How to Make Soft mashed rice and moong dal- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Soft mashed rice and moong dal

There’s no better comfort food as soft mashed rice and bland moong dal for a baby. Rice gives in the required carbohydrates for staying active and moong dal is an easy-to-digest pulse that provides the necessary protein boost for optimal growth. Serve it with a teaspoon of ghee and yum it tastes!!
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
 2 People  5 Minutes   15 Minutes


(1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 3 cups water for cooking rice
  • 1/2 cup moong dal(split green gram)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsps (teaspoons) coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ghee

For Tempering

  • 1 tsp oil or ghee
  • 1/2 tsp jeera seeds
  • 1/2 tsp hing or asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder


Step 1

Wash rice and dal thoroughly under running tap water.

Step 2

Place the washed rice and dal in separate containers and add water to both containers.

Step 3

Put these containers one above the other, covered, in a pressure cooker.

Step 4

Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles or until rice and dal are well-cooked and soft.

Step 5

Turn off heat and let it cool.

Step 6

Once the pressure goes off, open the pressure cooker and remove the containers using tongs.

Step 7

In a pan, pour oil or ghee. Add cumin seeds, allow them to crackle.

Step 8

Add hing and turmeric powder and then pour in the cooked dal.

Step 9

Add salt to taste.

Step 10

Bring it to a boil. Add fresh chopped coriander leaves.

Step 11

Turn off flame.

Step 12

Spoon rice in baby’s cup and mash it with a spoon.

Step 13

Pour the cooked dal and mash it further while mixing with rice.

Step 14

Add ghee and serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 60 g

Calories 249 Calories from Fat 45
Total Fat 5g 4% Saturated Fat 0.3g 1.7%
Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 2mg0% Potassium 87mg2%
Total Carbohydrates 1.5g1% Dietary Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugars 0.8g Protein 0.3g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%

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

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