Dudhi Khichdi in Pressure Cooker

Dudhi Khichdi, comfort food at it's best! Perfect one pot meal and a nutritious dish made using rice, green split moong daal, whole spices and Dudhi prepared in a pressure cooker.

How to make dudhi lauki bottle gourd khichdi

Dudhi Khichdi is a hugely popular One Pot Meal in my family. This ultimate comfort dish can be made in a jiffy with rice, green split moong daal, aromatic whole spices and cooling vegetable Bottle gourd.

This Lauki khichdi is filling, full of flavours with many goodnesses, that can be enjoyed on its own or with yoghurt, chaas ( buttermilk ) papad and fresh salad.

People who think khichdi is 'BORING', it just may be their opinion which can be changed because this dudhi khichdi is a wholesome and complete meal in itself.

Khichdi, either plain or cooked with whole spices to bring gentle aroma without being overpowering and cooked with a medley of fresh vegetables and is hugely popular in my family, NO we never think that Khichdi is boring or it's a food for someone who is unwell, but it is a 'food for the soul'!

According to Ayurveda, one should consume Dudhi / Lauki / Bottle Gourd for better digestion as it is more than 95% of water. Along with digestion bottle gourd has numerous incredible benefits such as weight loss, it keeps the body hydrated especially during summers, relieves stress, lowers cholesterol treats urinary tract infections and reduces inflammation of the liver.

If you are a health-conscious individual and want to include bottle gourd in your daily diet, I urge you to try this recipe and few other bottle gourd recipes Dudhi Na Thepla, Dudhi Na Muthia, Handvo, Dudhi Na Fararai Muthia or Dudhi Halwa.


You can decrease or increase rice or daal ratio according to your choice or needs.
I chose to have 1 1/4 cup daal for 1 cup of rice as I like to make my meal with more fibre and complex rich carbs.
I have used brown basmati rice, but you can use whatever rice you like to use.
Add water accordingly how you like your khichdi consistency and that too depends on what kind of rice you are using.

Dudhi Khichdi, Khichdi in pressure cooker



Dudhi Khichdi, comfort food at it's best! Perfect one pot meal and a nutritious dish made using rice, green split moong daal, whole spices and Dudhi.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 35 M


  • 250 g brown or white basmati rice
  • 315 g green moong daal - chilka / mug ni fotra vari Daal 
  • 300 g peeled and grated dudhi / lauki / bottle gourd
  • 2 tbsp. whole spices ( clove, cinnamon, bay leaves, whole black pepper )
  • 2 dried red chilli
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • Pinch hing - asafoetida 
  • 1 tsp. mustard and cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste or minced
  • 2 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 small ripe tomato chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves chopped



  1. Clean and wash rice and daal thoroughly.
  2. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan or pressure cooker.
  4. Add whole spices, dried red chilli, mustard and cumin seeds.
  5. Once it crackles add chopped onion, hing and saute until very light brown.
  6. Now add green chilli, and ginger garlic paste.
  7. Saute everything for a couple of minutes, then add grated dudhi and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add chopped tomato and turmeric powder.
  9. Cook till tomatoes are slightly mushy.
  10. Add washed and drained rice and daal.
  11. Give it a good stir.
  12. Add enough water and salt  I added 700-750 ml to cook this khichdi.
  13. Close the lid and cook till 3 whistles.
  14. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid of the pressure cooker.
  15. Add chopped coriander and gently mix the khichdi.
  16. Serve hot with a dollop of ghee, papad, chaas and fresh green salad.
  17. Enjoy!


Instead of basmati rice other varieties of rice can be used.
Add water according to rice varieties as some needs less or more than basmati.
Adjust spiciness according to your taste.
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  1. Food for the soul. Exactly. I am loving it. Going straight to the vegetable market to get doodhi right now. Thank you dear. And again and again I fall in love with your clicks

  2. Your food looks so mouthwatering and your photos are always so sultry and intriguing!

  3. Me and hubby love khichdi.. He does not eat lauki as a sabzi. but I am sure this way he will not come to know.Will give it a try.

  4. I make khichdi a lot but I have never added lauki to it before. A really great recipe idea.


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