Oats Khichdi -is an Indian style oats porridge packed with vegetables and yellow moong dal. It’s a fabulous vegetarian one-pot casserole meal cooked in a pressure. Oats Khichdi is a wholesome recipe that replaces rice with oats, has lots of veggies for nutrition, and moong dal for protein.
After a long, hard day at work, there’s nothing like relaxing on your favorite couch at home with a big generous serving of warm khichdi, pickle and some ghee drizzled on top. That’s healthy comfort food at its best.
Unlike the traditional dal khichdi or chana dal khichdi, we’re replacing oats with rice to up the nutritional content and lower the calorie content.
There are different methods of making Khichdi in India . Starting with the way it’s spelled – Khichdi, khichri or khichuri, to the texture of the khichdi, there are so many variations.
so , here i mentioned very easy instant Oats Khichdi recipe, you can prepare at home on sunday or any day as a Breakfast or dinner.
Ingredients for Oats Khichdi:-
- 1 cup Instant Oats
- ½ cup Dhuli Moong Dal / Split Yelow Lentils
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 2-3 Cloves
- 2 inch Cinnamon
- 4-5 Black peppercorn
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- ¼ tsp Hing
- 3-4 Dry Red Chillies
- ½ cup Onion (Chopped)
- 1 tsp Ginger (Grated)
- ½ tsp Turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- ¼ cup Carrot (Cut into small pieces)
- ¼ cup Beans (Cut into small pieces)
- 2 tbsp Corn 2 tbsp Peas
Instructions for oats khichdi:-
- Heat vegetable oil in a pressure cooker.
- Once the oil is hot, add cloves, cinnamon and black peppercorns and fry for a few seconds.
- Add cumin seeds and heeng and let them splutter for a few seconds.
- Add dry red chillies, onion and ginger and fry until onion turns translucent.
- Now add oats and dhuli moong dal along with 4 cups of water, turmeric powder, salt, carrots, beans, corn and peas.
- Pressure cook the Khichdi until done. ( Approximately 1 whistle on high heat. Then simmer the heat and cook for 2 whistles on low heat )
- Remove the pressure cooker from heat and let the pressure release.
- Serve Khichdi with a dollop of ghee, papad and raita.