Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi- 10 minute Quinoa-Lentil Porridge
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Dried bay leaf- 1
  • Garlic, chopped- 2 cloves
  • Ginger, chopped- 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies, chopped- 2
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
  • Carrot, chopped- 1
  • Tomato, chopped- 1
  • Toor Dal or Mung Dal- ¾ cup (rinsed)
  • Quinoa- ¾ cup
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala- ¾ tsp
  • Water- 3 cups
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
Instructions
  1. Turn on the Instant Pot.
  2. Select Saute setting at normal temperature.
  3. When the display turns hot, add 1 tbsp ghee.
  4. Add dried bay leaf, chopped garlic, ginger, cumin seeds and green chilies; saute for 3 minutes.
  5. Add onion and 1 tsp salt. Saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Add carrot, tomato, toor dal, quinoa, turmeric powder, garam masala, water and cilantro; combine well.
  7. I've used toor dal, you can also use yellow mung dal, rinsed well under running water.
  8. I didn't rinse or soak the quinoa, added directly to the pot from the packet.
  9. Close with the lid.
  10. Cancel Saute. Select Pressure cook setting, set TIME TO 10 minutes at high pressure.
  11. If using 7 in 1 duo IP, turn the pressure valve to SEALING.
  12. After 10 minutes of pressure cooking, do a quick pressure release. You can do natural pressure release also. I've zero patience and tend to do quick pressure release while cooking in IP :)
  13. Open the lid, taste the khichdi and add salt if required.
  14. Add 1 tbsp ghee and combine well to the khichdi; tastes delicious.
  15. Serve into soup bowls and enjoy this healthy and nutritious khichdi.
Notes
Quinoa can be replaced with basmati rice or long grain rice.
You can skip sauteing ginger/garlic/onions; dump all the ingredients into the pot and pressure cook for 10 minutes.
Can be also made with just quinoa without the toor dal.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas - Healthy Recipes, Instant pot, Videos by Thasneen at http://www.thasneen.com/cooking/instant-pot-quinoa-khichdi-15-minute-quinoa-lentil-porridge/