One-Pot Wonders

Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi

June 23, 2020
Photo by WarriorInTheKitchen
Author Notes

Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi is a healthy take on a traditional Indian comfort food. It is prepared in an Instant Pot with rice and lentils, spiced with turmeric, paprika, and a hint of cinnamon and cloves. —WarriorInTheKitchen

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 12 minutes
  • Serves 6
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 whole dry chili peppers
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 3/4 cup mung (moong) dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Wash and strain quinoa and mung dal and set aside.
  2. Press 'Saute' mode on Instant Pot.
  3. Add avocado oil, dry chili pepper, cinnamon stick pieces, cloves, cumin seeds, and mustard seeds.
  4. Once heated, the mustard seeds will 'pop'. Add the washed and strained quinoa and dal.
  5. Add water, salt and turmeric and mix well.
  6. Close the lid on the IP. Press 'Cancel' and then 'Multigrain'. Set time to 12 min. Move valve to 'Sealing' position.

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