10 Easiest And Healthiest Khichdi Recipes For Babies

10 Easiest And Healthiest Khichdi Recipes For Babies

If you want to feed a nourishing, stomach-filling, and a wholesome meal to your little one, Khichdi is your safest bet. Khichdi is a very popular meal for babies which can be cooked in many different ways. The basic ingredients of the khichdi – lentils and rice remain common across most recipes. Khichdi is also known to be a comfort food which you can feed to your toddler or anyone at home who is unwell. Here, we suggest the top 10 different and easy khichdi recipes for babies.

Khichdi recipes for babies

Khichdi is a versatile meal which can be made in many ways. Once your baby is six months of age, you can start feeding him the suggested khichdi recipes for babies one by one.

Khichdi recipes for babies: Our top 10 picks

#1. Plain Khichdi

This is a perfect khichdi for a 6-month old baby. You can start with this plain khichdi before you plan to introduce your baby to a variety of vegetables and other ingredients. This plain khichdi is easy to digest as it has very simple ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon moong dal (washed and soaked)
  • 1 tablespoon rice
  • ½ a glass of water
  • Salt and turmeric (a pinch)

Also read: 11 Healthy Food Recipes For Toddlers

Method:

  • Pressure cook all the ingredients for 4 whistles.
  • Open the lid and let it cool.
  • Mash it using a blender.

#2. Mix vegetable khichdi

In this recipe, you can add all the healthy, nutritious, and vitamin-rich vegetables. You can also introduce spices like cumin and bay leaf to your child, as now he is comfortable with plain khichdi.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon moong dal
  • 1 tablespoon rice
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup vegetables of your choice (finely chopped)
  • Salt and turmeric (a pinch)

Method:

  • Pressure cook all the ingredients for 4 whistles.
  • Open the lid and let it cool.
  • Mash it using a blender.

#3. Spinach khichdi

Spinach is full of calcium, iron, vitamin A, and selenium. Do try adding this wonderful green leafy vegetable to your baby food once he is more than 8 months of age.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon masoor dal
  • 1 tablespoon rice
  • ½ cup spinach leaves (washed and chopped)
  • ½ cup water
  • Salt and turmeric (a pinch)

Method:

  • Pressure cook all the ingredients for 4 whistles.
  • Open the lid and let it cool.
  • Serve.

#4. Porridge khichdi

Learn a quick and easy twist to making khichdi. Porridge or broken wheat tastes best with moong dal.

Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon ghee
  • Hing and cumin (a pinch)
  • ½ onion (chopped)
  • ½ cup vegetables of your choice (washed and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon dalia
  • Salt and turmeric (a pinch)
  • ½ cup water

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Method:

  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Add hing and cumin. Wait for them to splutter.
  • Add onion and cook till it becomes slightly brown.
  • Add the vegetables, moong dal and dalia.
  • Roast it for awhile.
  • Add salt, turmeric and water. Pressure cook for four whistles.

#5. Masoor dal khichdi

This is the type of khichdi that is most common in Indian households. Masoor dal khichdi is good for the babies who are more than 10 months of age.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon masoor dal
  • 1 tablespoon rice
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup vegetables (optional)
  • Salt and turmeric (a pinch)

Method:

  • Pressure cook all the ingredients for 4 whistles.
  • Open the lid and let it cool.
  • Add some ghee and mash it gently.

#6. Tomato khichdi

You can feed tomato khichdi occasionally to your baby. You can use either the moong dal or toor dal to prepare tomato khichdi.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon moong or toor dal
  • 1 tablespoon rice
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon ghee
  • ½ onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ tomato (finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds (some)

Method:

  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Add cumin seeds and onion. Stir for a minute.
  • Add tomatoes and cook it till it becomes soft.
  • Add rice, dal, turmeric, salt and water.
  • Pressure cook for four whistles.

#7. Potato tadka khichdi

This is going to be your child’s favorite because potato is relished by most of the kids. It’s easy to prepare and full of nutrients as well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon toor dal
  • 1 tablespoon rice
  • 1 cup water
  • Cumin seeds and hing (a pinch)
  • 1 small potato (chopped)
  • Salt and turmeric (a pinch)

Method:

  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Add cumin seed and hing.
  • Add potatoes, salt and turmeric and stir for a bit.
  • Add dal, rice and water and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles.

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#8. Mix dal khichdi

This is the recipe which will have the goodness of all the dals. You have to cook it just like plain khichdi, the only difference will be that instead of putting a single type of dal, you will have to put a combination of different dals.

Ingredients:

  • Equal proportions of masoor, toor, and moong dal.
  • 1 tablespoon rice
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon ghee
  • Salt and turmeric (a pinch)

Method:

  • Pressure cook all the ingredients for 4 whistles.
  • Open the lid and let it cool.
  • Add some ghee and mash it gently.

#9. Oats Khichdi

Oats are full of healthy fiber and carbohydrates. They are a great source of energy too. Instead of putting rice, put oats along with lentil and other vegetables to prepare oats khichdi. You can add roasted and mashed sweet potato too to enjoy an awesome combination.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 tablespoon moong dal
  • ½ cup vegetables (washed and finely chopped)
  • Sweet potato (mashed)
  • Salt and turmeric.

Method:

  • Pressure cook oats, dal and veggies with salt and turmeric for 4 whistles.
  • Open the lid and let it cool.
  • Add some sweet potato and mash it gently.

#10. Curd khichdi

If your baby has an upset stomach, curd khichdi is the best food for him. Not only healthy, it is tasty as well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon rice
  • 1 tablespoon moong dal
  • ½ cup rice
  • ½ teaspoon ghee
  • Salt and turmeric (a pinch)
  • 1 tablespoon curd
  • Cumin and curry leaves

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Method:

  • Cook the plain khichdi first. (Detailed instructions above).
  • Add beaten curd to the khichdi.
  • Prepare a tadka using ghee cumin and curry leaves.
  • Add the tadka in the khichdi and serve.

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