Indian baby food recipes (for babies above 6 months to toddlers)

Indian baby food recipes – a collection of baby food recipes for Indian babies. All the recipes are tried and tested and have been served for both my babies. Any suggestions and queries can be left in the comment section below. Your queries will be answered.
 
If you are a new mum, you can view the Indian baby food chart here to get more ideas. Here is the list of all Indian baby food recipes available on this blog. Please click on the link to get the recipe.
 
Indian baby food recipes
 

Indian baby food recipes for babies above 6 months old

khichdi for babies
carrot almond baby food
potato rice
ragi porridge for babies
barley baby cereal
sago carrot kheer for babies
sabudana kheer for babies
wheat cereal for babies
soft idli recipe
oats porridge with vegetables (blend till smooth)

 

Indian baby food recipes for babies above 11 months old

These need to be pureed
barley soup with vegetables
chickpeas toddler food
chickpeas soup (for babies above 15 months)

 

healthy drinks to beat the heat, summer drinks for babies above 9 months

Do not use sour fruits as it contributes to colic. Please watch the quantity you serve, a 90 ml serving for a 9 month old, 120 ml serving for a 10 months old, 150 ml for an year old suits well for my babies. Serving large quantity or adding milk to fruits in not a good idea. It leads to indigestion and may upset the tummy. These are best when served alone without any food.
barley water
dry dates juice (an ultimate drink for babies during summer)
carrot almond smoothie
badam milk
orange banana smoothie
apple orange smoothie

 
Here is a simple recipe, one of the Indian baby food recipes for babies above 11 months old
indian baby food recipes

 

Indian baby food recipes
 
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Recipe type: baby food
Cuisine: Indian
Yield: 1 cup
Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
  • 1 tbsp. Chickpeas / kala channa
  • 2 tbsp. aged rice
  • 1 tbsp. of methi leaves / fenugreek leaves / menthakku
  • 1 tsp. ghee
  • Tiny pinch of organic turmeric (optional)
  • Tiny pinch of pepper powder (optional)
  • ⅛ tsp of ajwain powder / caram seeds powder
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak chickpeas 12 hrs., water must be replaced every 4 to 6 hrs. to prevent colic and bloating.
  2. Wash rice and soak for at least 30 mins.
  3. Rinse methi leaves thoroughly and chop just before cooking.
  4. Add rice, chickpeas, methi leaves , salt to a bowl with 1 cup water. Pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles or cook till soft in a soft with more water. If cooking directly in pressure cooker, just cook for one whistle on a low flame.
  5. once cool, puree the food as babies cannot eat the chickpeas skin.
  6. Add pepper powder, turmeric and pour 1 tsp of hot ghee and mix.
  7. Babies do not need tadka.but if you wish you can with mustard and cumin.
  8. serve warm. Warm foods digest better.
Notes
aged rice aids in better digestion and the pesticide residue is less.
removes vata from chickpeas.
You can read the benefits of carom seeds / ajwain for babies here

 

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  1. teena says

    Hi swasthi,

    ur potato rice recipe is loved by my baby.now going to try this one. Few queries are-
    1) do I need to puree or mashing is suff for my 14 month baby.
    2) how do u mash u r babies food.
    3) can I use spinach instead of me this

    moreover though u r kid is grownup now but will love to see more healthy recipes out here for babies . My LO hates milk so if u can suggest some milk based recipes…thanks in advance.

    swasthi please give me ur email I’d so that I can mail u my queries.i love ur deep insight knowledge of healthy food for babies. That will be a great help.

    Thanks
    teena

    • swasthi says

      Hello teena,
      sorry that i couldn’t reply u early, was busy with the kid’s assessments. glad to know ur little one loved the potato rice. you can use spinach instead of methi. i used to mash all the foods except for the ones including chickpeas or green gram with high fiber.until he completed 2 yrs, i used to puree foods with high fiber in a small blender jar kept separate for baby foods. for milk based recipes, just check baby toddler and sweets section, you will get lot of ideas, but don’t use sugar to make them.if you have any queries do drop a comment on that particular post, i will answer you.
      Thanks for your lovely feedback
      :smile:

  2. says

    Mother's are always bothered about their kid's eating habits,this kind of blogs are really helpful for moms like us as it is good source of nutrients and give us a choice to prepare different yummy dishes for our kids.Looking for some more additions.

  3. says

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    • says

      Hi Sangeetha! nice suggestions. but the safety of using hing for babies is still unknown (not enough research is done) and garlic actually contributes to gas and some times induces stomach pain, so i do not use them. i only use ajwain or monsoon spice mix which has cumin in it, if the climates is cold. Thanks for your suggestions dear