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Baby foodz - Carrot Mint kichdi

Carrot, Dal and Mint Kichdi for babies above 8 months+
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Baby foods & Kids recipes
Servings: 1 baby
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 no carrot - grated/very finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2-3 leaves mint - Roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Toor dal
  • 1/4 cup rice


  • Wash carrots, peel skin off, Finely chop carrots or Grate them if you don't like to have even little chunks.
  • Heat ghee in cooker, add grated Carrot, Cumin powder,Mint leaves chopped, Turmeric powder,Toor dhal, rice and salt. Mix well. Add enough water. (Rice:Water in 1:3/3.5 ratio) depending upon the rice variety you use.
  • Cook it for 4 whistles and mash again before serving. Serve warm.


I don't puree the food after cooking most often as it may lose its nutrients and my pd suggests not to grind rice after cooking, So i opt for mashing it well by hands/ Potato Masher. If you feel the rice has to be pureed, then grind the rice and dal together to coarse powder and then cook.