Homemade Khichdi full of Desi Flavors and nutrients for a toddler

Vegetable Dal Khichdi

Vegetable dal Khichdi –

A quick comforting made with rice, lentils and vegetables. Nutritious food for kids.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

 Cook Time: 40 minutes

 Total Time: 1 hour


  • 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

Vegetables Used:

  • 1 carrot
  • 5 cauliflower florets
  • handful of peas
  • 1 small potato



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


  1. Heat a pressure cooker with ghee & oil. Add cumin seeds. Let it crackle.
  2.  Then add onions. Saute them nicely until golden brown.
  3. Once onions becomes transparent , add tomatoes.
  4. Fry tomatoes until the raw smell of tomatoes leaves and become mushy.
  5. Add chopped veggies, turmeric powder, garam masala powder(if using) and required salt. Give a quick stir.
  6. Then add soaked rice & moong dal mix well. Add coriander leaves. Give a quick stir.
  7. 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
  8. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and fluff the rice with a spoon slowly, top with ghee if required.

Serve the vegetable dal khichdi with curd. Tastes delicious!!!


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