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Masala Khichdi Recipe For Babies

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In 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 Masala khichdi recipe for your baby.

Masala Khichdi Recipe For Babies

Recipe Type: Toddler Food Category Khichdi Age: 8 Months and above Cook Time: 15 Minutes Prep Time: 30 Minutes


Moong Dal – 1/4 Cup

Toor Dal – 1/4 Cup

Rice – 1/2 Cup

Garlic – 2 Cloves

Turmeric – a pinch

Ghee – 1/2 teaspoon

Onion- 1 Medium Size

Cumin seeds or Cumin Powder – 1/2 teaspoon.

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Directions To Prepare Masala Khichdi For Babies
  • Thoroughly wash the moong dal, toor dal and rice and let them soak for about 30-45 minutes
  • Wash and chop the onion and tomato into small pieces. Keep aside
  • Take a pressure cooker and when it heats up, add ghee and fry cumin seeds till they crackle
  • Add the garlic cloves and sauté for a few seconds
  • Add chopped onions and fry till they become transparent
  • Add the rice and the dals and fry for just a minute
  • Add the turmeric
  • Add 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
  • Strictly avoid salt till your baby turns an year old
  • Serve warm in a sterilized bowl

NOTE:Garlic cloves can be given to babies only after they cross the age of 8 months.

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