Spinach is certainly among the most recommended veggies for kids. Unfortunately, it is very difficult for any mother to get their kids like and eat spinach. The solution to this is simple, you need to help your child acquire the taste of Spinach. If your kiddo is a toddler who is just getting introduced to veggies the job will be easier with this one-pot Paalak Khichdi Recipe for babies. For growing kids, spinach dishes like Spinach Omelette tend to do the magic.
Khichdi is a kind of pish pash prepared with lentils and rice, it is very common in India as it belongs here. Khichdi is one food that almost all the adults in India have had as their first food while they were being weaned off in their toddlerhood.
This recipe of Palak Khichdi (spinach pish pash) is the perfect baby food for those munchkins who are learning to eat. A spicier version of this recipe can be made by adding some more ingredients and can be enjoyed by everyone.
Spinach khichdi is a hearty one-pot meal for babies and as fuss-free, as you can make it in a pressure cooker.
Easy Recipe Of Palak Khichdi Recipe For Babies
Paalak Khichdi Recipe For Babies : Indian baby Food Recipe
- Spinach Leaves : A handfull
- Moong Daal : 1/4th cup
- Rice : 4 tablespoons
- Garlic pods : 4
- Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
- Salt : According to Taste
- Oil :1 tablespoon
- Wash the spinach leaves and chop them roughly
- Wash the Moong Dal and Rice
- Mince the Garlic
- Heat oil in a pressure cooker
- Add the chopped garlic
- Fry the garlic till it become light brown
- Add chopped Paalak leaves, give it a stir and add salt
- When the Paalak releases water add the mix of Rice and Dal
- Add Turmeric powder and fry in low heat for about a minute
- Add water, about 3 times of the total quantity of Rice-Dal mix
- Cover the lid of the pressure cooker and cook in low heat till 2 whistles.
- Once done, open the pressure cooker and blend the khichdi (if required)
- Dish out in a bowl and add 1/2 tsp of Ghee (clarified Butter).
- Yummy healthy meal for your little baby is ready.
Palak Khichdi is a healthy and very practical recipe for babies, the texture of the khichdi can be adjusted as per the age of the baby ( thin and smooth for babies below 10 months). If you are serving this Khichdi to a baby below 9 months you can eliminate chilies from the recipe and blend the khichdi with a hand blender.
Apart from the nutrition part, Paalak Khichdi has one more benefit, when you start feeding it to your baby right from the beginning and then they tend to acquire the taste of Spinach. As the babies grow they can be introduced to several other dishes made with Spinach like Spinach Quiche, spinach omelet, and many more. In the same way, you can feed chicken to your baby in for of pish pash. Toddlers may find chewing and swallowing chicken bits difficult, with the help of recipes like Chicken Pish Pash for babies, feeding chicken to babies becomes easily possible.
Just in case you are wondering what to cook for others in the family, do not worry as this Paalak khichdi recipe for babies can be relished by everyone in the family. Grab roasted papad, pickle of your choice and you have a humble yet satisfying meal on the table.
Go ahead and try this recipe of Palak Khichdi for baby and let me know how it turned out for your little munchkin.
Karishma loves everything that makes life simple and happier. Cooking is her stress buster as she loves to cook for her family and friends. She blogs at Nature’s Best Home Remedies.. An entrepreneur by profession she is a doting homemaker and a curious learner.