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Things to remember before making this
1)Cook rice and dal properly till it is almost mashed up, that helps in easy digestion in babies.
2)Always wash rice and dal very well to remove all the starch and acky stuff from it.
3)Add garlic and asafoetida helps in digestion in babies.
4)This khichdi is so filling and nutritious meal for your babies.
5)You can start feeding this for babies above 6 months.
6)Always feed this meal for lunch, not for dinner.
7)The consistency of this is up to you. You can mash them with a potato masher, or put them in a blender and make into a fine puree. I make it into a fine puree.
8)Adding ghee enhances the flavour and make it more nutritious for you baby and helps in weight gaining in babies.
9)Make sure the ghee which you use is pure ones. I make my own ghee.
10)Rice wont cause constipation, allergies in babies.
How to introduce solid food to your baby:
How to sterilize baby feeding bowls:
Start by sterilizing the bowls and spoons which you are going to feed your baby. Take the bowl and spoon in a large saucepan, cover it with water and bring them to a boil. Boil it rapidly for 5 mins. Now you can turn the heat off and leave them stay in the hot water till use.
How to make Rice, Dal & Vegetable Khichdi:
Rice - 3 tblspn
Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 3 tblspn
Mixed Vegetables - 1/2 cup chopped (Carrots, Beetroots, Cauliflower, Potato)
Spinach - a handful
Garlic - 3 fat cloves
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Salt to taste
Homemade Ghee - 1 tblspn
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Take rice and dal in a bowl and wash it well. Now drain it and add into pressure cooker.
Add in chopped vegetables, garlic, asafoetida, salt.
Add in water and cover the cooker. Pressure cook this for 5 whistle and simmer it for 5 mins. Switch off the flame and let the steam escape all by itself.
Open the cooker and mash the rice with a potato masher or if you want it to be smooth, you can take that in a blender and puree them.
Pour this into bowl. Drizzle in homemade ghee and mix well.
Feed your baby warm.
|Take rice and dal in a bowl|
|Chop your vegetables and spinach|
|Wash your rice well|
|Take them in a pressure cooker|
|Add the vegetables in the cooker|
|add few garlic cloves|
|season with some salt|
|Add some asafoetida|
|Cover and cook|
|Mash it up|
|All mashed up|
|Take them in a bowl|
|Drizzle some ghee over it|
|all melted and yummy|