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Barley Khichdi Recipe for Babies & Toddlers

Barley Khichdi - A quick lunch made with barley and moong dal. Nutritious food for babies and toddlers.
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Barley - 1/4 cup
  • Yellow Moong Dal - 3 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/8 Tsp
  • water - 1 cup
  • Ghee- 1 Tsp


  • Wash barley and soak it in water overnight or at least 4 hours. Then in a pressure cooker add a tsp of ghee. Let it melt.
  • Then add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Now add the soaked barley after draining the water.
  • Now add washed moong dal and turmeric powder.
  • Add one cup of water and mix well. Then add salt (for babies above one year).
  • Close the lid of 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