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Chilka Urad Dal Khichdi in Instant Pot

Makar Sankranti Special, Chilka Urad dal/Split Black Gram Khichdi. Chilka Urad and Rice cooked in desi ghee for one comforting and wholesome meal. Instant Pot Method.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Soaking time for Rice and Dal/Lentils30 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine, North Indian Cuisine
Keyword: Makar Sankranti Special Recipes, Winter Food
Servings: 4 people
Author: Swati


  • Soak Lentils and Rice for at least half and hour before cooking.
  • Finely chop or make a coarse paste of ginger and green chillies.
  • Set the Saute mode on  and adjust the temperature to high. When the oil is hot, add asafoetida and cumin seeds and saute. 
  • Add rice and lentils, turmeric powder and salt and mix. Add water above 1 inches above the khichdi.
  • Cancel the saute mode and set on the pressure cooker mode. Close the lid and set the timer to 5 minutes(high) and start the timer. 
  • Once done, wait for another 5 minutes and then release the pressure(quick release pressure).  
  • Enjoy hot Khichdi with curd/yogurt/buttermilk.


I have Instant Pot Ultra Model, the process remains same for cooking khichdi in other Instant Pot models, only the display is different.