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28th November 2016  •  4 min read

3 Khichdi Recipes Your Baby Won't Get Tired Of

baby being fed khichdi

 

Recommended as a wholesome food for growing babies, khichdi is basically a mixture of different lentils, vegetables and rice. It is one of the staples in every Indian home and among the first solid foods that moms prefer to give their babies when they stop breastfeeding. It also acts as a comfort food and is given to kids of all ages when they are unwell. Khichdi is very nutritious and also a filling meal for the little ones.

 

1. Rice and Dal Khichdi

Ingredients:

| 2/3 cup rice

| 1/3 cup moong or toor dal

| Garlic – 2 (optional)

| Hing (optional)

| Ghee

Method:

1. Wash and soak rice and dal in water for half an hour.

2. Drain the water.

3. In a pressure cooker, add the Rice,Dal, Garlic and Hing and add 3 cups of water.

4. Pressure cook till 3 whistles (one on high and 2 on medium).

5. After the steam is released, add ghee and serve.

 

2. Vegetable Khichdi

Ingredients

| 2/3 cup Rice

| 1/3 cup Toor or Moong Dal

| 1 onion

| 1 tomato

| 1/2 teaspoon jeera seeds or 1/2 teaspoon jeera powder

| A pinch of turmeric powder

| Garlic – 2 (optional)

| Ghee

| Chopped Vegetables (to be added together):

| Potato, Carrot, French beans, Peas

| Chopped Vegetables (to be added later):

| Pumpkin, Bottle gourd, Ash gourd, Beetroot

Method:

1. Wash and soak rice and dal in water for half an hour.

2. Drain the water.

3. Cut the onions and tomatoes.

4.In a pressure cooker, add ghee. Add jeera and let it crackle.

5. Add the cut onions and fry them till they become brownish.

6. Add tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, french beans, peas and then turmeric powder.

7.Fry it till the ghee leaves the sides.

8. Add the washed rice and dal, fry for 5 seconds.

9. Add 3 cups of water.

10. Leave 3 whistles (1 on high and 2 on medium).

11. After the steam evaporates, mash it a little, add rest of the vegetables (Pumpkin, Bottle gourd, Ash gourd, Beetroot) and serve.

 

3. Wheat Dalia Khichdi

Ingredients:

| 3/4 cup Broken Wheat (dalia)

| 1/4 cup Moong Dal

| 1 Teaspoon Jeera

| A Pinch of Hing

| 1 Clove garlic and a small piece of ginger, mash them together

| 1 onion

| A pinch of turmeric powder

| Chopped vegetables (carrot, potato, beans and peas)

| Ghee

Method:

1. Wash and soak dalia and moong dal in water for 15 minutes.

2. In a pressure cooker, add ghee.

3. Add Jeera, hing and let them crackle.

4. Add onions and then ginger garlic mash and saute.

5. Add vegetables and fry for a minute.

6. Then add the dalia and moong dal.

7. Add 4 cups of water.

8. Pressure cook for 4 whistles.

9. After the steam evaporates, mix and serve.

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