoa Khichdi recipe. We’ve included demonstrations and pro tips to help you out in the kitchen! For Khichdi calories and nutrition information, see the recipe card below.

Instructions

1) Thoroughly rinse 3/4 cup quinoa and 3/4 cup yellow mung dal under water until it runs completely clear.

2) Transfer the quinoa and dal to a large bowl. Cover them completely with water and set aside to soak for 30 minutes (optional).

PRO TIP: While soaking, prepare your other ingredients!

3) Drain the dal and quinoa and set aside.

4) In a 5 Liter pressure cooker over medium/high heat, add 2 tbsp oil or ghee.

5) After heating, add 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, and 1 bay leaf.

6) Sauté for about 1 minute until the seeds begin to crackle and the cumin turns to a darker color.

7) Add 1 chopped onion, 1 inch finely chopped ginger, 3 cloves finely chopped garlic, 2 finely chopped green chilis, and 1/4 tsp asafoetida / hing powder.

8) Mix well and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until the onion turns translucent.

9) Add 3 chopped tomatoes, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 2 big pinches of salt, and pepper to taste.

10) Mix well and sauté for about 7 minutes. The tomatoes should be completely mashed.

11) Add the soaked quinoa and dal, 1 cup chopped green beans, 1 cup green peas, 1 cup chopped carrots, and 5 cups of water. Mix thoroughly.

PRO TIP: Do not overfill your pressure cooker. To be safe, it should not be over 2/3rds full.

12) Seal pressure cooker, bring to full pressure and cook for 3 whistles.

13) After the 3rd whistle, turn off the heat and let the pressure release naturally (about 15 minutes).

14) Once finished, mix thoroughly.

15) Add 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves and 2 tbsp of lemon juice. Mix well.

16) Transfer Quinoa Khichdi to a serving bowl. Add 1 tsp ghee, grated carrot, chopped cilantro, finely chopped green chili, and lemon to garnish.

17) Serve hot!

Pressure cooker quinoa khichdi is a vegetarian dish that's easy to make, full of flavor, and family style. Made with quinoa, yellow moong dal, and tons of veggies, this creamy and rich khichdi is a one pot meal that the whole family will love.

Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi is an easy switch, just follow the same steps, but cook it for 4 minutes on high pressure with a 10-minute pressure release!

Watch our video for step-by-step instructions on how to make Quinoa Khichdi recipe. We’ve included demonstrations and pro tips to help you out in the kitchen! For Khichdi calories and nutrition information, see the recipe card below.

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