Khichdi Recipes for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids -Khichdi is favorite comfort food in India; it is usually prepared with rice/grains, lentils, fresh vegetables, little spices, and ghee as main ingredients. It can be served for lunch, dinner or any time of the day!
Khichdi is a perfectly wholesome, one-pot, comfort meal and the best food for babies and small kids as it has a soft texture, nutritious and easily digestible even during sick days. It is also a versatile dish, and there are many varieties of khichdi can be prepared. Here is the collection of tasty and healthy khichdi recipes.
Homemade Khichdi Recipes for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids
1. Plain Moong Dal Khichdi (6 Months+)
2. Vegetables Dal Khichdi (8 Months+)
This vegetable dal khichdi is a flavorful a khichdi with onions, tomatoes, little spices and loads of vegetables. Once your baby is doing well with plain moong dal khichdi, you can try this delicious and nutritious vegetable dal khichdi.
This instant moong dal khichdi is prepared with powdered rice and moong dal. You can store the rice moong dal powder in an airtight container and use whenever required. Add any vegetable puree to this rice dal porridge to make it more healthy. The khichadi mix powder doesn’t get spoiled soon so ideal for travel.
4. Beetroot Khichdi (7 Months+)
Beetroot is a nutrient-rich vegetable packed with iron, the khichdi prepared with this humble vegetable makes a wholesome and delicious meal for babies. The method is similar to the usual moong dal khichdi plus the addition of beetroot.
5. Curd Khichdi(7 Months+)
It’s another variation of khichdi made with moong dal, rice, curd/yogurt, and cumin seeds. It is an easily digestible meal for small babies who have just started on solids and serve as a quick lunch for babies.
Oats khichdi is the best alternative for simple dal khichdi when your baby is bored with it. It is effortless to prepare by replacing rice with oats in the vegetable dal khichdi recipe. Make sure to introduce oats separate before you try this khichdi.
7. Broccoli Khichdi(8 Months+)
Broccoli is one nutritious vegetable packed with iron; this broccoli khichdi is one of the perfect ways to include them in your kids' diet.
8. Spinach Khichdi( 10 Months+)
Simple, flavourful and healthy khichdi recipe with rice, Toor dal, and spinach leaves. It makes a healthy wholesome meal for your baby. It is an exciting combination of health and taste makes this recipe a must-try for your little one.
9. Sooji Khichdi(6 Months+)
Sooji Khichdi is tasty, wholesome and comforting food for babies. It’s a quick fix meal that can be served for breakfast or dinner. Sooji Khichdi is baby friendly. Use pureed vegetables, also increase more water and feed in pouring consistency for babies less than eight months.
10. Dalia Khichdi(8 Months+)
Dalia Khichdi/broken wheat khichdi is another delicious khichdi recipe that can be made with daliya or cracked wheat, moong dal, and vegetables. Its high in fiber, iron and its recommended for babies and growing kids. It can be served for babies as a wholesome meal with curd.
11.Instant Daila Khichdi ( 8 Months+)
Instant dalia khichdi or broken wheat khichdi recipe made with homemade Dalia khichdi mix. The instant mix is made with cracked wheat and moong dal. It is convenient during travel if you want to give homemade food to your baby. Instant dalia khichdi tastes bland without salt, hence add vegetable purees like carrot, potato, sweet potato, etc. to this khichdi to make it more wholesome, healthy and tasty!
12. Urad Dal Khichdi(10 Months+)
This urad dal khichdi or urad dal rice is prepared with split black gram and rice. It is suitable for growing children as it helps to gain healthy weight and strengthen the uterus of the girl child. Introduce this khichdi to your child after introducing rice and urad dal separately. Adjust spices according to your baby’s tolerance level.
13. Sabudana Khichdi: ( 8 Months+)
Easy and filling khichdi recipe made with Sabudana/Sago/Tapioca/Javarisi, cashews, and potatoes. This Sabudana Khichdi is a famous fasting recipe that’s also suitable for kids as it has carbohydrates which keep them energetic all day! It is soft, mild on the stomach and hence apt when kids are down with an illness. Skip peanuts/cashews when preparing for sick kids.
14. Easy Urad Dal Khichdi ( 8 Months+)
I have already shared a version of urad dal rice. This urad dal khichdi recipe is easier with fewer ingredients & less quantity; you can make for your baby or toddler alone. It is ideal for babies from 8 months after introducing rice, and urad dal separately.
15. Green Gram Khichdi ( 8 Months+)
16. Easy Spinach Khichdi ( 10 Months+)
I have already shared a version of spinach khichdi for babies and kids. This recipe is another version of spinach khichdi with fewer ingredients & less quantity; you can make for your baby or toddler alone. It is ideal for babies from 10 months after introducing rice, toor dal and spinach separately.
17. Carrot Khichdi ( 6 Months+)
19. Barley Khichdi ( 6 Months+)
- If your baby is allergenic to any ingredient used in the recipe, please remove it while preparing.
- Always check with your child's pediatrician before giving any new food.
- Avoid the salt for babies at least till one year.
- Adjust or remove spices according to your child's tolerance level.
Hi, my baby is 11 months old and I started solid food when she was 7 months but she likes any food in puree form but stores any food in mouth when given finger food. She doesn't swallow nor does she picks up and eat it. Puree form of food she enjoys. Should I be worried?
I would suggest you introduce mashed foods like khichdi without pureeing slowly. Each baby is different, and they meet their milestone in their phase. So don't worry much. Encourage self-feeding and Try soft finger foods like banana, steamed tiny cut carrots, peas, potato, pasta etc..patience is a key..sure the baby will grow out of it soon
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