Potato & Dal Khichdi - Pressure Cooker

Khichdi, is a dish in made of rice, lentils and sometimes we add veggies whatever available at home. Most people think that khichdi as bland, tasteless and as food for babies or the sick. A well made khichdi is delicious, full of protiens, satisfying, nourishing, and most of all it's a complete one pot meal . Not much of pots and pan to wash. Make this in a pressure cooker, it cooks in a jiffy and yet tasty. 
This is also perfect to make when you are tired or want to russel up something healthy and quick then this recipe is for you.  My mother used to make this very often during monsoon, when it's a rainy day, no fish or meat at home and we relished this steaming hot.
Serves 2
Measurement - 250 Ml Cup 
1 Cup Rice - you can use any rice, long or short grain rice
1/3 Cup Masoor dal - or of your choice
1 Veg Stocks cube
1 Large Potato - cubed
½ Teaspoon Turmeric powder
½ Teaspoon Garam masala powder
Himalayan Pink Salt to taste
1 Teaspoon Sugar
A Sprig Curry Leaves
1 Medium Onion - thinly sliced
2 Green chillies - slit
2 -3 Tablespoons Oil
2½  Cups Hot Water

Wash the dal, rice and keep aside.
In a pressure cooker heat the oil and fry the potato cubes on high flame till the start to get brown.
Add the, curry leaves sliced onions & chillies
fry till the onions start to brown, add the soup cube and mix well
Add the dry powders, salt to taste (be careful soup cube contains salt), sugar, mix all well, 
Add the  rice &  dal and fry  for just a minutes taking care not break the rice.
Add 21/2 cups hot water cover with lid & pressure cook on medium high flame for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame and let the steam settle/slightly cool down.
Open  the cooker and give it a light stir with fork. 
Serve piping hot with pickle, papad & raita 
Cucumber Tomato Raita
1 Cup Chilled Thick Yogurt - whisked
1 Cucumber  - diced
1 Medium Tomato - diced
Himalayan Salt to taste
½ Teaspoon Sugar
A Dash of  Pepper powder - optional

Just mix all ingredients together and raita is ready.  Serve garnished with mint leaves. 
Enjoy with Potato & Dal Khichdi !!
Labels : Potato,  Masoor Dal,  Rice,  Khichdi, One Pot Meal, Pressure Cooker, Raita, Salads, Multi Cooker Monday, Vegan , Gluten Free, Healthy, Main Course, Serves Two

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  1. This sounds like a wonderful Meatless Monday meal and that Raita....oh my YUM

  2. This doesn't look bland at all! It sounds delicious!

  3. What a wonderful, hearty and comforting dish!