how to make khichdi in instant pot

how to make khichdi in instant pot

How to Make Delicious Khichdi in an Instant Pot

Khichdi is a traditional rice and lentil dish popular in South Asia. It’s an easy and tasty one-dish meal that can be adapted to various tastes and dietary needs. Now, it’s easy to make in an Instant Pot. Here’s how:

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups of Basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • 1 cup of split red lentils
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons of garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of water


  • Turn on your Instant Pot. Start by pressing the Saute button.
  • Add the ghee. Once the pot is hot, add the ghee and allow it to melt.
  • Add the cumin and garlic. Allow it to fry for about a minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add the rice and lentils. Stir until everything is coated with ghee and the ingredients are combined.
  • Add the spices. Add the turmeric, garam masala and salt and stir until everything is combined.
  • Add the water. Pour the water into the pot and stir once more.
  • Pressure cook. Close the lid and press the Manual or Pressure Cook button. Set it for 10 minutes and allow the pot to pressure cook.
  • Release the pressure. Once the timer is done, release the pressure and open the lid.
  • Serve. Serve hot with a side dish of your choice.

Making Khichdi in the Instant Pot is simple and easy, and you can enjoy delicious, healthy, and hearty one-dish meal in no time. Try it today and have some delicious Khichdi!