One Pot Quinoa & Split Mung
Yields 4.5 cups
Protein protein protein. This is India's favorite one pot comfort dish. We traded rice for quinoa and we promise, you won’t miss it. The texture is similar to soupy oatmeal with the creaminess of risotto. Of course, it is 100% guilt free. Enjoy it for lunch, dinner and even breakfast, we do! It is our favorite one pot meal.
Ingredients: Organic Split Mung, Organic Quinoa, Avocado Oil, GrassFed Ghee, Spices & Salt
Instructions: Package includes one sachet of spiced quinoa and split mung. TIP: Cutting packet on two/three sides will facilitate moving it's contents into the IP
- Add contents of packet and 4 cups water.
- SEAL and cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 5 minutes.
- Once done, let rest for 10 minutes, then VENT to release remaining pressure.
- Open lid and stir so the water and legumes are blended in well together.
- CANCEL to turn off. Enjoy!
Garnish Tips: yoghurt, papadum, cilantro-mint chutney, onions, pickles. Leftover Reheating Tips: As legumes thicken over time, add boiling water to loosen
History: This is India's favorite one pot meal. It is traditionally a fragrant potpourri of rice (we have substituted quinoa), lentils and spices found in kitchens all over India in various avatars.
The mighty Mughals too fell in love with this rice-lentil staple and gave it an important place in the imperial menus of medieval India. There are several historical references to Emperor Akbar’s penchant for khichdi.
Today, with every region in India having its own take on this classic dish, it won’t be an understatement to call khichdi India’s version of culinary comfort. From serving it as a baby’s first meal and gruel for the sick to a deeply satisfying lunch on a rainy day, this versatile dish effortlessly lends itself to diverse occasions.