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Quinoa Khichdi recipe in pressure cooker

Quinoa Khichdi Recipe in Pressure Cooker

Quinoa Khichdi Recipe in Pressure Cooker, one-pot, tasty, wholesome meal with quinoa, lentils/dal and vegetables. Comforting, filling and super easy to cook quinoa recipe.
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Indian, indian cuisine
Keyword: 30 minutes, khichdi, quinoa, quinoa recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 369kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • ½ cup Yellow moong dal/dhuli moong dal
  • ¾ cup Quinoa
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Pinch of hing
  • ½ cup Carrot chopped
  • ½ cup Beans chopped
  • ¼ Onions chopped
  • 1 Potato medium-sized
  • 1-2 green chili chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 Red Chilies Whole
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed peppercorns and cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 10-12 Cashews
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 2-3 Red chilies whole


  • To prepare quinoa khichdi, start with preparing the ingredients. In a bowl add half a cup of yellow moong dal and wash it
  • In another bowl wash a ¾ cup of quinoa. Wash the quinoa too until the water comes out clean. When done, keep it aside.
  • In a cooker add quinoa, yellow moong dal, salt, turmeric powder, and red chili powder.
  • Add 3 and a half (3 ½) cup water and mix them well.
  • Now, pressure cooks the khichdi till 2 whistles. After 2 whistle turn off the heat and allow the pressure cooker to cool naturally.
  • In another pan heat tablespoon of ghee. Reduce the heat.
  • Add cumin seeds in the ghee and cook for a minute.
  • When cumin seeds to crackle and then add chopped onions in it.
  • After that add chopped green chilies, chopped ginger and saute them until the onion is golden brown.
  • Add 2 whole red chilies, chopped potatoes, beans and carrots in the pan.
  • With a mortar and pestle, crush 4 peppercorns and 6 cloves and add them to the pan.
  • Now, cook the vegetables covered for 5-6 minutes till they are tender enough. You can add a tablespoon or two of water if required.
  • After cooking vegetables add a teaspoon of coriander powder.
  • Add salt to taste and mix well.
  • Now, add pressure cooked quinoa khichdi (that we cooked earlieand mix all the ingredients well.
  • Add water to adjust the consistency of khichdi as per your preference and allow the khichdi to cook well.
  • Cover and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  • When the khichdi is cooked, turn off the heat and prepare the tempering.

For Making Khichdi Tadka

  • For tempering, heat a tablespoon of ghee and add few cashews in it.
  • Fry the cashews/kaju and keep aside.
  • Now, in the same tempering pan add a teaspoon of cumin, asafoetida and whole red chilies.
  • Add this tempering/tadka in the khichdi and top it with fried cashews.
  • Drizzle a teaspoon of ghee in the khichdi and serve with papad, pickles and fresh dahi/curd.


Recipe Notes- Quinoa Masala Khichdi

  • To make the healthy quinoa khichdi, it is important to wash the yellow moong dal perfectly. You should wash the dal(lentil) 3-4 times until the water runs out clear.
  • At the time of tempering keep the heat to medium otherwise, the cumin may burn.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3137IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 7mg