Firstly, press SAUTE on Instant Pot. Add ghee or oil to the POT. Note: Tastes better with Ghee
Once its hot add in the bay leaf and cumin (jeera) seeds, let them splutter.
Add the chopped green chilies, ginger, and onions. Saute till onions turn light brown in color.
Then add mixed vegetables, tomato and cook for a minute.
Next, add the rinsed moong dal, quinoa, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, water, salt. Mix well. Also, deglaze the pot ie, make sure there is no food particle sticking to the pot to avoid burn alerts.
Furthermore, close the lid on the pot and set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and timer to 5 minutes.
After the pot beeps, Wait for NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE (NPR).
Lastly, Open the lid squeeze some lime juice and add cilantro and mix khichdi well.Note: If khichdi is not mushy or too dry then select saute mode and add an additional ½ cup of water and cook for another minute.
Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi recipe is ready, serve with either yogurt, raita, or kadhi.