Masoor dal khichdi, Moong masoor spinach khichdi, Dalia khichdi, Masala Khichdi, Bhaja Khichuri

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6) Masoor Dal khichdi recipe for babies( 10-12 months)

Having married into a Bengali family, I am now used to using masoor dal or red lentils extensively and realise that it too is a lighter lentil as compared to toor or yellow lentils. It can therefore be introduced to babies after moong dal. Here is a simple khichdi which I used to make for my daughter when she was a baby. I also add different vegetables like gourd or raw papaya or pumpkin to this khichdi to make it wholesome.

khichdi recipes for babies

Ingredients

1/2 cup rice

1/4 cup masoor dal ( split red lentils)

½ potato, 1 piece raw papaya

(Add as many or as few veggies as you like)

1 teaspoon of ghee (To learn how to make Ghee, click here)

1 bay leaf

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

A pinch of turmeric

Few sprigs of chopped coriander leaves

Recipe

1.Clean and wash masoor dal and rice well. All the milkiness should go away.

2.Soak dal and rice in water for half an hour.

3.Clean and wash the veggies. Chop into small pieces.

4.Heat the ghee in pressure cooker.

5.Put the cumin seeds till it crackles. Add the bay leaf.

6.Add dal and rice and sauté a little, then add potato and papaya pieces.

7.Add a pinch of turmeric.

8.Add water and pressure cook this for 5-6 whistles, till everything is well- cooked (You should be able to mash them with a spoon).

9. Mash khichdi lightly with a spoon and serve with some more ghee if you want.

 

7) Mixed moong, masoor and spinach khichdi recipe for babies (10-12 months )

See detailed step by step recipe of mixed moong, masoor dal and spinach khichdi for babies here

khichdi recipes for babies

 

 

8) Dalia Khichdi for toddlers and kids

Once your baby graduates to being a toddler, you can add a lot more variety and this dahlia khichdi made from broken wheat and dal and vegetables is just perfect.

Find step by step process to make dalia khichdi for toddlers and kids here

khichdi recipes for babies

 

9) Masala khichdi for toddlers and kids

This is your regular khichdi with some tempering on top.

Make the plain vegetable khichdi using moong dal or masoor dal.

Heat ghee in a tempering pan.

Add cumin seeds and  asafoetida(hing).

Now add finely chopped garlic and let it brown.

To this add chopped onion and tomatoes and cook till soft.

Add this tempering on top of khichdi, mix well and keep it covered for 10 minutes.

You may also add chillies if your child likes them.

 

10) Bengali Bhaja Khichuri/ Khichdi for kids

This khichdi is a bit different from others as the dal is roasted before cooking hence the name bhaja(rasted or fried) khichdi.

Ingredients

1 cup rice

1 cup moong dal

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

2 cups cauliflower florets

1/2 cup peas

4 medium potatoes quartered

6 cup water (approx)

salt to taste

1/2 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp red chilli powder (optional)

2 tsp cumin powder

For The Seasoning 

4 tblsp Ghee

2 Bay Leaves

4 Green Cardamoms

6 Cloves

Cinnamon 1 inch piece

How to make khichuri:

Dry roast moong dal in a heavy bottomed pan.

Make a paste of turmeric powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder.

Wash rice and drain.

Take sufficient water in a big size pot and add rice and dal with 1 bay leaf in it.

Add salt and cook uncovered.

When the rice is half done mix in masala paste and vegetables, simmer till they are cooked.

In the meanwhile dal and rice will also be cooked. Take the khichuri off heat.

Prepare the tadka or phoron (tempering) by heating ghee in a small fry pan.

Add bay leaf, green cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.

You may also add red chillies if your child likes.

Temper the khichdi with this tadka.

Serve hot with pure ghee on top.

 

Top tip:

These are my favourite khichdi recipe for babies. Other than preparing these khichdis, I sometimes used to just mix together our plain rice, dal and prepared vegetable and give it 2-3 whistles to make an easy-peasy one pot meal for her. You may also add a little ghee to it if needed. This was while she was still a baby. It also got her used to eating our regular food quickly. Mind you, we eat very less spice and chillies as a family so it was ok for us. If you are used to heat, then you might want to keep a little food for baby before adding chillies and spices. 🙂

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28 Responses to “Masoor dal khichdi, Moong masoor spinach khichdi, Dalia khichdi, Masala Khichdi, Bhaja Khichuri”

  1. My Baby is 10 mnths old… but due to some health prob…he is growing slow like 6 mnths old….how much quantity of khichidi should be feeded…

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    • Priya Sachan

      Hello Ash,
      I have replied to your mail in the subject. Hope you received it.

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      • Pooja singh

        Hi. Mam
        My baby is 1yr old but she not eat any thing….she only eat suji upmaa…nothing else …she not likes sweet dishes like…kheer etc…what i do for my baby proper health. Bceause of this issue she is not grow properly…

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        • Priya Sachan

          Try to add vegetables in upma. Grate or puree them so she will not mind them so much. Try khichdi as it is a complete meal. If she likes fruits, include them in her diet. Try giving rice with curd and a bit of salt and mustard tadka. She will soon start liking other things too.

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    • I have same issue, my baby girl is 9th month and she is developing slow like 6 months, is it suitable for her to give khichri? she has congestion issue since last 4 months and she is on medication at home.

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  2. Hi you haven’t added salt in your recipes. I have a 1 yr old baby boy. I just add a pinch of salt in foods that I give him. Is salt not recommended for babies? Not the amount like we take but just a little?

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    • Priya Sachan

      Yes, it is advisable to avoid salt in baby’s food till 1 year. But after 1 year, you may add a little in his food as you are adding.

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  3. chhaya jain

    Hello i hav 18 month old baby. Cn u suggest me balanced diet as he is nt feeling hunger in full day..m very worried about him..not taking milk also ..plz suggest

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  4. very useful tips,i have a 10month old baby..he don’t sleep in night. what should i do ?

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  5. Dharini Mishra

    Hello I have 10 month old baby boy. He is not taking food properly from last 1 week. As per his pediatric he is absolutely Fit & Fine. So i am worried due to his improper intake. So guide me about his diet chart.

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  6. Hello, my 9months old baby dislike khichdi at extreme. I tried moong dal khichdi and moong dal khichdi with vegetables. Pls give me some tips so that he will love to eat khichdi. Thank u

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  7. lakshmi

    Hello i hav 18 month old baby. Cn u suggest me balanced diet as he is nt feeling hunger in full day..m very worried about him..not taking milk also ..plz suggest

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  8. Shilpa Vyas

    Hello Priya,

    My little one is 16 months old. For the last one month he is not taking his
    food, he never show interest in milk, we tried him giving juices n some fluids but no use
    if we force him he is crying he just want only water, from past few days he started loosing his weight , we are really worried about him , hopping ur reply may show us some way….
    Thank You,
    Shilpa Vyas.

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    • Priya Sachan

      Toddlers can sometimes go through phases where they just want milk and no solids etc. and then they are back to their normal self. try giving something absolutely new which he hasn’t taken before, e.g. soft idli or small pieces of bread.
      Please take doctor’s advice if this extends for many days.

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  9. Hi mam..very usefull tips..thankyou for guid us…please help me am so worried about my daughter..Am alone taking care of my daughter as its my first baby so i dnt have idea..i try my best but baby still look like 4 to 6 months as she is 8months now…Please please please help me..

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    • Priya Sachan

      If the baby is active and achieving milestones on time, then please don’t worry. Children grow suddenly when they go through growth spurts.

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  10. Hi mam..very usefull tips..thankyou for guid us…please help me am so worried about my daughter..Am alone taking care of my daughter as its my first baby so i dnt have idea..i try my best but baby still look like 4 to 6 months as she is 8months now…Please please please help me.

    Reply
  11. fatima

    Hi i cant see your whole chart just half i can see.can u plz mail me

    Reply

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