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Healthy Millet Quinoa Dal Khichdi for kids

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For me, a Millet khichdi is one such comforting one pot meal that I would love to make any time, or some lazy days when I don’t feel like cooking. Whether it is a simple Dal Khichdi, an easy peasy Masala Oats khichdi or a fasting special samvat khichdi, we just love them all. While I tried all basic khichdi’s for Tuggu, the one which got his taste bud right was Millet Quinoa Dal Khichdi.

Millets are highly nutritious for kids and a khichdi is a great meal having the goodness of grains and vegetables. Moreover, it is super easy for digestion for young kids. Do read more on Millets in my latest post here.

Millet Quinoa Dal Khichdi recipe for kids:

I have used Barnyard millet or little millet is popularly known as samwat millet or fasting Rice ( you can use any other millet like Foxtail millet) along with carrots, onion, beans, peas, tomatoes and coriander leaves, you may use your favourites or any seasonal vegetables of your choice.


¼ cup Millet
¼ cup Quinoa
½ Cup Dal
2.5 cup water
½ cup finely chopped mixed vegetables
1 tsp Ghee/Clarified butter
½ tsp ginger garlic paste
½ tsp Cumin/Zeera
½ tsp Asafoetida/Hing
½ tsp turmeric powder/Haldi
¼ tsp – ½ tsp Mirch Powder
Salt as per taste


  • Wash Dal, Quinoa and Millet in running water for a couple of times. Don’t forget to Soak them for 1 hour before cooking.
  • Heat a pressure cooker, Add some Ghee
  • Then add Cumin and let it splutter and add asafoetida
  • Add in all finely chopped vegetable and sauté for a minute
  • Drain water from the soaked dal and add the drained Dal, Quinoa and Millet in a colander and add to the sautéed vegetables and give them a nice stir.
  • Time to add water, mirch powder, Turmeric powder and salt
  • Pressure cook on a medium flame for 2-3 whistle. I prefer 3 whistles as it makes it perfect mushy, just how my son like it
  • Top it up with some ghee before serving.
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Millet Quinoa Dal khichdi


You may serve it with curd, papad and or pickle whatever suits your taste.

To make it look stylish, serve it with toasted bread as sides.





I really hope you would like these recipes and I will be sharing many more recipes soon.

Read some easy healthy Millet recipes here.

Hope you like these. Do try and let me know in comments below

Take Care


23 thoughts on “Healthy Millet Quinoa Dal Khichdi for kids

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  • I usually make kichdi with three dals and rice and lot of spice. This looks delicious. I will try it.
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    • Tuggu N Mommy

      Oh wow! 3 dals and spices- must be yumm as well. I too prefer whole spices tadka along with it. Do let me know if you try it. Just switch regular rice with samwat and add few other grains as well

  • Bumped on to this post at the right time while searching for some interesting yet simple recipes for my kids ! Very helpful article. And I love your blog!

    • Tuggu N Mommy

      Thank You Roopika, glad I could help 🙂

  • ourlittleworld2016

    I have a pack of quinoa in my kitchen.. was wondering what to make out of it. Thanks for this timely post

  • rohinijames

    I have tried a mixed pulses with brown rice khichidi at home. I probably need to give this one a try too.. Looks yummy.

  • prismaroundgurjeet

    It’s look so tempting never tried quinoa but love to try it. So much health goodness in this food

  • udita saklani

    My little one loves khichdi! I am yet to try millet khichdi though! However we have had millet kheer n number of times

  • Pooja Kawatra Gupta

    This looks super delicious to me and khichdi is one of the first few to introduce and they love it.

  • Never tried a millet khichadi. This looks super interesting! Will definitely try it.

  • Shubhada Bhide

    That looks like a yummy and easy recipe to try.I will definitely put this on my bucket lists.

  • Wow. Looks so yummy and healthy too. Surely kids would love it

  • This looks yummy. Millets are very healthy for kids. A must try.

  • alpanadeo

    Sounds yummy, looks tempting. I will try this on my lazy days. I usually make Bissibele Bhaat or Oats Upma. Now this one added to my list.

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  • Niharika Roychoudhury

    Khichidi’s are kid friendly and hassle free for us to prepare…this is a great recipe…thanks for sharing…i will be trying soon


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