Eggs are very beneficial for children, but until an age, eggs cannot be fed directly to children. In such a situation, you should know about some recipes in which eggs can be given to the child by adding eggs.
In this article, we are going to tell you about the Egg Khichdi recipe and also learn what are the benefits of eggs for children.
How to make egg khichdi
To prepare this egg khichdi you will need two teaspoons of rice, one teaspoon of lentil, one teaspoon moong dal, one or two eggs, half a teaspoon of ghee or butter, two teaspoons chopped onion, one teaspoon carrot, one pinch of turmeric powder, One pinch of pepper, one and a half cup of water and a pinch of salt will be required.
How to make Egg Khichdi
Wash both pulses and rice thoroughly with water.
Break the eggs and beat them and keep them on the side.
Now place the cooker on the gas and add butter or ghee to it.
Then add onion and fry it for two minutes.
After this, add carrots to the cooker and then add rice and lentils.
Cook it for a minute and mix everything well.
Now you have to add water and cover the cooker and apply 4 whistles.
Open the cooker and mash the khichdi.
After this, add the beaten egg and open the gas.
Cook it on low heat and when the egg becomes thick and cooked, turn off the gas.
Feed the baby this polenta when it is slightly cold.
Also Read: Make Moong Dal Khichdi for a 4-month-old baby
From what age should the child feed the egg
The yellow part of the egg can be fed to an infant older than eight months, but the white part of the egg should be fed only after the child is 12 months old. The recipe of Egg Khichdi is given here for 12 months i.e. more than one-year-old.
Benefits of baby eggs
Now let us know how beneficial it is to eat eggs for children.
The yellow part of the egg contains choline and cholesterol which helps in the development of the baby's brain. Cholesterol helps digest fats and allows choline cardiovascular and nervous systems to function properly.
There are also antioxidants called lutein and gixanthin in the eggs. Lutein protects the eyes from damage from bright light. Both these antioxidants prevent the loss of eyesight.
Eggs contain a variety of mineral substances such as calcium, selenium, and zinc. All these nutrients together strengthen the immune system. Eggs are also rich in folic acid, which helps in the reconstruction of cells in the body.
Keep in mind that before the age of one year, do not give the egg whites to the baby at all.