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Masala Khichdi - Instant Pot

Learn how to make Masala Khichdi using an Instant Pot with the help of short video and detailed step by step directions. This nutritious one-pot dish is a combination of rice and lentils, vegetables and some powerful spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Uma Srinivas



  • Add oil to inner pot in Instant Pot and press the saute setting.
  • As the oil heats up, add cumin seeds.
  • Follow up by adding onions, grated ginger, and green chilies. Stir constantly for a minute.
  • Add tomatoes and continue to stir for at least a minute.
  • Add all the spices and stir continuously for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now add all veggies and salt and continue to mix them well to get an even coat of spices on the veggies.
  • Add rinsed rice, lentils, (moong dal & masoor dal ) and water. Give it a good stir one last time.
  • 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!


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg