4 from 8 votes
Gujarati Kadhi and Khichdi Instant Pot
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

A Popular gujarati dish prepared with yogurt and chickpea flour that is served with hot rice and lentils khichdi.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Kadhi, Khichdi
Servings: 4
Calories: 483 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
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
  1. Rinse and drain rice and lentils.
  2. 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
  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together yogurt, water and besan. Keep aside.
  2. 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.

  3. Enjoy hot with Khichdi or plain rice.
  4. Note: Kadhi can be made ahead and can be reheated before serving.
Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Gujarati Kadhi and Khichdi Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 1941mg84%
Potassium 650mg19%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 160.3mg194%
Calcium 159mg16%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.