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Healthy Oats Khichdi Recipe

Recipe Video Above. Oats Khichdi is an Indian style savory porridge packed with vegetables and yellow moong dal. Learn how to make a healthy vegetable khichdi in a few simple steps.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 2 Cup whole oats
  • 1 Cup yellow moong dal (dhuli moong)
  • ½ Cup fine chopped onion
  • ¼ Cup fine chopped tomato
  • 1 Cup fine chopped spinach
  • ¼ Cup fine chopped carrot
  • 4 tablespoom ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ¼ teaspoon hing (asafoetida)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 6 cup water


  • 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 an 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. 


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2298IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 4mg