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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.”
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: Indian
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.