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Urad Dal Porridge

Urad Dal or Split Black Lentils are extremely high on protein, fibre and mineral content like Iron & Magnesium. This also makes it a good weight gain recipe for baby & kids.

This porridge is also called Ulundu Kanji as traditional south Indian baby food recipe, also used during pregnancy & breast-feeding. It has rice, methi/fungreek seeds and garlic cloves too, so a great winter food for everyone.


Urad dal – 1/4th cup

Red/white rice – 2 tbsp

Palm Jaggery – 1/4th cup

Milk – 1 cup

Salt – ½ tsp

Garlic cloves -2

Ginger powder – ½ tsp

Fenugreek – 1/4th tsp


Method Of Preparation

1.In a vessel, add urad dal, rice & fenugreek seeds. Wash them together

2.Add garlic cloves. Add 1.5 cups water

3.Pressure cook for 5 whisltes

4.Grind this urad dal mix in a mixer

5.In a pan, add some water. Add palm jaggery

6.Stir until the palm jaggery dissolves

7.Strain to remove impurities.

8.Add the ground urad dal mix to a pan.

9.Add the strained palm jaggery syrup & give it a good stir, while cooking it on low flame

10.Now add milk and mix everything well. Let it cook for a few more minutes

11.Add salt, ginger powder & give it a final stir

Porridge is ready!

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Shalini Santhosh

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