How to Make Rice and moong dal with chilka- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Rice and moong dal with chilka

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 
2 People
45 Minutes
 15-20 Minutes


  • 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


Step 1

Wash rice and moong dal together atleast twice. Soak them for 30 minutes with 1 cup water in a vessel.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add turmeric, saute the soaked rice and dal for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add salt, ajwain and other spices if desired.

Step 4

Pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium heat.

Step 5

Turn off the flame. Once pressure goes off, mash it with a spoon or a ladle.

Step 6

Mix everything well and bring it to the consistency you desire by adding warm water.

Step 7

Serve warm with a spoonful of ghee.

Nutritional Information

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%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

Tip: Younger babies will require mashing or probably blending the rice-dal combo, but for older kids you can just need to soft cook it.
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