Oats khichdi recipe

Oats khichdi recipe – healthy, nutritious and quick to make khichdi recipe made from oats, yellow moong dal and mix of veggies and spiced with few basic spices.

When it comes to making dinner after the busy working days, I usually go for quick meal which can be ready in 30-45 minutes.
e.g. pulao-raita, rotisabji, dal dhokli or khichdi-kadhi.

Among all these, our family favorites are roti-sabji and khichdi-kadhi combo.

I usually make masala khichdi or vaghareli khichdi at least once a week. But recently, hubby gave up the white rice because of some medical reasons. So I started making khichdi with brown rice. And one day, I got an idea. Why not replace the rice with oats and make oats khichdi recipe? I gave it a try and we both loved it.

Apart from dinner, this oats khichdi can be packed in lunch box with raita or yogurt in separate container for kids or adults.

Here I have used carrot, peas and tomatoes. You can use any other of your choice, e.g. potatoes, green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, corn, capsicum, fresh tuvar and so on.

Sometimes instead of yellow moong dal I use chilka moong dal (split moong dal with skin). I have also made this khichdi with toor dal (arhar dal) too. But toor dal requires more soaking time. Try combining different dal and play around, so you won’t get bored of it.

If making for kids, you can reduce the green chili and red chili powder, adjust as per needed.


How to make oats khichdi recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) First wash the yellow moong dal under running cold water till water runs clear.

2) Soak them in enough water for 15-20 minutes and then drain the water. Meantime prep other ingredients for khichdi.

3) Heat the oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop. Then add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

4) Now add curry leaves. It may splutter.

5) Immediately add chopped onions and mix well.

6) Saute till onions get translucent or light pink in color.

7) Now add ginger paste and green chili.

8) Cook for a minute or till the raw smell of ginger goes away.

9) Add rest of the veggies (tomato, peas, carrot). Mix well.

10) Cook for a minute or two.

11) Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt.

12) Stir well and cook for a minute.

13) Now add oats and drained moong dal.

14) Mix well.

15) Add water.

16) Cover the pressure cooker with lid, put the weight on. Cook it for 2 whistles on medium heat. After that turn off the stove and let the pressure go down by itself. Then open the lid. You will notice the dal is almost mushy and khichdi has thick runny consistency.

17) Lastly add chopped coriander leaves.

18) And mix.

As time goes and oats khichdi becomes warm or cool, khichdi will become more thick.

Serving suggestion: Serve oats khichdi with kadhi or raita or pickle on side. It can be served with plain yogurt as well. Have roasted papad on side for some crunch.

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Oats khichdi recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Calories 225 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • ½ cup Oats rolled or regular or quick cooking or instant
  • ½ cup Yellow moong dal (split and skinless)
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 5-7 Curry leaves
  • ¼ cup Onion chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 1 Green chili chopped finely
  • ¼ cup Green peas
  • ¼ cup Tomato chopped
  • ¼ cup Carrot chopped
  • Salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 2 ½ cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. First wash the yellow moong dal under running cold water till water runs clear.
  2. Soak them in enough water for 15-20 minutes and then drain the water.
  3. Meantime prep other ingredients for khichdi.

Making oats khichdi recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add mustard seeds and let them pop. Then add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  3. Now add curry leaves. Immediately add chopped onions and mix well.
  4. Saute till onions get translucent or light pink in color.
  5. Now add ginger paste and green chili. Cook for a minute.
  6. Add rest of the veggies and mix well. Cook for a minute or two.
  7. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Stir well and cook for a minute.
  8. Now add oats and drained moong dal. Mix well.
  9. Add water. Cover the pressure cooker with lid, put the weight on.
  10. Cook it for 2 whistles on medium heat.
  11. After that turn off the stove and let the pressure go down by itself.
  12. Then open the lid. You will notice the dal is almost mushy and khichdi has thick runny consistency.
  13. Lastly add chopped coriander leaves. And mix.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving

Nutrition Facts
Oats khichdi recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Sodium 335mg 14%
Potassium 290mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 29.4g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5.7g 23%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 7.8g 16%
Vitamin A 59%
Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 5%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

View Comments (10)

  • It's as if you read my mind....was looking the Internet for some easy veg oats recipe(Indian) :)
    Thanks for posting this.
    I will surely make this and I think it's going to be a regular in my home.
    Could you please tell whether we need to wash/soak oats like the moong dal?
    And please post some more breakfast/main course recipes involving Oats.
    Thanks.

    • Good to know that recipe will be helpful.

      No need to wash or soak the oats. Even no need to roast them. Just add oats directly in the recipe.
      yes I have plan to add more oats recipes here. Stay tuned.

  • Thanks for this recipe.I was motivated to try oats khichdi after seeing it here.

    However, some of it gets burned at the bottom and sticks to the pressure cooker.What could be the reason?

    • The gas flame should be medium. it will not stick.
      Next time try adding little more water and cooking for little less time.