Instant Pot Khichdi/ Pongal

It is a delicious, cheap and easy-to-make instant pot dish. It is perfect for main course and helps to please rice lovers.

Instant Pot Khichdi/ Pongal
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: basmati rice, Khichdi/ Pongal, yellow lentils or moong dal
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 3
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice washed
  • 1/2 cup split yellow lentils or moong dal washed
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Add oil, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, curry leaves and ginger in the inner pot of Instant pot. Select “Sauté”.
  • After 30 seconds, add rice, moong dal, water, salt and turmeric powder.
  • Press the “Cancel” button and close the lid of Instant pot.
  • Now, press the “Manual” button and cook for about 5 minutes on HIGH pressure.
  • Release the pressure naturally through the steam vent and open the lid.
  • Dish out and serve h0t.
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