oats khichdi
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Oats Khichdi

This is a healthy and delicious one pot oats khichdi made with oats, mix vegetable and moong dal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Recipe can be halved or doubled.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 865mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4095IU | Vitamin C: 24.7mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 5.2mg