I must thank my friend Aditi for this mixed dal khichdi recipe. She not only gave me this recipe but patiently explained it to me for something like 4-5 times. Every time we spoke on the phone she would tell me the names of the lentils and their proportion. I would vow to write it down and then forget about it. Next time we spoke on the phone, again I would ask her to repeat the recipe and then forget the ingredients. Finally after she explained it to me for the 4th or 5th time, I decided enough is enough; if I don’t make this khichdi now I’m never going to make it. 🙂
Now if you read the recipe you’ll think it’s such a simple recipe, what’s there to not remember. The thing is, I didn’t cook much before Devansh was born. I was a working professional and left daily cooking in the able hands of my cook. I cooked occasionally but can’t say I experimented much with lentils. So every time Aditi took names like green moong dal and masoor dal my eyes would glaze over. 🙂 Not the black masoor dal, use the orange one, she would patiently explain. So thanks Aditi for this wonderful recipe and for your patience.As we know, proteins are an important part of a balanced diet. And lentils are one of the top meatless protein sources. Therefore this khichdhi which is made of three different types of lentils, is a healthy lunch food option for babies. I think it can be safely given to babies after they have accepted the taste of moong dal khichdi. So I’d say this mixed dal khichdi recipe can be categorized as baby food for seven month and older babies. Just make sure you make it runny enough for them to swallow it properly.
This post was last modified on April 13, 2019 7:15 pm
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