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Vegetables Dal Khichdi Recipe for Babies, Toddlers and Kids | Moong Dal Khichdi for Babies

Vegetable dal Khichdi - A quick comforting made with rice, lentils and vegetables. Nutritious food for kids.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Rice/Biryani
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Rice - 1/2 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/2 cup
  • Big Onion - 1 small sized
  • Tomato - 1 small sized
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch
  • Vegetables* - 1 cup chopped
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp optional
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Hing - a generous pinch
  • Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Water - 4.5 cups
  • Salt - as required

To temper

  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

* I used 1 carrot, 5 cauliflower florets, handful of peas and 1 small potato



    • Slice onions, chop tomatoes finely. Wash and Chop all vegetables into bite size pieces. Slit green chillies. Roughly chop corainder leaves. Set aside.
    • Wash rice and moong dal together and soak it in warm water for 20 minutes.


    • Heat a pressure cooker with ghee & oil. Add cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Then add onions. Saute them nicely until golden brown.
    • Once onions becomes transparent , add tomatoes. Fry tomatoes until the raw smell of tomatoes leaves and become mushy. Add chopped veggies, turmeric powder, garam masala powder(if using) and required salt. Give a quick stir.
    • Then add soaked rice & moong dal mix well. Add coriander leaves. Give a quick stir.
    • Add required water and bring it to a boil. Then 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 and fluff the rice with a spoon slowly, top with ghee if required.


    Serving: 2g