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Oats khichdi recipe with step by step photos – healthy and delicious one-pot oats khichdi made with oats, mix vegetable and moong dal. This recipe is also quick to prepare.

oats khichdi recipe

One of the ways I include Oats in our diet is by preparing oats khichdi. Oats dosa, Oats idli and this oats khichdi are some of our family favorite recipes with oats. So at times I prepare this recipe and give a skip to the regular mung lentil khichdi.

I always add some veggies in it for some more nutrition. Addition of veggies also makes the oats khichdi more tasty. otherwise kids won’t like the bland taste of oats. The recipe is very easy and similar to the way khichdi is made.

Tips for making oats khichdi

  • You can add veggies of your choice also. I add whatever spare veggies I have in the fridge.
  • You can use quick-cooking oats as well as rolled oats to prepare the recipe. If using rolled oats, then just add some more water.
  • For a no spicy oats khichdi, skip green chilies, red chili powder and add less ginger.
  • For a no onion no garlic khichdi, just skip the onions.
  • The recipe can be doubled or tripled. You can even halve the recipe and prepare this khichdi for 1-2 people only, as not everyone is fond of oats.

It can be served plain or along with some curd, raita or pickle. I simply drizzle some lemon juice and have it.

How to make oats khichdi

1. In a 2 litre pressure cooker, first heat 1.5 tablespoons ghee. Then add 1 small tej patta (Indian bay leaf) and 1 teaspoon cumin seeds. Let the cumin seeds crackle.

making vegetable oats khichdi recipe

2. Then add ⅓ cup chopped onions.

onions for vegetable oats khichdi recipe

3. Saute onions till they turn translucent.

onions for making vegetable oats khichdi recipe

4. Then add ⅓ teaspoon finely chopped ginger and 1 green chili, chopped. Saute for a few seconds.

making vegetable oats khichdi recipe

5. Next add ⅓ cup chopped tomatoes.

tomatoes for making vegetable oats khichdi recipe

6. Saute till tomatoes soften.

tomatoes for making vegetable oats khichdi recipe

7. Then add the mixed veggies. I added ⅓ cup chopped carrots, ⅓ cup green peas and ⅓ cup potatoes. You can add veggies of your choice. Saute veggies for a minute.

veggies for making vegetable oats khichdi recipe

8. Then add ⅓ cup moong dal which has been rinsed.

making oats khichdi recipe

9. Mix very well.

making oats khichdi recipe

10. Next add ⅓ cup quick cooking oats.

making oats khichdi recipe

11. Also add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and ¼ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder.

spices for making oats khichdi recipe

12. Mix very well.

preparing oats khichdi recipe

Cooking oats khichdi

13. Add 2.5 cups of water.

preparing oats khichdi recipe

14. Season with salt.

preparing oats khichdi recipe

15. Mix again.

preparing oats khichdi recipe

16. Cover the cooker with its lid and pressure cook on a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes.

preparing oats khichdi recipe

17. When the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid and stir the oats khichdi.

oats khichdi recipe

18. Serve oats khichdi hot or warm with a garnish of chopped coriander leaves. You can accompany some salad, pickle, raita, yogurt or drizzle some lemon juice on top of oats khichdi.

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oats khichdi

Oats Khichdi

5 from 9 votes
This is a healthy and delicious one pot oats khichdi made with oats, mix vegetable and moong dal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Cuisine North Indian
Course: Main Course

Servings 2
Units

Ingredients

  • 1.5 tablespoons ghee or oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 small tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • cup chopped onions or 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger or ½ inch ginger - finely chopped
  • 1 green chili - chopped
  • cup tomatoes or 1 small to medium sized tomatoes
  • cup chopped carrots
  • cup chopped potatoes
  • cup green peas - fresh or frozen
  • cup moong dal (split and husked moong lentils)
  • cup quick cooking oats or rolled oats
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2.5 cups water or add as required
  • salt as required
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

Instructions

  • In a 2 litre pressure cooker, first heat 1.5 tablespoons ghee. Then add 1 small tej patta and 1 teaspoon cumin seeds. Let the cumin seeds crackle.
  • Then add ⅓ cup chopped onions.
  • Saute onions till they turn translucent.
  • Then add ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger and 1 green chili, chopped. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Next add ⅓ cup chopped tomatoes.
  • Saute till tomatoes soften.
  • Then add the mixed veggies. You can add veggies of your choice. Saute veggies for a minute.
  • Then add ⅓ cup moong dal which has been rinsed. mix very well.

cooking oats khichdi

  • Next add ⅓ cup oats.
  • Also add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder.
  • Mix very well. add 2.5 cups water. Season with salt and mix again.
  • Cover the cooker with its lid and pressure cook on medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes.
  • When pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid and stir the oats khichdi.
  • Serve oats khichdi hot or warm with a garnish of chopped coriander leaves. You can accompany some salad, pickle, raita, yogurt or drizzle some lemon juice on top of oats khichdi.

Notes

  • Recipe can be halved or doubled.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Oats Khichdi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 865mg25%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 4095IU82%
Vitamin C 24.7mg30%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 Comments

  1. Loved the idea of having oats as khichdi with moong dal and veggies.With a dash of lime juice it was simply delicious.5 stars

    1. thank you winnie. this oats khichdi is one of the favorite khichdi at my place. healthy and tasty.

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