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Two types of legumes, brown basmati rice, and goda masala are cooked in an Instant Pot® for a traditionally flavored Indian classic. Goda masala is a coconut-based seasoning, which gives this dish a fragrant and tasty edge. Khichdi is easy to digest, so it is nice for detox or when you want something light. Leftovers warm up nicely with a touch of water. This is a simple recipe; some cooks like to add vegetables to the saute.


Recipe Summary

35 mins
50 mins
1 hr 35 mins
10 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Rinse rice and mung beans. Cover with water and soak for 15 minutes. Rinse split yellow dal and add to the rice and mung beans to soak for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Saute cumin and mustard seeds in 2 tablespoons ghee until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add shallot and ginger and cook until shallot is tender and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the drained rice and legumes; stir to combine. Turn off Saute function.

  • Stir in goda masala, turmeric, pepper, and salt. Add water; stir well. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure and set timer for 18 minutes according to manufacturer's instructions. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes. Manually release any remaining pressure, 5 to 10 minutes more. Stir khichdi and divide between 6 bowls. Top each with 1 tablespoon of remaining ghee.

Cook's Note:

See my recipe for goda masala.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 9.1g; carbohydrates 40.2g; fat 18.6g; cholesterol 43.7mg; sodium 206.2mg. Full Nutrition