You might have read about the spinach soup recipe for 6 months+ baby here. Today I am sharing the recipe of dal khichdi (mashed dal rice) which can be given for babies post 6 months of age after she/he is adapted to rice.
This wholesome meal is packed with lots of proteins, B vitamins, magnesium, iron and zinc required for the overall health of baby.
Things Required :
Split yellow gram/moong dal – 1 tbsp
Rice (parboiled rice/regular rice/brown rice) – 2 tbsp
Ghee- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Salt – a pinch (optional)
Water- 1/2 cup
Method of preparation :
1. Wash the moong dal and rice thoroughly.
2. Add ghee, turmeric powder,water and a pinch of salt and pressure cook for about 3-4 whistles , till the mixture is mashed.
You can get the required consistency of the khichdi by adding sufficient quantity of water.
When your baby becomes 7 months+, you can start adding cumin seeds, mustard seeds and 1 deseeded tomato to enhance the flavour.
Note : Don’t use masoor dal / toor dal for first foods of baby like khichdi as they are hard to digest.
Don’t use basmati rice for this recipe until your baby is adapted to it.