Some Indian and Vegetarian Baby Food Recipes

I used to be confused as to what Indain baby food I can for my babe. Indian baby food in my opinion would introduce him to a different taste that he was getting from gerber. And for those looking for Vegetarian baby and toddler food alternatives, these can work too. Of course, check with your doc on ingredients if you have concerns. This is a copy paste from an email from my mom back in India.

INGREDIENTS

2TB.SP. MASOOR DAL (MASOOR – SPLIT ORANGE LENTILS, AVAILABLE IN INDIAN STORES)

QWATER INCH SIZED WHOLE ONION

1 CUP WATER

METHOD:

BRING THE WATER TO BOIL.

ADD FRESHLY WASHED MASOOR DALALONG WITH ONION.

COVER.

KEEP THE LID SLIGHTLY OPEN.

BOIL UNTIL THE DAL IS TENDER.OR PRESSURE COOK FOR 5 MINS.

STRAIN

ADD SALT AND DILUTE WITHBOILED WATER IF NECESSARY

ADD SMALL AMOUNT OF BUTTER.

YOU CAN REPLACE WATER WITH CHICKEN BROTH.

THIS MAKES AN EASILY DIGESTED SOUP FOR BABIES.
SEMOLINA DESERT
1 TB. SP. SEMOLINA

1 CUP MILK

1 SP. SUGAR(ADJUST TO YOUR TASTE)

1 CARDAMOM.
BRING THE MILK TO BOIL

ADD THE SEMOLINA GRADUALLY WITHONE HAND AND KEEP THE MILK STIRRING WITH OTHER HAND.

LET THE SEMOLINA COOK FOR 5 MINUTES.

ADD SUGAR AND STIR.

COOK FOR ANOTHER 5 MINUTES.

POUR IN A GLASS BOWL.

YOU CAN ADD THE CARDAMOM WHILE THE MILK IS BOILING.

 Let me know how you like it in the comments section, or feel free to ask any questions. I added some more here. I would love to hear your ideas. I am also creating a link to Smitha’s post here – South Indian Toddler lunch and once on kids lunch ideas with an indian twist. I collated the comments in one more.

Also a home remedy for toddlers with upset stomach here.

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34 Comments

  1. Aparna

    Thanks .I will try it out.

  2. lydia

    hmm…gerbar jar is easier for me :-)

  3. Smitha

    Is Semolina dessert for the baby or for us? Looks good for us too….

  4. Mommy in America

    Thank you all for your comments.Smitha, I like the dessert for myself too. And Lydia, I frequently used Gerber myself

  5. ani

    hi priya.actually i stay in africa. and here only masoor dal is avaiable. so pl advice me is masoor dal good for 1yr old baby.

  6. Khushi Mommy

    This recipe is for Masoor daal only. I have always given it, and know people who have but if you have doubt, please check with the doctor. You can also start off by straining the dal and just giving the water from the dal and straining out the roughage. Then as he gets used to it, you can start adding the dal roughage back in small quantities. Even the water is very nutritous.

  7. Anonymous

    i think lydia is Lazy…

  8. riya

    hey Khushi, thanks for the recipe. Though i have never tried Masoor dal, I always used Moong or Toor Dal. That taste good too. Iam going to try your recipe today..thanks again.

  9. Khushi

    Let me know how it went!

  10. suba

    Hi moms!

    Try this beautiful recipe which will make your baby to eat more!!!

    Eggs – 2
    Roasted gram flour – 1/2 cup
    Garam masala – 1 tsp

    Mix together and put a spoonful of this in a frying pan.Leave for 10 secs and flip it over.
    Delicious and nutritious recipe is ready for your sweet baby!
    you can dip the bread in this mixture and can fry in a pan if you like modification!!

  11. Khushi

    Thanks, Suba! That sounds like a good one. I will try it – though first time maybe add a bit less garammasala just to see.

  12. Smitha

    hey Suba…Thats a cool and easy recipe.!!!

  13. Khushi

    Thank you Smitha for your comment.

  14. Riya

    Hi. I like the Semolina recipe the best. Its simple and healthy. Good for festivities, too.

  15. Khushi

    Riya, thank you for your comments.I like it myself!

  16. New Mom

    Hi. When is it safe to introduce lentils and dal.

  17. Priya

    In India we start around 6 months but it has to be thoroughly boiled. Check with your doctor and even then give very small amount.

  18. New Mom

    Are you online? Can I email you?

  19. Priya

    You can reach me at contactus email for bloggermoms

  20. Anonymous

    hi khushi,
    this recipe has chicken, and i m pure vegetarian so please post some vegetarian recipe for my baby.
    thanks

  21. Khushi

    Hi Anonymous, you can do this without the chicken too

  22. L

    The sugar in the semolina is not suitable as baby food but great for us.

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  24. suprita

    gud recipe i would try for my son

  25. hi moms try this recipe for 8months old babie.
    rice,moong or masoor dal,garlic 1clove,pepper 4,turmaric 1pinch,asafoetida,carrot or peas or potato any one of this pressur cook all this

  26. Anonymous

    can u pls tell me if i can make this receipe with any other daal like urad daal or mong daal :)

  27. jaishri

    Pl let me know onther baby food reciepe for my 10months old baby

  28. laxmi

    i think i will try

  29. Veena

    Hi it’s nice info can I have some more veg recipe for my 11months son

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