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Instant Khichdi Mix Recipe/Instant Homemade Rice Cereal

Why go for store bought instant cereals riddled with chemicals and preservatives, when you can make your own homemade rice cereal for your baby?
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Hemapriya


  • Rice - 40 g
  • Moong dal - 20 g
  • Pepper - 4 or 5 can be adjusted according to taste
  • Jeera - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - a pinch optional


  • The rice and moong dal can be washed and dried in sun or used directly too.
  • Dry roast the rice in kadai, till you get a shiny, puffed up appearance as shown here:
  • Dry roast dal, pepper, jeera, asfoetida (if adding)
  • 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.
  • To make the porridge, take about 4 tablespoons of mix. You can increase the quantity if you like.
  • Add 100 ml of boiled hot water to get a thick consistency and close the bowl with a lid for 5 minutes.
  • Stir through the mixture after 5 minutes and add some ghee for taste.