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Oats Khichdi Recipe
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Oats Khichdi Recipe

Recipe Video Above. Oats Khichdi is an Indian style oats porridge packed with vegetables and yellow moong dal. Learn how to make a healthy vegetable oats khichdi.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 adults
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 2 Cup whole oats
  • 1 Cup yellow moong dal (dhuli moong)
  • 1/2 Cup fine chopped onion
  • 1/4 Cup fine chopped tomato
  • 1 Cup fine chopped spinach
  • 1/4 Cup fine chopped carrot
  • 2 tablespoom ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon hing (asafoetida)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder


  • Wash and soak the dal in 2 cups of water. 
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Add cumin seeds, asafoetida and let them splutter for a few seconds.
  • Next, add the chopped onion and saute for 2 - 3 minute over medium flame. 
  • Add the soaked dal (not the water), tomato, carrot, spinach and stir to combine. Saute for 3 - 5 minutes. 
  • Now, add the oast, spices, salt and 6 cups of water. Stir to mix. 
  • Seal the pressure cooker with a lid. Cook khichdi over low heat for 2 - 3 whistles. Turn off the heat. Let the steam release naturally from the pressure cooker. 
  • Serve Oats Khichdi warm with a dollop of ghee, raita, or chutney


  • You can use instant pot or an electric pressure cooker as well to make this khichdi. Cooking time may vary as per the equipment. 
  • I have used whole oats to make this khichdi. You can use rolled oats, instant oats or steel cut oats for this khichdi recipe. 
  • Recommended Equipment: Pressure Cooker (buy it here)


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.3g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 4.3g | Fiber: 3.1g