khichdiIn the Indian culture, Khichdi has always been one wholesome dish, full of nutrition and filling to the core. Khichdi is made with dals or lentils, vegetables and rice, making it a complete food for all ages – you get carbs from the rice and proteins from the dal. Adding vegetables only makes it more nutritious and balanced. It often finds place in Indian homes as the baby’s first foods, and can be prepared in many ways. Known to be easily digestible and light, Khichdi is one of the most common comfort foods in our country. Let us present to you basic khichdi recipe for your baby.

Plain/ Basic Khichdi Recipe For Babies

Recipe Type: Beginners Food Category Khichdi Age: 6-9 Months Cook Time: 15 Minutes Prep Time: 30 Minutes


Moong Daal – 2/3 Cup

Rice – 1/3 Cup

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Turmeric – a pinch

Ghee – 1/2 teaspoon (optional)


Directions To Prepare Basic Khichdi Recipe For Babies
  • Thoroughly wash the moong dal and rice and let them soak for about 30-45 minutes
  • Take a pressure cooker and add the rice and dal with a pinch of turmeric for health benefits and for keeping the baby warm
  • Add about 3 cups of water and pressure cook till 3 steams
  • Open the pressure cooker after the steam is released and check the consistency as per your desired level
  • You may mash the khichdi with a spoon and if you want to thin it, add some hot water
  • For added taste, you can add some ghee, though we’d advise you to strictly avoid salt till your baby turns a year old
  • Serve warm in a sterilised bowl