Instant Pot Khichdi (Rice and Lentil Porridge)
Instant Pot Khichdi (Rice and Lentil Porridge)
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    In many Indian households, this dish is often prepared for the very young, the sick and the elderly - it’s thought to be easy on the stomach. Khichdi is prepared slightly differently depending on what region you’re from in India. Below is the way my family makes this dish: with a few simple spices and plenty of ghee. This recipe is easily customizable, so feel free to add ginger, garlic, green chilies or more spices if you wish. You can also make this porridge as thick or as thin as you’d like. If you prefer a thinner consistency, just add more water at the end. 

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup basmati rice (soaked for 15-30 minutes)
    • ½ cup small yellow lentils
    • 2 tablespoons ghee or oil of choice
    • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin seeds
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 6 cups water
    • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • Ghee (for serving)

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