Saturday, February 6, 2010

Baby Food Recipes

After baby turns six months you can actually introduce lot of variety foods..

* Khichdi- Dal& Rice or Suji& Veg
* Suji-Halwa, sweet with milk or salty with veg
* Daliya- Sweet as well as salty
* upma
* Ragi
* Chila-daal,suji, besan
* Poha
* Sweet potato- Kheer or JUst boiled
* Fruits
* Milk Shakes
* Pasta
* Macaroni
* Parantha- Aloo,paneer
* Cheese
* Tikki- Aloo & Paneer
* Roasted Paneer
* Soups- Veg or if r non veg you can start with chicken & potato soup

You can recipes for most of the food in the same thread..

Dal Khichdi


4 tbsps of rice
4 tbsps of moong dal(Green Broken)


Properly Wash both rice and Dal and soak them for 10-15 mins. Put both rice and dal in cooker and required water. Add pinch of haldi(Turmeric Powder) and very little salt.

Cook over medium heat till 4-5 whistle comes. After 5 minutes open the cooker and check whether rice is soft, if not add little water and boil .

Add a tbsp of ghee over the it.

We can add mashed vegetables also.

Suji & Mixed vegetable Khichdi


1 tsbp suji
1 tsbp Ghee
2 tsbp Yellow Moong Dal
Vegetables : Carrot, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, White Pumpkin, Cauliflower

Roast Suji in Ghee and add Washed and soaked Moong dal to it. Add all the veggies in the quantity as required. Add water , a pinch of turmeric powder and little salt.

Cook over medium heat till 4-5 whistle comes. After 5 minutes open the cooker and mash all the veggies with a spoon

Add a tbsp of ghee over the it.

Tip: Always put roasted suji otherwise it will comes out of the cooker

Mixed Vegetables
gv in all veggies u like ... carrot,beet( pre boiled nd water discarded),potato,cabbage,cauliflwr( only if baby is nt gassy),peas, beans ,pumpkin
take few pieces of onion nd tomato nd hlf or 1 pod of garlic saute a bt wth oil put in a wee amnt of roasted jeera powder nd hing ..put in rest of veggies and saute wthout putting xtra oil ... put in water add turmeric and let it simmer .. lastly add little salt ...and chk if it soft ( or else u can pressure cook it fr 5 to 10mnts)
now keep this in handy ...and add ur choice of rice..or millet ..or dal ..or chkn or egg ..yellow and a meal wl b ready ..( pls donot forget to mash all properly)
i make this suffiecient fr arnd 3 days and put in small containers ..label n freeze them nxt few days u jst hv to make the accompaniments ...i keep this fr lunch ..

Apple porridge

Taken from Babies' Recipe book

This Porridge made of oats, Apple and milk can be served as breakfast after the baby is 6 months.

3 tbsp quick cooking oats
half cup milk if baby has started taking cow milk
1tbsp jaggery(gur)grated
1/4 apple grated or finely chopped
1tsp ghee or unsalted butter
heat the butter in a pr cooker and saute the oats for 2 minutes
add milk and 1/2 cup water and pr cook for 2 whistles
add jaggery and apple while the porridge is hot and mix well using whisk.

If the baby hasn't started with cowmilk, porridge can be prepared with water & formula milk can be added later.

Sweet Potato Kheer recipe :-

Firstly clean the sweet potatoes nicely n peel it off. Cut them into small pieces, add water n pressrue cook them. Once they are cooked, mash them a bit. Take a pan and pour around 2 cups of milk (It depends upeon the consistensy required). Now add those masehd sweet potatoes with a little jaggery and cardomom. Let it tboil on medium flame for sometime and stir it at regular intervals.... Done!! Its yummy and I am sure you kids will love it ... Its quite instant recipe.... :)

Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup

Cut pumpkin and sweet potato in equal quantity. Wash properly and put them in a cooker with half a glass of water.Add little turmeric to it.

Let 3-4 whistle comes and open it after 5 minutes.

Boil it on low flame and mash it.

Tip: You can add litle bit of sugar or salt according to your baby taste bud.

baby's fish and vegetables

I got this recipe from one of my baby books.Its seems tasty.iam yet to try it.
Once doctor has okaed fish.a white fleshed fish is the best choice like tilapia,halibut,whitefish etc

1 small fish fillet
1/2 small zucchini
1/2 medium carrot
a few drops of lemon juice(if baby has already eben introduced to it,most of gerber baby foods whould have added it to their banan puree to retain color)
1/2 tablespoon butter
oven method is suggested but steaming can also be done.
preheat oven to 375 F.Wash peel carrot and zuccini and slice in thin slices.
wash fish fillet removing any bones(try to get boneless fish fillet)
prepare double layer of aluminium foil and lightly grease inside of foil
place fish and veggies on foil,dot top with butter and lemon juice then seal the packet and place on baking dish.
bake for 45 minutes or until fish is opaque and flakes easily
allow to cool,fork mash before serving.if necessary puree.baking and/or steamign gives good flavor and retains nutrients.

apple pear raisin rice

apple (1/2 slice skin removed)
pear juice 4 ounce(gerber juice can be used)
brown rice 3 tablespoon
black raisins around 1 tablespoon

mix above contents together and add little bit more water (around 2 cups)and cook.u can also pressure cook.once cooked, u could strain water if extra and puree.
its a sweet tasting dish.must be good for constipation due to raisins.
u can use 1/2 pear and use apple juice for a taste change.

Makhana Kheer

Makhana Kheer

*100gm Makhana
*1 kg Milk
*1 cup sugar/Jaggery
*1 cup finely chopped(Cashew,almonds & raisins)
*3-4 elaichi

Cut makhana into small pieces and then wash them .Boil milk in a pan.Later add makhana and let it simmer on slow flame.Add elaichi to it

Once makhanas are done, add dry fruits and let it simmer till milk thickens.Approx 15-20 mins

When it's almost done add sugar to it.

Sabudana Khichdi

*250gm Sabudana
*100gm roasted and well crushed peanuts(don't add if baby is allergic to it)
*1 tsp crushed black pepper
*1 tsbp sugar
*1 tsbp ghee
* salt

Wash & soak sabudana in water for 30-40mins..Once soft & fluffy drain out water in a sieve and cover it.Leave for 15mins

In a bowl take sabudana,peanuts,black pepper,sugar & salt.
Heat ghee in kadai and sabudana mix.Stir well,leave it for 10 mins on low flame.

Makhane ki kheer....

This is what I learnt this time during my India's trip. No idea as what is "Makhana" called in other languages...
- Fry some makhana in ghee for few minutes on simmer.
- Take a pan and add milk, add makhana, sugar/jaggery and let it boil for sometime till the makhana gets soft.
- Add some crushed almonds to make it more nutritious.
- Its a very healthy breakfast.


1 tsp mustard seeds
1 cup poha/chivda
1 onion sliced
1 tbsp oil
1 potatoes-diced small
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Peanuts (optional)

Method: Put Chivda in a colander and wash, not letting it soak too long in the water. Leave in the colander to drain out completely.

Heat the oil and add mustard seeds , onion.

When seeds begin to splutter, add potatoes, and turn around till they look a bit glossy. Add the turmeric and saute over low heat till the potatoes are cooked through.

Increase the heat, add salt and poha and mix well. Saute till mixed

Garnish with coriander leavs

You can add other veggies also for kids...

CHeese Pizza

1. Take Either it is Pizza base or bread.
2. Apply Tomato sauce or Pizza sauce.
3. Spread some cheese (Mozilla would be better- grate it)
4. Sprinkle chopped onion, chooped tomato
5. Sprinkle cheese as much you want.
6. Sprinke small cut pieces of Panneer/Boiled chicken/Green leaf (if u want to try different)
7. Again take a spoon of sauce and drop in a circular motion.
8. Take a sppon of olive oil and drop in a circular motion.
9. If u r using Pizza base, then apply olive oil on the corners (circumference) this gives crispy sides after cooking.
10. Sprinkle salt, pepper powder as per taste.
11. If you want more spicy then can even crush the red chilli and sprinke over.
12. Add cheese if u want more cheeesy pizza.

Keep the base or bread directly on the Mirco wave (that glass circular tray) as i dont have the pizza wodden saptula.
Keep the oven in high (90H) and time for 3-4 min.
Just monitor for the first time, whether the cheese gets melted and the base is not becoming hard too because of over heat.
If u feel that cheese has to melt..then increase the time from 1 -2 more min.

Happy Pizza making at home.

Signal Chilas (Tikkis)

For the batter:-

*2 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
*2 tbsp uran dal (split black gram)
*1 tbsp green moong dal (split green gram)
*1tbsp chana dal (split gram)
*Salt to taste

Other ingredients:-
*2 tbsp tomato ketchup
*1 tbsp finely crated carrots
*1 tbsp finely grated bottle gourd (doodhi)
*a pinch of haldi
*1 tbsp spinach (palak) puree
*Oil for cooking

*Wash and soak all the dals in enough water for 4- 5 hrs, drain and blend in a mixed till smooth. Add little water while blending

*Add the salt and divide the batter into 3 equal portions.

*To make the 6 red colored chilas add tomato ketchup and carrots to one portion, mix well and keep aside.

*To make 6 yellow colored chilas,add doodhi and haldi to the second portion ,mix well and keep aside.

*To make the green colored chilas, add palak puree to the remaining portion, mix well and keep aside.

*Heat a non-stick pan ,pour a spoonful of each red, yellow and green colored batter and spread to make small thin rounds of approx 50mm (2") diameter.

*Cook using oil till they turn golden brown and crisp on both the sides.

*Repeat the same with the remaining batter to make more colored chilas .

*Arrange the red, yellow and green chilas in a row on a plate to make signals or fix them on a small stick to look like signals and serve.


u need;

brown bread/white bread
cheese spread
cheese slices
tomato slices
spinach leaves(optional)
little milk

1 take two slices of bread ,cut d edges.
2 take d slices..wet one edge with little milk
place d wet edges together so that we get a long d bread so that d slices join together..
3 now apply cheese spread..
4 put tomato slices,spinach and cheese slice..
5 now tightly roll d sandwitch like a log..use milk to stick d end.
6. cut it into 3-4 slices...
spiral sandwiches r ready

Rice Balls..

1 cup cooked rice (left over or freshly made)
1/4 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped spinach
1/2 cup rice flour(chawal ka atta)
1tsp ginger-green chili paste
1tsp sugar
salt to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl with 1/4 cup of water and mix well.
Divide the mixture into 20 balls
Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry till golden brown in color
Drain on a absorbent paper and serve ho.

Oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal cookies for cookie lover kids. Its very yummy, healthy and easy to make.

160 gm plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
120 gm butter
120 gm ghee
150 gm castor sugar
2 tablespoons of ginger juice
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon golden syrup (Golden syrup is kind of sugar syrup with thick texture. You can get it in NTUC, optional ingredient. )
220 gm quick cooking oats
80 gm mini choc chips
40 gm sesame seeds


- Sieve the first 3 ingredients together.
- Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.
- Mix ginger juice, bicarbonate of soda and golden syrup in a very small bowl, add it to beaten butter and sugar and then combine it well.
- Add in the rest of ingredients and combine well to form a soft dough.
- Now preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Shape into cherry sized balls and place on greased baking tray.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool it before storing in a container

Courtesy: Mums & Babies


  1. Wow!!! Awesome collection! Dont have much to add wrt recipes.

    But for more ideas,

    Stuffed Parathas
    For Picky eaters...try shape dosas!
    My mom would make alphabet dosas for my niece. It was a big hit with her!
    Mini Idlis. great finger food!
    Spagetti or Vermicilli - Kids love messing up with these long strands of food.

  2. Excellent sree...

    I am planning to try out these varities for my swanu... daily giving her routine will be boring for her... Awesome collection... Hats off ra..

  3. Superb recipes.. Can I try all of them fr my 8 months old baby.