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The day you try a new recipe and hear a WOW from hubby and daughter, how does it feel? For me, it feels awesome, as it makes my day. One such recipe is Foxtail Millet Khichdi or Navane or Tenai Khichdi. This also makes an awesome baby or toddler food for its nutritional benefits.

FOXTAIL MILLET KHICHDI for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Family Foxtail Millet Khichdi Recipe

Archaelogists claim that Foxtail Millet is so old that no wild plant of the species of Foxtail Millet is known to exist today. Kalidasa, in his legendary literary masterpiece ‘Shakuntala’, has sage Kanva pouring foxtail millet while bidding farewell to Shakuntala in Dushanta’s court.  Scientists have proved that, when tried on a diabetic rat, there has been a significant fall of 70% in blood glucose.

Benefits of Foxtail Millets for Babies

  • Easy digestion and absorption
  • Excellent source of iron and cures anemia
  • High in Calcium
  • Treats constipation

Foxtail Millet or Navane or Tenai Khichdi for babies or toddlers is a simple, easy to make with very few easily available ingredients at home and I’m sure this calls for a quick recipe by eager YOU. So now if you have a hungry baby, toddler or even you, chalo lets jump into it and make a yummy Khichdi. Can be given to 8 months + babies.

Check out our other Baby & Kid Friendly Millet Recipes here.

How to make Foxtail Millet Khichdi

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Foxtail Millet Khichdi for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Foxtail Millet Khichdi for Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Foxtail Millet or Navane or Tenai Khichdi for babies or toddlers is a simple, easy to make with very few easily available ingredients at home.

Author:Kavitha Prashanth
Recipe Type: Breakfast, evening snacks, dinner
Cuisine:Indian

Ingredients

  • Ghee/Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – 10
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Cumin – 2 tsp (coarsely ground)
  • Pepper – 1 tsp (coarsely powdered)
  • Green Chillies – 4 slit
  • Foxtail Millet – 1 cup
  • Moong Dal – ½ cup
  • Boiled Water – 6 cups
  • Lemon – 1 tsp(optional)
  • Coconut – 2 tbsp grated(optional)
  • Garlic – 10 pods(optional)

Method

  • Add ghee/oil in a pan and add the following temper ingredients in order.
  • Add washed Foxtail Millet and Moong Dal then pour the boiled water to the same pan.
  • Add salt as needed and lemon/coconut/garlic if required and Cook it for 20 mins or 3 whistles.
  • If Foxtail Millet and Moong dal were soaked 5-8 mins should be sufficient.
  • This simple and quick dish I’m sure will be well accepted by your loved ones.

Tips:

  • If Foxtail Millet and Moong dal were soaked 5-8 mins should be sufficient.

 


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