Add oil to inner pot in Instant Pot and press the saute setting.
2 tablespoon coconut oil
As the oil heats up, add cumin seeds.
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
Follow up by adding onions, grated ginger, and green chilies. Stir constantly for a minute.
1 medium-size red or white onion chopped, 1 teaspoon grated ginger, 2 green chilies chopped (optional)
Add tomatoes and continue to stir for at least a minute.
1 large tomato chopped
Add all the spices and stir continuously for 1-2 minutes.
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon garam Masala powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon red chili powder
Now add all veggies and salt and continue to mix them well to get an even coat of spices on the veggies.
¼ cup frozen peas, ¼ cup frozen corn, 2 carrots chopped
Add rinsed rice, lentils, and water. Give it a good stir one last time.
1 cup rice, ½ cup masoor dal, 4 cups water
Close the lid of the instant pot and turn the steam release handle to the sealing position. Select the pressure cooking option and set the time for 7 minutes.
When time is up open the lid using natural release.
Instant Pot Masala Khichdi is ready! Mix and serve hot with your favorite chips or Indian pickles!