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Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi

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Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi


for 6 servings

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 whole dry chili peppers
  • 4 whole cloves
  • ½ cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • ¾ cup quinoa (110 g)
  • ¾ cup mung (150 g), moong dal
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt, (adjust per taste)

Nutrition Info

    Calories 184
    Fat 4g
    Carbs 30g
    Fiber 6g
    Sugar 2g
    Protein 8g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Wash and strain quinoa and mung dal and set aside.
  2. Press 'Saute' mode on Instant Pot.
  3. Add avocado oil, dry chili pepper, cinnamon stick pieces, cloves, cumin seeds, and mustard seeds.
  4. Once heated, the mustard seeds will 'pop.’ At this point, add the washed and strained quinoa and dal.
  5. Add water, salt and turmeric and mix well. Once done, close the lid on the IP.
  6. Press 'Cancel' and then 'Multigrain'. Set time to 12 min.
  7. Move valve to 'Sealing' position and let cook.
  8. Serve hot.
  9. Enjoy!

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