1. Fruit Phirni
8 Months Baby Food Recipes
NOTE: MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON’T INTRODUCE 2 NEW FOODS TO YOUR BABY ON THE SAME DAY. ALWAYS MAINTAIN A GAP OF 2-3 DAYS.
Coriander and Chickpea(chole) Puree in Olive Oil
1. ½ an onion
2. 2 cups chickpeas
3. ½ a tomato
4. 1 stick coriander
5. 1 tbsp olive oil
1. Make sure you soak the chickpeas overnight.
2. Next day, heat olive oil in a pan.
3. Finely chop and sauté the onion until soft and translucent.
4. Add the tomatoes and stir.
5. Add the chickpeas along with water and allow it to boil (around 15-20 minutes).
6. Once the chickpeas turn soft, chop the coriander and add.
7. Allow to cook for a minute and turn off the flame.
8. Blend this in a blender to a smooth thick consistency (like a mash).
9. Feed this healthy puree to your baby.
Note: You can convert this into a soup by adding more water while blending.
Wheat Banana Dosa
1. 1 Banana
2. 1 Cup Wheat Flour
4. Oil for cooking
1. Blend the bananas in a blender until you get a smooth puree.
Mini Apple Pancakes
1. 1 cup all purpose flour (maida) – If you don’t want to use maida, you can substitute it with wheat flour
2. Apple Puree (See Baby’s First Apple Puree – 5 months)
3. 1 tbsp baking powder
4. A pinch of salt
6. Oil for cooking
1. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt.
2. In another bowl, mix the puree, little oil and water.
3. Now mix the flour mixture to this and whisk until it forms a smooth pancake batter.
4. Allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
5. Take a non-stick pan and heat oil.
6. Use a ladle and pour the batter in the pan.
7. Cook on both sides.
8. You can melt a small dollop of butter in the pancake before serving it to you child.
Suji and Mixed Vegetable Khichidi
1. 1 cup Sooji Rava
2. ½ an Onion
3. ½ a Tomato
4. ½ a tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
5. A pinch of turmeric powder
6. 1 small cup of mixed boiled vegetables (diced carrot, peas, diced potato)
7. 1 tbsp Ghee
1. Take a pan and heat ghee. Lightly sauté the suji rava until it turns light brown and keep it aside.
Carrot Rice with Green Bean Puree
1. 1 cup finely grated carrot
2. 1 Onion (finely chopped)
3. 1 cup cooked rice (Cook it until soft enough for your baby to eat)
4. 2 tbsp oil/ghee
5. A pinch of cumin (jeera) powder
6. A pinch of coriander seed (dhaniya) powder
7. 5 curry leaves
1. Take a pan and heat some oil.
1. 3 tbsp baby formula
2. 1 tbsp rice flour
3. 1 tbsp grated jaggery
4. 3 tbsp Mango puree / Sapota (Chickoo) puree / Banana puree
1. Mix the formula and rice powder.
2. Take a small bowl of water and bring to a boil on the stove.
3. Add the powder mixture and keep stirring to form a smooth paste. Make sure that there are no lumps. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the mixture thickens.
4. Add the jaggery to this and mix well until it is dissolved completely.
5. If required, add more water (Do not add too much).
6. Take it off the stove and allow it to cool.
7. Once cooled, add the fruit puree and mix well.
8. You can serve this yummy and healthy fruit phirni to your baby.
Super Quick Pumpkin and Potato Mash with Rice
1. 1 cup diced pumpkin
2. 1 cup diced potato
3. 1 pod of garlic
4. 1 cup rice
1. Take a bowl/ deep dish with water.
2. Add the pumpkin, potato, garlic and rice and bring it to a boil.
3. If you want to cook it faster you can do so by using a pressure cooker and cooking until 3 whistles.
4. Once the vegetables and rice are cooked, mash all together using a masher.
5. Do not use a blender since your baby is old enough to enjoy and digest mashed food.
6. Once cooled, serve it to your baby in a colourful bowl.
Idli is a highly nutritious meal for a baby. It is cooked using fermented dal and rawa which contains high amount of protein, calcium and carbohydrates. All of this is needed by the growing body of your child.
1. Urad Dal
2. Idli rawa
1. Take one portion of urad dal and two portions of idli rawa in separate vessels. Soak them overnight.
2. Blend the dal in the mixer. Drain excess water from the rawa and squeeze out the water from rawa by pressing with your both hands, and, mix it with the dal. Add in some water if the batter is thick.
3. Let it ferment for another 6 hours to 12 hours depending on the weather. 6 hours fermentation is suggested for hot weather, for colder weather the longer it is left the better it is. Add in salt (preferably uniodized) if you live in colder countries. Else, just leave the batter to ferment.
4. Once the batter is ready, then grease your idli mould and pour in the idli batter into it. Make sure there is enough water to create steam for 10 minutes. You may use idli cooker or steamer for it.
5. You can serve this to your baby by itself or with sambhar or coconut chutney which is homemade.