Vegetable Khichdi (baby and toddler) Video by Tarla Dalal

Vegetable Khichdi (baby and toddler) Video by Tarla Dalal

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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.


Recipe Description for Vegetable Khichdi ( Baby and Toddler)

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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 clove (laung / lavang)
1 black peppercorn (kalimirch)
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)

For Serving
fresh curd , preferably made from cow's milk

  1. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, clove, peppercorn, bottle gourd, carrot, green moong dal, rice, turmeric powder 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 the khichdi a little with the back of a spoon.
  5. Serve lukewarm with fresh curds.

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