Hearty and comforting one-pot khichdi with all the classical Indian flavors that’s ready in just under 40 minutes.
This is a super versatile dish where you can add your fav veggies. I used green beans, green peas, and carrots in mine and it turned out incredibly delicious.
Perfect recipe idea for lunch or dinner. Let’s go! 🙂
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup mung dal (yellow mung lentil)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 1 inch ginger (finely chopped)
- 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
- 2 green chilies (finely chopped)
- 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (aka hing)
- 3 tomatoes (chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder (or normal red chili powder)
- 1 cup chopped green beans
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup green peas
- 5 cups water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
- Vegan butter (to garnish - optional)
- Wash quinoa + mund dal and transfer them to a large bowl. Add 3-4 cups of hot water. Soak for 30 minutes.
- *After 30 minutes* Drain and set aside.
- Set a large, non-stick cooking pot over medium heat. Add oil.
- Once it's hot, add mustard seeds + cumin seeds. Stir and let them splutter for 30-40 seconds - or until the cumin is dark-brown.
- Add onion + ginger + garlic + green chilies + asafoetida. Stir-saute for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
- Next, add tomatoes + turmeric powder + Kashmiri red chili powder + salt + pepper. Stir-saute for 5-6 minutes, or until the tomatoes are completely mushy.
- Now add the quinoa & mung dal + green beans + carrots + green peas + water. Mix well.
- Cover the pot and cook over low-medium heat for 30-35 minutes. Stir occasionally (every 8-9 minutes).
- Once it's done, add lemon juice + cilantro. Give it a quick mix. Turn off the heat.
- Transfer to serving bowls and top it up with vegan butter (optional) + your fav garnishings. Serve hot.
If you liked this Quinoa Khichdi recipe, check out this delicious Vegan Butter Chicken recipe we posted earlier.
If you enjoy reading and cooking from our blog, check out Vaishali’s Holy Cow Vegan and her scrumptious Bombay Potatoes. 🙂