Broccoli Khichdi Recipe for Babies, Toddlers and Kids
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Broccoli Khichdi - Healthy meal made with rice, lentils and Broccoli. Nutritious food for kids.
Recipe type: Rice/Biryani
Cuisine: Indian
  • Rice - ½ cup
  • Moong dal/Toor Dal - ½ cup
  • Big Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Tomato - 1 medium sized
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Broccoli florets- 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder -1/8 tsp
  • Potato - 1 small
  • Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Water - 3.5 cups
  • Salt - as required
To temper
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida - ⅛ tsp
  1. Wash broccoli in running water well. Take florets from broccoli. Boil water in a sauce pan with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Switch off the flame and add broccoli florets to it. Keep it undisturbed for 5 minutes. Then drain the water and keep it ready. Chop potato, onions, garlic, green chili and tomatoes. Keep it ready.
  2. Wash rice and moong dal together and soak it in water for 10 minutes.
  3. After 10 minutes, drain the water from soaked rice and dal, add chopped potatoes, ⅛ tsp of turmeric powder, required salt and 4 cups of water. Then close the lid of pressure cooker and cook everything in a medium flame for three to four whistles. Set aside.
  4. Heat a thick bottomed pan with ghee & oil. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Let it crackle. Then add chilies and garlic. Give a quick stir. Now add onions. Saute them nicely until golden brown.
  5. Once onions becomes transparent , add tomatoes. Fry tomatoes until the raw smell of tomatoes leaves and become mushy. In the meantime, add broccoli florets into a mixer/food processor and mice it for 2-3 seconds. Dont grind it to a smooth paste.
  6. Now add minced broccoli and little salt. Mix it well and cook it in low medium flame for 5 minuets or until the broccoli is cooked. Switch off the flame once done.
  7. Now open the cooker, add broccoli onion tomato mixture to the cooked rice and dal. Mix it gently till it incorporated well. Garnish with coriander leaves and top with ghee if required.
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Serving size: 2
Recipe by GKFoodDiary - Homemade Indian Baby Food Recipes at