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Apr 28, 2014

Rice, Dal & Vegetable Khichdi for Babies / Vegetable Khichdi for Babies - Rice for Babies / Khichdi for Babies

Khichdi is such a healthy one to feed your baby, since it has dal in it. It gives the protein which your baby needs. And it is yummy too. I have showed you few variations of making it. A simple dal khichdi and spinach khichdi, this one is a vegetable khichdi. It is packed full of vegetables and spinach, so much more healthy for your baby.

For More Rice Recipes, Check this link

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:

Read this

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

pour water

add few garlic cloves

season with some salt

Add some asafoetida

mix well

Cover and cook


Mash it up


All mashed up

Take them in a bowl

Drizzle some ghee over it

all melted and yummy



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  2. Nice and healthy khichadi! Will try it out... Im sure my LO will like it :)

  3. Very nice dear..i never miss to see ur post..i m a new mom and urs is very useful..plz let me know the water amt in mlitre.

  4. hi im a big...... fan of ur blog(recipes). daily ll see ur blog and also im a new mom. really i dont know wat should feed wen he is 7 months old. now im k how to feed him thanks for ur recipes...

  5. Instead of pasi paruppu shall we use toor dal?

  6. Thnx Aarthi for this delicious khichdi recipe. ..I'll surely make it for my baby. .

  7. Is paasi parupu more nutrious than toor dhaal? my son is 6 months 10 days old i am giving toor dhaal kitchadi. so i thought of changing it to paasi paruppu if it is more nutrious.

  8. @NivedaI give both the dals to my baby. Both are good. Toor dal is more nutritious but moong dal digest easily

  9. hi Aarthi my son is 9month, what type of spinach should I give my baby

  10. @AnonymousU can give any spinach. Palak is good

  11. Hix Aarthi my daughter is 6.5 months,. She does not lyk to eat anything. Wht should I do :( she only want mother feed :(

  12. @AnonymousJust feed her what she likes..She has just now started to know about other foods..just be calm and introduce new taste and flavours .She will slowly start to like it.

  13. Hiii arthi u hav mentioned not to give it for dinner....wat is the reason for the same??? And if not this then wat can I give my 10 month old baby for dinner???

  14. U said not to give this khichdi for dinner??? Y is it so??? Then wat can I give for dinner to my 10 month old baby??

  15. @Ankita SankheSince it has rice and dal, it takes lots of time to digest. So it is best for lunch. You can give idli, dosa for dinner

  16. Hi aarthi can i give this recipie to my daughter?she is nw in her 6th month..i feed her in her sleeping position since she is nt able to sit on her own n not wid a support.. Plz guide me

  17. One doubt is garlic to be mashed too or i ve to remove it aftr its boiled in d cooker?? Plz reply ASP so i cn prepare it nw n feed her

  18. Hi Aarthi,
    This recipe of yours is so yummy, I feel like making it for myself! :-D Will definitely make it more in quantity, so that I can have some after am done feeding my 6 month old daughter! :-D
    Your recipes are a huge help... thanks for taking the effort of putting up the pics too, so that it helps new moms like me who never ventured into the kitchen before the baby ! :-)

  19. Hi aarthi
    You are doing a fantastic job by providing such nutritious recipes to new moms! Kudos to you ...am sure this is a lot of hard work !!!
    Thanks a lot for all your efforts :)

  20. Hi aarti can I substitute rice with other ingredient bcoz I will give rice one mnth later now my baby is 10 mnths old.what other ingredients can I replce.

  21. Hello aarthi plz also guide us what food to be given to babies during teething n also share with us tips n totkay that u know.
    Actually my babies do really lose their health during this process.this year I followed ur recipes for my son since when he was 5 months now he is 8+ mashAllah but now he is teething ..so not taking his diet properly.plz help .TC

  22. @Anonymousduring teething babies wheealth will be little affected and it may cause loose motion. give normal foods which u always feed

  23. Hi Aarthi pls reply which rice o should use...i m usong steamed rice but it sometimes remains uncooked and sometimes overcooked also i my daughter just tirned 6 mnth old i strtd gvng her formula but she had loose motion so i atoped pls suggest how should i give her formula so that she dsnt get loose motion...ur recipes solved my worriea thnks a lot

  24. @Sifar..the beginningIf she is getting losse motion, just dont give formula. COntinue with breast milk. And rice, use the rice which you eat everyday, which u use for cooking lunch

  25. Aarthi pls reply which rice o should use...i m usong steamed rice but it sometimes remains uncooked and sometimes overcooked also i my daughter just tirned 6 mnth old i strtd gvng her formula but she had loose motion so i atoped pls suggest how should i give her formula so that she dsnt get loose motion...ur recipes solved my worriea thnks a lot

  26. @Sifar..the beginning
    If she is getting losse motion, just dont give formula. COntinue with breast milk. And rice, use the rice which you eat everyday, which u use for cooking lunch

  27. Hi Aarthi my son is 9 months old your blog is too good and keep going .
    so much usefull :-)

  28. Hi thank u so much for ur recipes my son z 7 month now don't know what to feed searched so many blogs nothing z as clear as yours. Hats off and also I always think what we cook should not be boring to anyone u r giving different varieties. Love ur recipes and efforts

  29. Hi aarthi this Receipi is really good n i will definitely go for it. My baby is 10 month old n she is not much intrested in any food...all time she feel hunger..what other dishes i can try which is solid n be helpful for me...

  30. @Anonymouscheck this link

  31. Hi, thanks for the recepies .. I have a doubt, I heard that green leafy veggies are not meant to be cooked too much as you will lose its vitamins and minerals in it. So is it ok to just put the leaf in hot boiling water keep it closed for few minutes and then mix it with rice? Pls reply. Thanks😊

  32. @Anonymousyes u can make spinach separately and add with rice as well

  33. Is possible to give 9months baby..

  34. hello....can we use rice and dal powder which you showed in your other blog for this receipe ? I am working women.I have to cook food for my baby everyday morning and will leave.he is taken care by my in-laws.they cannot all these.please suggest.

  35. @Anonymousseparately cook veggies and puree it..then add it to the porridge

  36. Hi. Can u give salt to babies at 7months.


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