Instant Pot Khichdi | Maharashtrian Mugachi Khichdi | Sprouted Moong and Rice

How to Make Mugachi Khichdi in the Instant Pot

Hello Foodies,

          This hearty and soothing bowl of khichdi is made up of whole green moong sprouts, rice, and some flavorful Indian spices. It is a healthy and delicious recipe for lunch or as a side in any meal.

Since sprouts are loaded with proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it’s time to start including sprouts in your diet more often. So, how to make sprouts? Check out this simple sprout-making recipe.

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This simple and nutritious moong sprouts khichdi/rice is especially good for people who do not have much time for cooking or who do not know much about cooking especially bachelors who are studying in a hostel or staying away from family for job or studies. Mung beans are incredibly versatile and typically eaten in salads, soups, dosas, khichdi, and stir-frys. These beans are one of the best plant-based sources of protein. Sprouted mung beans contain fewer calories but have more antioxidants and amino acids. So these sprouts khichdi can be a super healthy addition to your daily meals. 

Benefits of Sprouting Beans:

  • Sprouting increases the level of minerals and vitamins including vitamin D in the ingredients.
  • It also increases the protein content and shortens the cooking time of legumes.
  • Sprouts also have a lot of dietary fiber which regulates digestion.
  • Most of the gas-producing starches can be eliminated by sprouting.
  • Each cup of sprouted moong contains only about 30 calories which aid in weight loss.
  • Sprouting provides antioxidants and helps in detoxifying our body by boosting oxygen levels.
  • Moong sprouts have a high content of Vitamin C which helps to build our immune system by fighting infections and diseases.


  • Rice 1 Cup
  • Sprouted Moong/Mung 1 Cup
  • Oil 2 Tsp
  • Cumin-Mustard Seeds 1 Tsp
  • Green Chilies 3
  • Garlic Cloves 3
  • Onion 1, chopped
  • Tomato 1 small, chopped
  • Red chili powder 1 Tbsp
  • Salt 1 Tsp
  • Turmeric ½ Tsp
  • Cumin Powder 1 Tsp
  • Coriander Powder 1 Tsp
  • Garam Masala 1 Tsp
  • Water 3 Cups


  • Wash and soak the basmati rice in water and keep aside for 30 mins.
  • Turn on the saute mode of the instant pot.
  • Heat the oil and splutter cumin-mustard seeds.
  • Add green chilies and garlic cloves.
  • Now, add onion and saute and cook for 2-3 minutes or until onions become translucent and light brown color.
  • Add diced tomato and saute and cook for a minute.
  • Now, add prepared sprouted moong, rice, red chili powder, salt, turmeric, cumin-coriander powder, garam masala, and mix well.
  • Add 2 cups of water, mix well and deglaze the pot.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot and place the vent in the sealing position.
  • Pressure cook on Manual Mode(Hi) for 6 minutes.
  • NPR(Natural Pressure Release) for 5 minutes and then release the remaining pressure manually.
  • Open the lid and mix everything well.
  • Now, pour 1 cup of water and give it a quick stir.
  • Transfer mugachi khichdi to the bowl.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and top with ghee. 
  • Healthy, nutritious, and comforting Mugachi Khichdi is ready to serve. Enjoy!!!


  • This khichdi/rice recipe can be made with any sprouts or even a mix of different kinds of sprouts.
  • Sprouts cannot be eaten raw and this recipe is a great way of including sprouts in the diet.
  • You can use brown rice instead of white rice in this recipe.

Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 203 calories, 36 g carbohydrates, 4.2 g fats, and 5.5 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • (Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used).

Good Time To Eat:

           It is good to eat Mugachi Khichdi for lunch or dinner.

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