Instant Khichdi Mix Recipe/Instant Homemade Rice Cereal
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Why go for store bought instant cereals riddled with chemicals and preservatives, when you can make your own homemade rice cereal for your baby?
  • Rice - 40 g
  • Moong dal - 20 g
  • Pepper - 4 or 5 (can be adjusted according to taste)
  • Jeera - ¼ teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - a pinch (optional)
  1. The rice and moong dal can be washed and dried in sun or used directly too.
  2. Dry roast the rice in kadai, till you get a shiny, puffed up appearance as shown here:
  3. Dry roast dal, pepper, jeera, asfoetida (if adding)
  4. Cool and grind to a powder. Sieve the coarse particles to get a fine powder. Store in an airtight box in a cool and dry place.
  5. To make the porridge, take about 4 tablespoons of mix. You can increase the quantity if you like.
  6. Add 100 ml of boiled hot water to get a thick consistency and close the bowl with a lid for 5 minutes.
  7. Stir through the mixture after 5 minutes and add some ghee for taste.
Recipe by My Little Moppet at