BM #89 Week 3 Day 1 - 

This week I shall showcase some one pot meals which are life savers to me and people like me. These days one pot translates to Instant Pot in my life. I am sure I would have used my regular pressure cooker to make the same khichdi.

I find that making such grain/seed based khichdi is very satisfying and filling as well. I sometimes add sambar powder to the khichdi. So feel free to play around with the vegetables and spices as needed.

Ingredients - 

Buckwheat 1 cup
Salt and Turmeric as needed
Ginger and Green chili paste as needed
Carrots and Peas 1.5 cups [other vegetables can be added]
Roasted Peanuts, coarsely crushed 1/4 cup
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp,  Asafotida a pinch)
Coriander leaves for garnish

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak the buckwheat for a few minutes.

Switch on the power for the IP with the inner pot placed. Set it to 'Saute' mode.

When the display shows 'Hot', add oil and the seasoning. After the mustard seeds pop, add ginger and green chili paste. Saute for a few seconds.

Add in the carrots and peas. Sprinkle turmeric and add the buckwheat [washed, soaked and drained].

Add salt and about 2 cups of water.

Set the mode to 'Manual' or 'Pressure Cook' [depending on the IP model]. Set it for 6 minutes. After it is done, let the pressure release naturally.

Remove from the IP and add crushed peanuts and squeeze lemon juice as needed. Mix well.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and enjoy it warm for a filling meal.


Preparation Time 25 minutes
Serves 3-4


  1. Recently I have partially switched to millets. This buckwheat khichdi is a nice addition to that. Going to be my today's lunch for sure 😊

  2. Srivalli Says:
  3. This is an excellent dish Harini. Love how inviting your bowl looks. IP has become such an integral part of your cooking and its amazing how many dishes you dishing out of it..very nice!

  4. This is an excellent and well balanced kichdi recipe.Wish to have the bowl of kichidi..

  5. After IP, I have hardly used my pressure cooker. This is exactly how I like my kichadi, a little bit on the runny side.

  6. I love switching rice with millets. This kichdi looks absolutely yum and making it in instant pot saves so much of time and effort..

  7. Real good option , I love the way you come up with these interesting options . The Khichadi looks excellent .

  8. Even I am amazed at how frequently you use the instant pot just like we use the pressure cooker. Such a healthy and tasty.

  9. CookwithRenu Says:
  10. Wow a one pot meal, we do make bajra khichadi and this looks similar to that. need to try for sure. Awesome

  11. Mayuri Patel Says:
  12. Last year when I was in India, my daughter had some buckwheat groat in her pantry and I made some khichdi with it. Turned out so delicious. Adding peanuts to it makes it more interesting. Lovely recipe.

  13. have never used whole buckwheat only the flour - but dish looks creamy and comforting

  14. Preeti Says:
  15. Wow..buckwheat khichdi.. is full on protein packed dish and very comforting food for everyday meal.

  16. Sowmya :) Says:
  17. That is a lovely twist to the traditional khichadi.....looks so inviting!

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