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Quinoa Khichdi Recipe for Babies & Toddlers

Quinoa Khichdi - A quick lunch made with quinoa and moong dal. Nutritious food for babies and toddlers.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Khichdi for Baby
Author: Kalyani


  • Quinoa- 2 tbsp
  • Yellow Moong Dal - 3 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic - 1 small
  • Hing - a pinch optional
  • Salt - as required skip for babies below one year
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/8 Tsp
  • water - 1.25 cups
  • Ghee- 1 Tsp


  • Wash quinoa and moong dal. Keep it ready. In a pressure cooker, add a tsp of ghee. Let it melt. Then add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  • Now add garlic, hing, and washed quinoa after draining the water.
  • Add washed moong dal and turmeric powder. Then add water and mix well. Add salt for babies above one year.
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook everything in a medium flame for three to four whistles. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker.
  • Mash it well with a masher until soft. You can also grind in the blender if you prefer.



Serving: 2g