Tried feeding the comforting easy-on-tummy moong dal to your bub? If your baby’s tolerated it well, its time to take a further step and try feeding your baby green gram with the outer covering; a very nutritious part of green gram, which is commonly not consumed. The husk or chilka provides a lot of B-complex vitamins and fibre.
|Serves||Preparation Time||Cooking Time|
- 1 cup rice
- 1/3rd-1/2 cup moong dal, split but dehulled (with chilka)
- 2-3 cups water
- 1/4 tsp (teaspoon) turmeric
- 2 tsp ghee
- a pinch of salt
- ajwain seeds to taste
Wash rice and moong dal together atleast twice. Soak them for 30 minutes with 1 cup water in a vessel.
Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add turmeric, saute the soaked rice and dal for 2 minutes.
Add salt, ajwain and other spices if desired.
Pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium heat.
Turn off the flame. Once pressure goes off, mash it with a spoon or a ladle.
Mix everything well and bring it to the consistency you desire by adding warm water.
Serve warm with a spoonful of ghee.
Serving Size 100 g
|Calories||63||Calories from Fat||13|
|Total Fat||1.4 g 2%||Saturated Fat||0.2 g 1%|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g||Cholesterol||0 mg 0%|
|Sodium||66 mg 3%||Potassium||11 mg 0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||10.6 g 4%||Dietary Fiber||0.8 g 3%|
|Sugars||0.6 g||Protein||1.8 g|
|Vitamin A||2%||Vitamin C||0%|
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.