Sprouts khichdi

Posted on June 24, 2009. Filed under: Baby and toddler food, Chawal/rice/pulao/biryani, Foods on the go | Tags: , , |

This yummy khichdi made with sprouted moong has a hint of subtle spices like onions and garlic. If your baby enjoys these, it will ensure that meal times are splatter free and more enjoyable. Fresh curds make a perfect accompaniment for this khichdi.

Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : 15 mins.

Makes 1 cup.

2 tablespoons rice, washed
2 tablespoons sprouts (moong or matki)
1 teaspoon onion, chopped
1 small clove garlic, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 teaspoon ghee
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
1. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the asafoetida and garlic and sauté for a few seconds.
2. Add the chopped onion and salt and sauté again for 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Add the rice, sprouts and 3/4 cup of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
4. Coarsely mash the khichdi and serve lukewarm with fresh curds or raita.

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