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Masoor Dal Khichdi Recipe For Babies (10-12 months)

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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 make it more nutritious and balanced. It often finds a 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 the Masoor Dal khichdi recipe for your baby.

Masoor Dal Khichdi Recipe For Babies

Recipe Type: Toddler Food Category Khichdi Age: 10 Months and above Cook Time: 15 Minutes Prep Time: 30 Minutes


  • Masoor Dal – 1/4 Cup
  • Rice – 1/2 Cup
  • Turmeric – a pinch
  • Ghee – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mixed Vegetables (Carrots, Potatoes, Peas and Beans) – 1 Cup
  • Cumin seeds or Cumin Powder – 1/2 teaspoon.

Masoor dal khichadi

Directions To Prepare Masoor Dal Khichdi Recipe For Babies

  • Thoroughly wash the masoor dal and rice until the water is clear and let them soak for about 30-45 minutes
  • Clean and chop all the vegetables in small pieces. Keep aside
  • Take a pressure cooker and add ghee. When it heats up, fry cumin seeds till they crackle
  • Add all the vegetables, rice and dal and sauté for a few minutes
  • Add the turmeric
  • Add about 3 cups of water and pressure cook till 4 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 more ghee, though we’d advise you to strictly avoid salt till your baby turns a year old
  • Serve warm in a sterilized bowl
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