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Rice Kanji | Rice Cereal for Babies

Rice Kanji | Rice Cereal Recipe

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Simple recipe of homemade rice cereal. Rice kanji is an ideal dish for babies, toddlers, kids, and sick adults who need easy-to-digest food.
Course Main Dish
Author Mukta Tikekar


  • 1 cup cooked rice (cook the rice with more water than usual to make it fluffy)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/5th tsp hing / asafoetida
  • 1/5th tsp jeera / cumin seeds powder
  • salt to taste


  • Take the rice in a pan, add a little water and mash the rice a bit. (As I've mentioned above, if you are cooking for a baby who has just started eating solids, you should ideally grind the rice before cooking it.)
  • Add remaining water and keep the pan on the burner for heating.
  • Add hing, salt, and jeera powder. (If your baby has just started eating solids, you can choose to not add jeera powder initially.) (Note: It is recommended to avoid adding salt in babies' food till they turn one. However, in my case I found that Devansh just wouldn't eat his food without salt. Hence, I started adding little bit of salt in his food. You can decide whether you want to add salt or not after talking to your child's pediatrician.)
  • Stir every couple of minutes.
  • When the mixture thickens to a soup-like consistency turn off heat.
  • Serve this kanji while it's warm. (Please check the temperature to ensure that it is not too hot for your baby.)


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