Bulgur Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi ( Baby and Toddler Recipe)

Bulgur Wheat and Vegetable Khichdi is a complete and wholesome meal in itself for your baby.Serve with curds.

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Khichdi is a complete and wholesome meal in itself, especially when served with curds. This is also a good way to incorporate 2 food groups in one dish i. e. A cereal and vegetables. By this time, baby will also begin to "chew" her food and the chopped vegetables in this recipe are a good introduction for that too!

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2 tbsp broken wheat (dalia) , washed
2 tbsp rice (chawal) , washed
1/2 small capsicum , chopped
1 tomato , chopped
1/2 cup spinach (palak) , chopped
1/2 cup cauliflower florets , chopped
1/8 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/8 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp ghee
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste

  1. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When they crackle, add the asafoetida, turmeric powder, bulgur wheat, rice and all the vegetables and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add 1¼ cups of water, salt and pepper and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles till the bulgur wheat is cooked.
  4. Mix well and serve lukewarm with curds or raita.
Nutrient values for 1 cup
232 gm 240 kcal 6.5 gm 45.4 gm 3.6 gm 2332.7 mcg 92.4 mg 89.0 mg 2.9 mg 67.3 mcg 2.0 gm
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