• 1 cup millet

  • ½ cup lentils or black-eyed peas any lentils like green gram, red lentil, pigeon peas

  • 4 cups water

  • 3 potatoes small sized

  • 2 carrots

  • 12 green beans

  • 3 cloves optional

  • 2 green cardamom

  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds powder

  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

  • salt to taste

Ingredients for making tadka for millet khichdi

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds

  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 2 whole red chili optional

pinch of hing optional


  • Take a pressure cooker or an Instant pot inner pot and add soaked and washed lobia and millet.

  • Add chopped veggies of your choice, I used potato, carrot, and beans here.

  • And add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, salt, cloves and cardamom.

  • Add water and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles for approximately 15 minutes. If using an Instant pot, select pressure cook mode and cook for 8 minutes on high pressure. Make sure to close the VENT.

  • Let the pressure release naturally or do force release after 10 minutes.

  • Make tadka with all mentioned tadka ingredients.

  • Add the tadka to the cooked millet mixture, mix it well and adjust the salt.

  • Add the coriander leaves and the millet khichdi is ready to serve

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