Baby food recipe- 6 months plus – Basic Khichidi/Pongal/Dal Rice/Dal Pani

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Hello Ladies,

Today I felt like doing recipe posts. No mommy gyaan today. Do share anything you feel like.. how is it going?
Please excuse my photography, I keep my camera in the kitchen and sometimes click pictures with one

I have posted images of my new cooker too from Hawkins, its really small with a capacity of 1 liter for baby food. Its very cute and convenient. Costs just Rs 800 or 700 sorry dont remember the exact value.

Ingredients: (for dal pani no rice)

  • Rice – preferably steamed rice
  • Dal – Moong or Toor dal
  • Cumin powder
  • Ghee
  • Salt
  • Turmeric (optional)
  • Ginger (optional)
  • Peppercorns (optional)
  • Hing (optional) a small pinch

Im sure your wondering why so many optional ingredients, its totally based on choice of the baby. You can combine 2-3 of these optional ingredients.

Now for the procedure

Pressure cook rice (its good if its steamed that’s what my doctor says as it gets smashed well and its easy to digest),  dal (I use toor dal as my mom tells me moong dal is not good when the baby has a cold), I added turmeric, hing, 2 peppercorns, cumin powder and pressure cooked it. If your using ginger you can skip hing. Remove contents from cooker and remove peppercorns or ginger before smashing. Add ghee and salt and smash and give it to your baby. You can also blend it, its totally upto you.

This is the recipe of the basic khichidi, to this you can add any veggie of your choice.

For mommies, I add 2 whole chillies, some chopped ginger, pepper to the leftovers and reheat the khichidi and eat it with chutney :-)

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7 Responses to Baby food recipe- 6 months plus – Basic Khichidi/Pongal/Dal Rice/Dal Pani

  1. stephy says:

    what type of rice should we buy for babies to make khichdi? am not familiar with the white rices available in stores

  2. Swathi says:

    Is salt is advisable for kids ?

    • admin says:

      Hi Swathi they generally ask you to avoid salt and sugar till the baby is one year. But I still think adding a little bit will cause no harm as most products in the market for babies has salt and sugar. Using a little is ok.

  3. spurthi says:

    Thank you! These posts are invaluable to first time moms like me who want to give their child homemade foods!

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