Khichdi in a Jar – Kitchari vegetable mix for instant pot or casserole. Simple lentil rice soup with vegetables. Risotto with spices. Offer the jar full of lentils, rice, and spices. Place in a saucepan with the vegetables of your choice. Easy weeknight dinner.  Gluten free, soy free and nut free vegan recipe.


  • 3/4 cup (138.75 g) Riz Basmati blanc à grains long
  • 3 /4 cup (144 g) des lentilles à cuisson rapide comme les lentilles corail , (j’utilise généralement moitié moong dal et moitié lentilles corail)
  • Preparation

  • Assemble the pot: layer the rice and lentils.
  • < span style="display: block;">Toast the cumin seeds and cloves on the stovetop over medium-high heat until the cumin seeds change color slightly. This step is optional. Roasted cumin seeds add a deeper, tastier flavor. Allow to cool completely.
  • Add toasted cumin and cloves to the Place remaining spices in a small ziplock bag and add to the saucepan. Close the cover. Can be kept for up to 3 months.
  • Instructions to run the khichdi On the glass:

    Wash the lentils and rice (optional).

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  • In the Instant Pot, add 3.5 to 4 cups of water (depending on your stew consistency), washed lentils & Rice, contents of the spice bag, 3/4 to 1 teaspoon salt and 1 tomato, finely chopped. Add up to 2 cups chopped veggies and mix. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 2-4 minutes (4 minutes for an Indian khichdi-style puree consistency). For traditional rice and dal-style kitchari, pressure cook 3 minutes at low pressure. Release the pressure after 5 minutes. Shake gently.

    (For casserole add 5 cups of water. Place of 3.5 and remaining ingredients as above. Cover partially and cook for 22 minutes, then check for consistency and doneness and continue cooking until finished.).

  • Garnish with coriander, lemon juice and chilli flakes and serve plain or with chutneys or papadams/crackers. 

  • Prepare directly: Gather ingredients. Heat 1 teaspoon of cooking oil on IP or a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the cumin and cloves and cook until fragrant. Add bay leaves, turmeric and garam masala and mix for a few seconds. Add the remaining ingredients, water and salt and cook as in step 5.
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