Vegetable Khichdi ( Baby and Toddler Recipe)

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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.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 1 cup
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1 1/2 tbsp peeled and grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
2 tbsp peeled and grated carrot
2 tbsp rice (chawal) , washed and drained
2 tbsp green moong dal (split green gram) , washed and drained
1/2 tsp ghee
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 black peppercorn
1 clove
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste

For Serving
fresh curd

  1. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, clove, peppercorn, bottlegourd, carrot, green moong dal, rice, turmeric powder, salt and 1¼ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. When it is done, remove the peppercorn and clove. Mash a little with the back of a spoon.
  5. Serve lukewarm with fresh curds.

Nutrient values for 1 cup
EnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatVitamin AEnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatVitamin AIronFolic Acid
221 kcal 8.8 gm 39.7 gm 3.0 gm 452.0 mcg 221 kcal 8.8 gm 39.7 gm 3.0 gm 452.0 mcg 1.5 mg 44.6 mcg

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 on 22 Aug 13 02:39 PM

Lovely nutritious and tasty khichdi. Use the same recipe for adults so cooking is easier for the day.