Instant Pot Khichdi Easy Kitchari recipe

What is Kitchari or Khichdi

Kitchari or Khichdi is an Indian dish with rice and lentils with a porridge-like consistency. 

In Ayurveda, Kitchari is considered as a cleansing food.


Rice Lentils Water Spices Oil

Prep work

There is no need to soak the rice or lentils. But I usually soak my rice and lentils if using the stovetop method to cook the kitchari.

If using veggies, chop them.

Step 1

Heat a pan or Instant pot. Once it is hot, add cumin seeds.

Step 2

Add rinsed rice, lentils, turmeric powder, salt, and water to the instant pot or pan.

Step 3

Seal the vent and start the Instant pot in manual mode and cook it for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Once the instant pot finishes cooking, manually release the pressure. Mix it once.

Step 5

If using a stovetop pan, cook the kitchari over medium heat until the lentils and rice is cooked as per your liking.

Garnish the khichdi with cilantro and serve it hot! For detailed instructions, click the below link..!!