beetroot-khichdi
Healthy Beetroot Khichdi for babies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Khichdi is a vegan, gluten-free Indian comfort food cooked with rice and dal to a mushy consistency. Addition of beetroot makes it even more healthier.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 servings
Author: sushma iyer
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp rice
  • 2 tbsp moong dal (split green gram dal)
  • 1/2 beetroot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic pod crushed or minced (optional)
  • salt to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp hing or asafoetida
  • 1 tsp ghee (refer notes for vegan option)
  • 2 cups water
Instructions
  1. Start by rinsing and soaking rice and moong dal with enough water; till the time you prepare for rest of the recipe.

  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Once hot add hing and then cumin seeds. Once it starts sizzling, add beetroot and crushed or minced garlic. Saute for a minute or two.

  3. Drain the water from soaked rice and dal. And add to the cooker. Saute for a minute and add 1/4 tsp salt (if using). Stir and add 2 cups of water. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook it for 4-5 whistles on med flame.

  4. Thats it, once the pressure subsides open the lid and serve the khichdi with some more ghee. 

Recipe Notes

For vegan option, just skip ghee and use vegetable oil instead.
Skip garlic if you do not wish to use.