Mixed Greens Khichdi

Mixed Greens Khichdi

I usually get a huge pack of mixed greens from Costco that gets used enthusiastically for few days. Since it goes bad quickly, I try to make few different recipes – this also makes sure we consume all of those greens in two-three weeks’ time. This Mixed Greens Khichdi is one of those dishes. It tastes great, it is a one-pot dish that comes together quickly, it is healthy, so it checks all the right boxes.

I prefer making this dish in InstantPot because I can start the dish and walk away. But this can be easily prepared in a normal pressure cooker – I prepared it pressure cooker before I bought InstantPot.

You can make this Khichdi with just spinach or with a combination of few different greens. I have tried both and it comes out great with any combination. I have used masoor dal here, but this can also be prepared using moong dal.

Also check out sweet khichdi, pongal and other pongal recipes.


  • For the paste

  • Seasoning


  1. Grind mixed greens with green chillies, garlic, ginger, water to a smooth paste.
  2. Wash rice, masoor dal.
  3. Heat oil and add mustard seeds.
  4. When they start popping, add cumin seeds.
  5. Add onions, salt, fry till the onions soften a bit.
  6. Add rice, dal, fry for few mins.
  7. Now pour in the ground masala, 4 cups water, goda masala or garam masala.
  8. Close the lid and cook – if using instantpot, cook on rice mode. If using pressure cooker, cook for 2 whistles.
  9. Adjust the consistency by adding more water (optional).
  10. In a separate pan, heat ghee.
  11. Add curry leaves, hing, cashews. Fry for few mins.
  12. Pour this seasoning over pongal.
  13. Serve hot with some ghee, pickle and curd/yogurt.

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