BabyFood Recipe : Khichdi

This is the stepping stone for your little one to get them introduced to what you eat. Khichdi is a balanced, filling, nutritious and a complete Indian dish where rice, lentil and vegetables are all cooked together in one pot.

Recently Khichdi has been declared as national dish of India.

At 6 months, to start with khichdi of plain white rice and yellow mung (split green gram) is good enough since these are easiest to digest.

Plain Rice & Dal Khichdi

This combination is rich in proteins and carbohydrates and is exactly what your baby needs right now.

WHAT YOU NEED
1 tbsp Rice                                               1 tbsp Mung Dal
1 tsp Desi Ghee                                        Water

HOW TO MAKE
1. Wash thoroughly and soak rice and dal in water for 30 minutes
2. Drain the water and transfer to a pressure cooker.
3. Add water to submerge the ingredients enough. Seal the lid
4. Pressure cook for 3 whistles on high flame or 2 whistles in low flame.
5. Once pressure is released, transfer to a blender and blend into a smooth paste.
Serve your baby with ghee.

Mix Khichdi

Once your baby has accepted the plain khichdi, slowly introduce the vegetables, one at a time with the “3- day rule“. The overall easy on their tummy vegetables include – carrots, pumpkin, tomato, raw papaya, beetroot, sweet potato, bottle gourd, ridge gourd, spinach like palak, beans, turnip and peas.

WHAT YOU NEED
2 tbsp Rice                                               2 tbsp Mung Dal
1 tsp Desi Ghee                                        Water
Chopped vegetables

HOW TO MAKE
1. Wash thoroughly and soak rice and dal in water for 30 minutes
2. Drain the water and transfer to a pressure cooker.
3. Wash thoroughly and cut the vegetables.
3. Add water to submerge the ingredients enough. Seal the lid


4. Pressure cook for 3 whistles on high flame or 2 whistles in low flame.
5. Once pressure is released, transfer to a blender and blend into a smooth paste.
Serve warm with ghee.

Recipe Notes
# Wash the vegetables thoroughly. 
# Some vegetables take time to soften. It is best to chop them finely.
# Adjust the water level according to the consistency required.
# Let the vegetables cool down before blending.

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