Ghee Rice | Weight Gain Recipe | Toddler Main Meal

Motherhood should be renamed anxiety because we end up forever anxious regarding our children’s health and fretting about whether they are gaining enough weight or not .

Toddlers can be really fussy in terms of quantity of food they take and hence I always believe in feeding calorie-dense meals for them so that they can gain adequate nutrition even if taking a few bites .

Ghee Rice is a simple recipe , easy to prep and make on any given time. Packed with the goodness of ghee and dry fruits , it is no doubt a wonder meal for your child specially for gaining weight.

Ghee Rice

Prep Time : 10 min

Cooking Time : 10 minutes

Yield : Serves 2


  • Ghee : 3 tbsp
  • Cooked Rice : 1 cup (I prefer Basmati Rice )
  • Dry fruit powder : 1 tbsp (Read Recipe Note Below)
  • Green cardamom (Chhoti Elaichi): 2-3
  • Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi): 1
  • Mace (Javithri) : 2-3 strip
  • Black Pepper Corn : 1 tsp
  • Bay Leaf : 1
  • Cinnamon (Dalchini) : 1 small piece
  • Salt to taste
  • Onion : 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • Chopped coriander leaves : 1/2 tbsp


  • Take a frying pan , put it on medium heat and add Ghee to it.
  • Add whole spices to it and sauté it for a minute as they turn aromatic.
  • Add dry fruit powder and sauté it for another minute.
  • Add chopped onions and salt to taste and cook until translucent, keep stirring occasionally to avoid burning.
  • Add cooked rice and stir well in the onion masala.
  • Cook for 2 minutes on medium flame while stirring to mix all flavours well.
  • Remove whole spices from the rice.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve warm.

Ghee Rice is part of our 14 day Toddler Meal Plan : Click here for Meal Plans .

Recipe Notes :

  • If you do not have dry fruit powder , you can add crushed mix of cashew , almond , walnut and pistachio in place of it . Avoid whole nuts for younger children , to avoid choking hazard.

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