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Dal Rice Recipe for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids

Dal Rice- A one-pot meal made with rice and lentils. Nutritious lunch for kids.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Rice/Biryani
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Toor dal - 1/2 cup
  • Small onions- 10 or Big Onion - 1 medium sized
  • garlic - 5 small
  • Tomato - 1 medium-sized
  • Green chili - 1 or 2
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Salt - as required

To temper

  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Hing - a generous pinch


  • Wash rice and toor dal together and soak it in warm water for 20 minutes. Slice onions, chop tomatoes finely. Slit green chilies. Roughly chop coriander leaves. Set aside.
  • Heat a pressure cooker with ghee & oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds,hing, and fenugreek seeds. Let mustard seeds crackle. Then add onions along with green chilies. Saute them nicely until golden brown.
  • Once onions become transparent, add tomatoes. Fry tomatoes until the raw smell of tomatoes leave and becomes mushy. Then add turmeric powder and required salt
  • Then add soaked rice & dal mix well. Add water (3 cups of water) and bring it to a boil.
  • Then close the lid of a pressure cooker and cook everything in a medium flame for three to four whistles. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and fluff the rice with a spoon slowly, top with ghee if required. Garnish with coriander leaves.


Serving: 3g