Steel cut oats khichdi

steel cut oats khichdi

Simple, quick, delicious, healthy one pot lentil & steel cut oats recipe. Whole oat groats, Instant oatmeal, rolled oats & steel cut oats are some of the types available in the market. All of these have nearly the same nutrition profile except the whole groats & steel cuts have twice the amount of fiber than the rolled oats & Instant oats.

Quick, healthy and delicious one pot dish made using skinned split mung beans and steel cut oats.


  • ¼cup steel cut oats
  • ¼cup moong dal (or skinned split mung beans)
  • 1tbsp ghee (or clarified butter or oil)
  • ½ tspcumin (or jeera)
  • ¼piece bay leaf (optional, tej patta)
  • ¾tsp ginger paste (or grated, adrak)
  • 2pinches turmeric (or haldi)
  • ½ tspsalt (use as needed)
  • ¼tsp red chilli powder (or pepper powder or green chili)
  • 2tbsps onions (chopped)
  • 1medium tomato (chopped finely)
  • ¼cup mix vegetables (optional, carrots, beans)
  • 2cups water
  • 1pinch hing (or asafoetida)


  1. Wash oats and dal few times. Soak till the veggies are chopped.
  2. Add ghee to a pressure cooker and heat it.
  3. Add cumin and bay leaf. When the cumin splutters, add hing
  4. Add onions and fry until they turn pink or golden.
  5. Add ginger paste. Fry for a minute.
  6. Add tomatoes, turmeric and salt
  7. Fry until the tomatoes turn mushy.
  8. Add red chili powder. Saute until the raw smell of chilli goes away.
  9. Add veggies. Fry for a minute or two.
  10. Drain the oats and dal. Add them to the cooker.
  11. Fry for 2 mins.
  12. Pour water. Give a good mix and check the salt. If needed add more.
  13. Cover the lid and pressure cook on a medium heat for 2 to 3 whistles. I cook for 2 whistles.
  14. Let the pressure go down. Open the lid and stir well
  15. Serve steel cut oats khichdi hot or warm.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 516 Calories

Total Carbohydrates: 67 gm

Protein: 21 gm

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