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Beetroot Khichdi Recipe for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids

Beetroot Khichdi - a Healthy meal made with rice, lentils, and Beetroot. Nutritious food for kids.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Rice/Biryani
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Rice - 2 tbsp
  • Moong dal- 1 tbsp
  • Beetroot - 2 tbsp chopped or grated
  • Homemade Ghee - 1 Tsp
  • Garlic - 1 clove
  • Cumin seeds- 1/4 Tsp
  • Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
  • Hing/Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Salt - as needed salt is not recommended for babies under one year of age
  • Water - 1 cup


  • Wash beetroot in running water well. Finely chop them or grate it. Wash rice and moong dal together and soak it in water for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a pressure cooker with ghee. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Let it crackle.
  • Then add chopped garlic. Give a quick stir. Now add chopped beetroot. Toss it for a minute.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric powder and salt at this stage. Drain the water from soaked rice and dal and add it. Mix well.
  • Now add 1 cup of water and close the lid of the pressure cooker.
  • Cook everything in a medium flame for three to four whistles.
  • Open the cooker once the pressure released. Mash the khichdi well with your hands or with a masher and feed your baby warm.



Serving: 1g