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Gujarati Kadhi and Khichdi Instant Pot

A Popular gujarati dish prepared with yogurt and chickpea flour that is served with hot rice and lentils khichdi.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Kadhi, Khichdi
Servings: 4
Calories: 483kcal

Ingredients

Mixed Lentils Khichdi

  • 1 tablespoon ghee or oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/8 tsp hing/asafetida
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 15 curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 green chillies/1/2 jalapeño minced
  • 1 cup white rice love short grain rice like soon masoori
  • 1 cup mixed lentils green gram/mung daal, red lentils/masoor daal, bengal gram/chana daal and split green gram/chilka mung daal
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 5 cups of water
  • cilantro for garnish

Kadhi

  • 1 cup plain yogurt full fat or low fat
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon besan chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/8 tsp hing/asafetida optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds optional
  • 2-4 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 green chillies 1/2 jalapeño, minced
  • 15 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • cilantro for garnish

Instructions

Khichdi

  • Rinse and drain rice and lentils.
  • Turn Instant Pot to saute(more) mode. Once the hot sign displays add ghee or oil. Add cumin seeds and asafetida. Add onions, curry leaves, ginger, garlic and chillies. Sauté for a minute. Add rinsed rice, lentils and salt. Mix well. Add water, give a quick stir and close Instant Pot lid with pressure valve to sealing. Set Instant Pot to Manual(Hi) 6 mins. Open after 10 min NPR. Garnish with cilantro.

Kadhi

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together yogurt, water and besan. Keep aside.
  • Set Instant Pot to saute(more) mode. Once the hot sign displays add ghee or oil. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add hing, fenugreek seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick, garlic, green chilies and curry leaves. Saute for a minute. Carefully pour the whisked yogurt mix into the Instant Pot. Add salt and sugar, mix well. Close Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Set Instant Pot to soup mode for 5 mins. Open after 10 min NPR. Add more water depending on the consistency you prefer and bring the kadhi to a full boil on sauté mode. Be very carefully if you need to open it before the 10 min NPR - as the kadhi can spill out of the pressure valve. Do slow, short bursts of quick release if you need to open before the 10 minute NPR. Garnish with cilantro.
  • Enjoy hot with Khichdi or plain rice.
  • Note: Kadhi can be made ahead and can be reheated before serving.

Notes

Kadhi can be made ahead and can be reheated before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 1941mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 160.3mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 4.4mg
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