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 anytime, 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 goodness of grains and vegetables. Moreover it is super easy for digestion. 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 popularly known as samwat millet or fasting Rice ( you can used 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 couple of times. Soak them for 1 hour before cooking.
  • Heat a pressure cooker, Add some Ghee
  • Add Cumin and let it splutter and add asafoetida
  • Add in all finely chopped vegetable and sauté for a minute
  • Add the drained Dal, Quinoa and Millet in a colander and add to the sautéed vegetables and give them a nice stir.
  • Add water, mirch powder, Turmeric powder and salt
  • Pressure cook on a medium flame for 2-3 whistle. I prefer 3 whistles as it make it perfect mushy, just how my son like it
  • Add 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 toatsted bread as sides.





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

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Read some easy healthy Millet recipes here.

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

Take Care


15 Replies to “Healthy Millet Quinoa Dal Khichdi for kids”

  1. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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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