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Rice Moong- Dal Cerelac

Updated: Jun 5, 2021

Rice and moong-dal kanji is an ideal first food for babies after they completed 6 months as it is easily digestible and less likely to cause allergic reactions. When you introduce this porridge to your baby, it is advisable to give it in a diluted form. Once your baby is adjusted with it, you could give slightly thick.

Rice moong dal porridge is the first food I gave my baby after she completed 6 months. After she is comfortable with this rice porridge, I offered her ragi porride. She prefers ragi porridge over rice porridge.

I have made this porridge mix, in a small quantity, if you need you can directly make powder on the same day when your going to cook porridge for your baby.

This is idle powder while travelling, just add hot water and mix and feed.

I have include the 6th month baby food chart, refer to it to know what foods can be given to baby in 6th month.

6th month baby food chart


Sterilize the bowls and spoons used for feeding your baby in a vessel with hot water for five minutes and keep it immersed in the same vessel until use.
For preparation of this porridge powder, check below of this post for clickable link to it.
And the cooking video of this porridge, link is given below.


Rice Moong- Dal Cerelac

Course : Baby/Toddler food

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time : 5 minutes

Process time : 10 minutes

Total time : 15 minutes


  • Rice Moong-dal powder - 1 to 2 tsp

  • Water - 1 glass


  • Take 1 tsp of home-made rice moong-dal powder in a bowl.

  • Add half a glass of water and mix without forming lumps.

  • Cook them in low flame, keep mixing the porridge.

  • Add water if needed in between, mix them and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Off the flame when the porridge is in thin consistency, when they cool down it becomes thick.

  • Transfer them to a serving bowl.

  • Serve!

keep in mind:

Generally rice & moong dal doesn't cause any allergies, but check for symptoms if you find any.
Increase the water quantity to 1.5 cups to 2 cups and make the porridge watery and thin when you are introducing this porridge to your baby for the 1st time.
You could make the rice dal porridge powder in advance with 1/2 cup of rice, 1/4 cup of moong dal, 1/8 tsp of cumin seeds. Store it in a air tight container.
Salt or sugar is not advisable for babies under one year.
No cow's milk below 1 year.
This rice dal porridge will become thick after cooling down, so switch off the flame accordingly. Adjust with warm water if it becomes too thick.
You could add any vegetable puree to this rice dal porridge to make it more healthy.
Use a non-wet spoon while scooping the powder.

Pictorial :

take 1 or 2 tsp of rice moong-dal powder
mix them
cook in low flame
add water in between
keep mixing and cook
cook for 10 min
transfer to serving bowl
ready to feed
Spare your breath to cool your porridge.


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Other way to traditional way series blog and youtube link given below:

Chicken Gravy & Rajamudi rice (EP1 Rocket Stove)

Green Chili Prawns & Black rice (Kavuni rice) (EP2 Rocket Stove)

Paneer Pot Briyani & Sesame Brinjal Fry- veg (Rocket Stove EP3)

Egg Drop Gravy with Chapathi || Rocket Stove EP4

Silver Pomfret Fry ||Rocket Stove EP5

Other 6th month baby food recipes link given below:

Baby's First Food - When, What, How to introduce Solid foods.

Ragi Powder (Home-made) - for Babies

Sprouted Ragi Powder for babies

Homemade Rice-Moong Dal Cerelac

Sathumaavu - Health Mix Power

Rice Moong- Dal Cerelac

Ragi Porridge

Sprouted Ragi Porridge

Carrot Puree

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