Instant Pot Collard Greens Khichdi

Khichdi is a one pot complete meal with lentils and rice. Any kind of lentil or dal can be used to make khichdi. There are many variations of this humble dish, almost every region in India makes this dish. Khichdi can be made with grains instead of rice which can be eaten during fasting. Bajra or pearl millet khichdi is one such example.  

Bisi bele bhaat is a version of khichdi in Karnataka and Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Some temples also serve khichdi as “prasad” or special offering. It is very easy and simple to make this dish and is also given to infants or a convalescent as it is easily digestible. 

Khichdi can also be made very lavish by adding a lot of vegetables and spices too. But as they say less is more, this simple dish is and always will be a comforting dish. 

Come on let’s make khichdi..

Servings

4-5

Prep Time

30 minutes for soaking and chopping

Cook Time

Active 4 minutes, pressure release about 15 minutes

Total Time

About 45-50 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup rice soaked for 15 minutes, any variety
  • ½ cup split green moong dal, soaked for 30 minutes
  • ½ cup yellow moong dal, soaked for 30 minutes
  • 8 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup chopped collard greens
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp asafetida powder
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 -2 tsp cumin coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee

PREPARATION

Step 1
Set the Instant pot on saute mode, add ghee. When it melts add cumin coriander powder, asafetida powder and cook for a minute.

Step 2
Now add red chili powder and turmeric powder.

Step 3
Drain the dals and rice and add to the Instant pot. Add collard greens, water and salt.

Step 4
Stir well and cover the lid. Set the vent to the sealing position. Using the manual function set the Instant pot on high pressure for 4 minutes. 

Step 5
Let the pressure release naturally, serve hot with yogurt, papad and pickle.

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