Baby Food Recipes: Indian Lentil Stew
Lentils, rice, and veggies in a “stew” are one of the easiest meals to make for your little one. In India, it’s called “khichdi” – but it’s basically the same as an “Indian Lentil Stew.”
Servings: 20 ounces
- 2 cups of lentils any lentil is fine, I've used red lentils, yellow split peas, and "moong dal" which you can get at the Indian store
- 1 cup of white basmati rice brown rice or quinoa
- 6 cups of water
- A combination of 2-3 bags of veggies 1 bag of carrots, 1 bag of peas, 1 bag of green beans, broccoli, spinach, etc.
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- Pinch of Salt
- Whole milk organic yogurt for serving
Put water, lentils, rice/qunioa, veggies, and spices into a large pot on the stove.
Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and simmer 1-3 hours until it's the consistency you like, stirring occasionally.
(Alternatively, put all ingredients into a crock pot and cook on high for 4-6 hours)
Mash up, freeze in ice cube trays or store for 5 days in the fridge.
Serve with whole milk organic yogurt.