Vegetable khichdi

Posted on June 24, 2009. Filed under: Baby and toddler food, Chawal/rice/pulao/biryani, INFANCY - seven to nine months, Toddlerhood | Tags: , , , |

Khichdi is a complete meal in itself providing plenty of energy, protein and folic acid to your baby. The addition of carrots makes it rich in vitamin A and fibre. This recipe is a good way of introducing a mildly spiced meal to your baby’s diet.

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

Makes approx. 1 cup.

2 tablespoons rice
2 tablespoons moong dal (split yellow gram)
1 tablespoon bottle gourd (doodhi/ lauki), peeled and grated
2 tablespoons carrot, peeled and grated
1 peppercorn
1 clove
a pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
1/2 teaspoon ghee
salt to taste
1. Wash the rice and moong dal together and keep aside.
2. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, clove and peppercorn.
4. Add the bottle gourd and carrot and sauté for a few seconds.
5. Add the dal, rice, turmeric powder, salt and 1½ cups of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
6. When it is done, remove the peppercorn and clove. Whisk to combine the rice and dal together. Serve lukewarm with fresh curds.

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Lovely variation to the taste of khichdi…my bub was getting bored of eating the same dal and rice khichdi

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