Rice Moong dal khichdi is a nutrition rich food for a baby.I have introduced rice and moong dal water separately to my little one , then once she started adjusting to it , I offered her this khicidi at the age of 8 months. This simple rice dal khichdi can be introduced to babies at the age of 8+ months baby.Its easy to chew and prepared with rice ,moong and ghee and its so delicious and healthy that its a recommended food for babies.
Try to feed some small amount first may be 2 to 3 tbsp first and then later you can increase the quantity to a half bowl.
2 tbsp(appox 1/4 cup) rice (surti kolam)
1 tbsp moong dal(yellow spilt beans)
1 teaspoon of ghee
1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
1 pinch hing (asafoetida)
1/2 tsp of turmeric
2 cups water
salt to taste(avoid for baby less than 8 months)
Directions || How to prepare Rice Moong dal khichdi for babies
Clean and wash moong dal and rice well.
Soak dal and rice in water for half an hour.
Heat the ghee in a pan.
Put the cumin seeds and hing till cumin crackles.
Next add turmeric and hing to it,saute for few seconds.
Add soaked rice and dal to it.
Add 2 cups of water.
Cook for few more minutes to get the consistency you like. Add some more water if needed.
Mash the khichdi lightly with a spoon and serve with some more ghee on top if you want.