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Paush Khichda - Sweet Khichdi (Pan, Cooker, Instant Pot)

Paush Khichda or Sweet Dal Khichdi is a classic, old-fashioned porridge-like dessert from the city of Jaipur. This dish is served during the winter.


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Paush Khichda - Sweet Khichdi (Pan, Cooker, Instant Pot)

Prep Time = 30 minutes
Cook Time = 38 minutes
Total Time = 1 hour(s) 08 minutes
Category = Dessert
Cuisine = Indian
Serves = 4
Nutrition Info = 135 calories
Serving Size = 1 serving

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

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RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

» How To Cook Paush Khichda (Sweet Dal Khichdi) In A Pan //

  1. In a bowl add the moong dal, and rice. Rinse it well.
  2. Next, add 3.5 cups of water and soak it for 30 minutes.
  3. In a deep-bottomed saucepan, add the soaked rice and lentils along with the water.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  5. Stir well and let it come it a boil over medium-low heat.
  6. Now add 1/3 cup sugar and stir well again.
  7. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for about 30 minutes over medium-low heat.
  8. Once done, open the lid and stir well.
  9. Partially cover the pan and cook for 8 more minutes over medium-low heat.
  10. To check if the khichda is cooked, press the rice and lentils between a spatula and a spoon. We we want soft and mushy texture. If it is soft and mushy then it is perfectly cooked, if not cook for some more time. (At this stage taste for sweetness and add more sugar if necessary. You can also add more water, if you think that the rice and lentils mixture is too dry. Bring to a boil.
  11. Add 3 tablespoons of ghee and mix gently.
  12. Now add cardamom powder, chopped nut, raisins, and mix well. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  13. Transfer paush khichda into a serving bowl.
  14. Drizzle with some ghee and garnish with chopped nuts. Serve warm or hot.

» How To Cook Paush Khichda (Sweet Dal Khichdi) In A Pressure Cooker //

  1. In a bowl add the moong dal, and rice. Rinse it well.
  2. Then add 3.5 cups of water and soak it for 30 minutes.
  3. Add soaked rice, dal, water, salt, and sugar to a pressure cooker.
  4. Let it come to a boil. Add sugar and mix well again.
  5. Cover the lid and pressure cook on high for 6 whistles. Let the pressure cool off before opening the lid.
  6. Add ghee, nuts, raisins and cardamom powder.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes. Top it with some ghee and dress it up with some nuts. Enjoy hot or warm.

» How To Cook Paush Khichda (Sweet Dal Khichdi) In Instant Pot //

  1. In a bowl add the moong dal, and rice. Rinse it well.
  2. Add 3.5 cups of water and soak it for 30 minutes.
  3. After soaking rice and dal, add it to the instant pot liner along with salt, turmeric and sugar.
  4. Cover the instant pot with lid, set the valve to sealing position.
  5. Cook on manual (high pressure) for 6 minutes. NPR (Natural pressure release) for 8 minutes. Once pin drops, open the lid.
  6. Press sauté mode and cook for 2 minutes. Add ghee, nuts, raisins, and cardamom powder. Then cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Drizzle with some ghee and garnish with nuts. Done! Enjoy warm or hot.

RECIPE NOTES

  1. You can replace sugar with use jaggery or palm sugar.
  2. This khichda stays fresh for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

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