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Baby foodz - Palak rice

Palak/Spinach rice for babies
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 1 baby
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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Ingredients

To grind

  • 5-6 leaves Palak
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 nos shallots
  • 1 no garlic pod
  • 1/2 no tomato

Main Ingredient

  • 1/4 cup rice
  • 1 tbsp masoor dal - (masoor/toor/moong dal)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Instructions

  • Clean the palak, pick out fresh leaves and rinse twice. chop it roughly and keep aside.
  • Grind everything given under to grind section to a fine paste
  • Heat Ghee in a cooker, add the ground paste, Rice, Dal, turmeric powder 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.

Notes

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 before cooking.