Comfort Food – Khichdi

Seriously! Getting back to an empty fridge and a full week ahead of you when you need to feed three stomachs, has never been this easy. Thanks to my buddy, instant pot.

I made a quick khichdi for lunch, cooked a curry, marinated the meats for the week, and made two of the 4 lunches for Tara for this week, and now I wait for my magic machine to make some yummy yogurt for me overnight. I can enjoy it in my smoothie tomorrow morning šŸ™‚

Here’s a quick khichdi recipe that requires less than 5 min of prep time and some 10min to cook. It has become our staple every time we come back from a trip.


  1. Turn on the pot. Set it to Saute. Add some ghee/oil.
  2. When pot turns hot, add the cumin, ginger, hing and red chilies and chopped onions. All the digestive goodness that your tummy desires after a long trip away from home šŸ˜€
  3. Add whatever frozen whatever frozen veggies you have in the freezer. I usually keep cauliflower, peas, carrots.
  4. Toss in the lentils and rice and top it off with water. [ 1/2 cup rice, 1/2 cup Moong Dal and 1/2 cup toor dal with 2 cups of water]
  5. Season with turmeric, salt.
  6. Seal the lid. Set it to rice setting and forget about it
  7. Add a spoon of ghee when you serve it. Delicious šŸ˜€

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s