Instant Pot Saatvik Kichadi | Toka Chef Recipe

posted by Preethi Chandrasekhar, June 06, 2018

Kichadi is one of the famous and staple food of India. There are different types of kichadi, and every state of India has their signature kichadi recipe. Today, I am going to share the Vrindavan style Saatvik kichadi without any onion and garlic.

Kichadi is also known as kitchari, khichuri, kichuri bhaat. This favorite Ayurvedic food is delicious, healthy and nourishing as well. This cleansing meal is easy to make as well.

If you are planning to introduce rice to your toddlers, this is one among the best bet. Today I am sharing the Instant Pot version of it, but this can be made in the pressure cooker as well. Before I get into the recipe, I want to share about our "recipe live" that we do on Instagram every month. Join us on the last Saturday of every month at 9 AM PST where my son and I make the Toka Chef recipe.

Toka Yum Moment:

This June moth theme for Toka Box is "Yoga," and we want the recipe to align with the idea. I had few recipes on my mind, but as kiddo likes it very much, I went with kichadi. Kichadi is a very mild food prepared with rice and moong dal along with other veggies. The no onion no garlic Vrindavan style kichadi is very gentle and perfect for toddlers and young kids.

Toka Chef Moment:

We use different spice powders in this recipe, and it is a great way to introduce spice powders to your child. When we were doing live on IG, kiddo was asking about coriander seeds and powder. I mentioned that we get the seeds from cilantro plant and then immediately he wondered why say coriander powder instead of cilantro powder? One interesting question right? I didn't answer him on that day, but cilantro powder is dried cilantro leaves powder which is green in color whereas coriander powder is the dried coriander seed powder. Kids are always curious, and they ask interesting questions. We learn a lot from them too.

Now without any further ado, here is the recipe.

Instant Pot Version of Saatvik Kichadi


Prep - Work:

(As I used IP, I let my son, add all the ingredients. But if you are using the pressure cooker, please modify the steps and help your child on needed basis)


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