Cabbage Moong Dal Khichdi (10 to 12 month old baby)

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Jul. 20, 2015

Here is a nutrient-dense recipe for your kid, who is soon going to be one. The Cabbage Moong Dal Khichdi is chock-full of protein and carbohydrates, which are essential for your child. Cabbage adds to the vitamin C content of this delicious dish, while moong dal gives folic acid, iron and calcium as well. This is also the right age to add finely-chopped veggies to the diet, so that the kid slowly gets into the habit of chewing, and also gets used to the textures of regular home-cooked food. So, lets bid goodbye to puréed foods, which used to be the staple till around nine months, and start a new chapter with exciting foods like this.


Finely chopped cabbage 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Green moong dal 2 Tablespoon ((split green gram), washed and drained)
Chawal 2 Tablespoon ((rice), washed and drained)
Ghee 1/2 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 Teaspoon (jeera)
Asafoetida 1 Pinch (hing)
Turmeric powder 1 Pinch (haldi)
Salt 1 Pinch (optional)



Combine the rice, moong dal and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. 

Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. 

Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.

When the cumin seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 5 seconds. 

Add the cabbage and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the cabbage turns soft. 

Add the cooked dal-rice mixture, turmeric powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute. 


Cool slightly and serve lukewarm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 1