How to Make Mashed khichdi with carrots- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Mashed khichdi with carrots

Khichdi made up of rice and moong lentils is a comfort meal for many in India. Young babies to senior citizens, those who’re ill or recovering, those who are on detox diet (plain khichdi sans any seasoning), all like to grab at least some of this soft and soothing khichdi. Add up vegetables to it, to make up a healthier combo pack of all vital nutrients.
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
2 People 15 Minutes 15-20 Minutes


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/3rd-1/2 cup moong dal
  • split and husked 1/4th carrot, grated or finely chopped
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • a pinch of salt
  • ajwain seeds to taste


Step 1

Rinse rice and dal a couple of times and drain.

Step 2

Put all the ingredients together in a large pot with about 2-3 cups water.

Step 3

Cook over high heat, partially covered till it boils.

Step 4

Lower the heat to medium and let it cook for about 10 minutes.

Step 5

Simmer, covered, until rice and dal are tender(about 10 minutes).

Step 6

Add more water as needed so as to make a semi-solid or thin consistency.

Step 7

Mash it a little.

Step 8

Serve warm. Add ghee or yogurt, to improve the taste.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 49.8g

Calories 177 Calories from Fat 14
Total Fat 1.5g 2% Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 440mg 18% Potassium 251mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 32.3g 11% Dietary Fiber 7.6g 30%
Sugars 1.3g Protein 8.4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2% Iron 18%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation. Calories will vary if a different vegetable is added or rice:dal proportions are varied.

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