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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.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Soaking time for Rice and Dal/Lentils 30 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian Cuisine, North Indian Cuisine
Servings 4 people


  • 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.
Keyword Makar Sankranti Special Recipes, Winter Food
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