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I receive a lot of recipes for babies containing spices, onions or salt. I believe that these things aren't neccessary for babies less than an year old but
I'll publish them nevertheless and let you decide what's best for your child.

Fish stew


  • 2 fish
  • 1 potato
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1 parwal (potol)
  • 1 small jhinga
  • a pinch of salt and pepper

First fry the fish with a little oil.Then add all the ingredients into pressure cooker. Add fish and 1/2 cup water...boil for 5 minutes..(hussel the cooker 5-7 times).

Very tasty .....

- debomili

Spud and Leek Soup Chicken Stock

3-4 big spuds an onion

2 leeks chicken stock

Peel spuds and boil. Don't allow to get too soft. Gently fry off onions then add all in a pot with a little oil. Add chicken stock and allow to stew away 20mins. You may want to add some spice pepper etc. and then blend. You can freeze; it's great, real easy and handy as you can add it to loads of dishes like chicken and rice carrots as a great sauce as my baby does not like dry foods

- anonymous

Daily Schedule

This is what i feed my 8 month old baby.

Dry: Ragi, Boiled rice, cracked wheat in shade and powder them and store for later use.

Breakfast: 1 tsp of above powder + water + little formula + jaggery or salt. Boil and serve warm

Lunch: Steam cauliflower, carrot, potato, and 1 palak leaves. Mash after steaming and feed with a pinch of salt.

Snack: Banana or apple

Dinner: Rice with yogurt

Strawberry is my kids favourite, but he developed food allergy. So please avoid this till the kid is 1 year old.
Continue feeding them milk throughout the day.

- esha

Chicken Vegetables

  • 1 chicken piece preferably with bone to add flavour to the food
  • two thumb-size potato diced
  • 1 finger size carrot
  • dice of onion
  • dash of ginger
  • dash of garlic
  • two to three pepper corns
  • dash of cinnamon
  • salt to taste

Boil water and add all the ingredients to it, when the veggies all tender and chicken fully cooked and oats to it to thicken the liquid.
Cook it on low flame for 15 minutes.
Take out the potato and carrot into a bowl and mash it, seperately cut chicken into fine pieces and it to potato carrot mash then add oats liquid to it. my son Rahav loves it. You can also add rice instead of oats or u can just give it as chicky/veggie stock to your little one.

- sarikadharmendar

Sweet & Sour

My Little Angel love this Sweet & Sour Recepie. (7 months)

2 tomatoes, 1/2 carrot, 1 garlic colve, a pinch of Asafoetida, a pinch of Cumin seeds, a pinch of turmeric powder, ghee 1 tsp (Butter), salt & suger as per taste.

First boil the tomatoes and carrots seperately so that you can pell out tomato's seeds after boiling. then make a puree of it. In a hot pan put ghee (butter) & on it put cumin seed, turmaric pawder, asafoetida, garlic mashed. then add puree on it and suger & salt. cook It not more then 10 mins.

Your baby will love this too :)

- gauri_churi

Various Purees

My daughter is seven months old she love fruits especially mango.

In vegetables she like cauliflower and broccoli. So i just boil cauliflower with carrots and then puree them.

Aso broccoli with small pieces of potato.

Also lentil soup is good for them.

Also keep in mind not to add salt or sugar in baby`s food..

- anonymous

Chicken-Potato Puree

My little 11 month old loves this recipe: I use
organic boneless skinless chicken breast.
A pat of butter
1/2 small onion quartered
one cube of Maggi chicken bouillon with tomato
1/4 cup of water
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper

Put chicken breast in small pot add pat o butter quartered onion and crumble chicken bouillon around chicken not directly on it.

Add water and bring to boil. turn down and simmer until chicken pricked with a fork is tender and soft.

Remove chicken from pot and this is purely optional you can discard onion and just puree chicken but my son is used to onion and doesn't mind it in the pureed mix.
i serve this with mashed potatoes and he can't get enough of it..

- golsangam

Asian Puree

Cook little bit of brown rice, two teaspoonful of tordal, two teaspoonful greengram dal, few pieces of peeled pumpkin, a baby carrot, few green peas, three leaves of spinach,a small baby onion, a wee bit (half a pinch) of black pepper powder, half a pinch of hing, a little bit salt, a teaspoon ghee or butter, half a pinch of turmeric powder, cook all this in pressure cooker till soft. Pour all in to a big sieve and puree. feed while it is warm.

- alvashobha

Food Schedule for 1 year old

My son is 1 year old, he loves all veggies. I try to give him beetroot in all his food, it makes the food little sweet.. and very full of protein.

Morning: sometimes I give him egg yolk with milk or poha with milk.
Afternoon: brown rice with some veggies and lentils
Mid afternoon: some milk
Evening around 6.00 some snack dalia cooked with ghee and all veggies
Night: chapayti with milk or rava with milk

- onlypooja01

Meals for Choosy Baby

My Little daughter Drishika (one year 4 month old) is very choosy and generally refused all foods. I started to add spices in her foods to make them really intresting.
I added colours i.e turmeric, black peper, green coriender powder, pulpy tomato extract to make her food colourfull and intresting.

She likes:
Roti/Bread with lentil+butter
Fish Fry+ Lemon sauce
Half Boiled Eggs+Bread/Steamed Rice
Mix veg cooked in lentils
Semolina with full creamy milk
A bannana /a day
I hope you can also try above for your loving child .....

- Drishika's Maa

Simple & Delicious

My baby girl's favorite: Just simply blend mango and yogurt together. Delicious!!!

- anonymous

Variation of Curd Rice

My 11 month old son loves this.

Overcook 3-4 tsps of broken rice, without adding salt to it.

Melt some clarified butter in an other pot..add some cumin seeds and let them sputter.

After draining the water from the rice add it to the butter and cumin seeds. fry it around for a little bit.

Remove from flame and add some cold, fresh, curd to it then grate about 1/2 or a 1/4 of a cucumber into it. mix thoroughly and serve immediately

Btw, i end up eating this myself and find it just yummy ;-)


- veradesai

Dal Rice

  • toordal 1 scoop
  • garlic 4 cloves
  • carrot 1/2
  • beans 1
  • potato 1/2
  • tomato 1/4
  • hing 1/8 spoon
  • pepper
  • cumin 1/2 spoon
  • rice 1/2 scoop
  • ghee 1 spoon

Put all the ingrediants in a pressure cooker.
add 2 -3 cups of water and leave it for 3-4 whistle.
Add ghee (clarified butter) and salt make into puree..with the help of mixer.... and feed... we can start this from 6 months:-)


Chicken-Veg Puree

This soup is very nutritous and healthy for your 6 months old.

1/2 Chicken breast, carrot, beans and 1 scoop of butter. Once the chicken is tender, dip 1 brown bread slice and make a puree.

By the way thanks for all your good suggestions.

- munira

2 Recipes for 14-Month-Old

Porridge With Fruits And Veg
Take raw wheat porridge boil it or if it's very hard to cook, you can cook it in the pressure cooker. When it becomes soft, add grated carrots,cauliflower or potatos and cook until it becomes soft. It will become a nice puree. You can also add grated apple in the cooked porridge and cook it for 5 min if your baby can't chew yet.

Chicken Pulao/ Chicken Rice
Take few pieces of chicken and add in three cups of water. Add a few pieces of onion and little garlic paste and a pinch of salt.You can also add a pinch of garam masala powder if your baby like spices. When chicken gets tender add rice in it and cook it in chicken stock. Let the rice be mashed properly on heat or you can blend them later on and also blend chicken pieces throwing the bones out.

- Ummara Faysal, Pakistan

Feeding A Toddler

I started weaning fairly early, just a couple of weeks after my little man was 4 months old.

We started him on baby rice, then moved onto vegetables. I actually found it easier to cook up a few types of veg in advance - a large pan of broccoli, another of butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, sweet potato and so on. I then pureed them individually and put them in ice cube trays. Once frozen I popped each veg separately in it's own freezer bag with contents and date written on the bags. Once it came to dinner time, I could pick and choose which veg I was going to give him that day and mix the flavours as and when. This also helped with monitoring how much he was eating.. 3 ice-cubes, 4 or 5 etc. I did the same with fruit: apple, pear etc. and mixed them with a little natural yoghurt for pudding.

I have found this so convenient..

Even when you plan a day out. Put into a pot before going out and warm in a jug of hot water. Eventually I will start with meat.. Ha ha but at the moment I'm having fun with the whole selection of fruit and veg available.

- Mawinrow

I started doing this since my baby turned 7 months old

In a pan add water, peel a potato, and boil it until it gets soft.

Take the potato out of the pan, place it on a plate and mash it with the back of the fork until it gets really puree.

In the water where the potato boiled, add 3 scoops of organic brown rice for babies and 1 teaspoon of butter, mix it well, add 1 jar carrots, 2 jar chicken, 1/2 jar green beans, 1 jar squash, mix everything well until creamy.

Add the mashed puree pottaoe to the mix.

Mix everything all together until it gets creamy and yummie. When finished, I wash all the jars and place the food I just made and put in on the fridge. In one meal your baby will get everything, all veggies and meats....

- anonymous

10-Months-Old Absolutely Loves These!

My little girl is 10 months old. About 1 month ago she went off mashed and pureed foods and refuses to be spoon fed. After much experimenting, I found these few that she absolutely loves, and just picks up the pieces herself.


2 Large Potatoes, 1 onion, 2 Carrots, 1 low salt stock cube, water.

Dice everything very small, place all ingredients in a pan and cook until tender, makes enough to freeze extra portions or have some yourself.


Cook piece of Salmon in foil in oven (check very carefully for bones once cooked) steam diced carots, broccoli and cauliflower and serve with diced, boiled potatoes.


Cook Potatoe and mash, add grated cheese, mixed herbs and mix. Add plain flour until firm but still sticky. Roll into patties on floured surface and lightly fry in butter or spray oil till golden brown. (can add mixed veg as extra)


Chicken thighs, carrots, celery, potato, onion, dried rosemary and dried thyme. Place all in slow cooker (or crock pot) with low salt vegetable stock and cook until everything tender, at least hour and half in oven or 7 hours on low in slow cooker.


Same as above but brown sausages first, leave out the mixed herbs but add instead: 2 tsp wholegrain mustard, half a tin of beans

- louiseoliver

Meatballs & Smoothies

My 12 month old daughter LOVES meatballs. Here is a link to a recipe that she, my husband and I all adore ...

Also, since she was 7 months I have made her smoothies (always a hit) and mixed it with Iron fortified cereal... In a blender add Plain, organic yogurt (1/2 cup maybe) Juice- just enough to make it blend (I use OJ, but Cranberry, grape, apple or carrot is also delicious) Any kind of fruit. Her favorites are berries, banana and pears, but try peeled kiwi, mango, peaches, nectarines. (I use frozen fruit when I can) One-two Ice cubes just to thicken it. Add a TBS of wheatgerm for extra nutrition. Blend then add to baby cereal or just serve in a cup if your child is using one. The quantities are approximate. Play around with it. It usually makes enough to keep in the fridge for the next day. Or if you are hungry drink it yourself! I do!

- kiely.alicia

My 1 Year Old Daughter Loves This Recipe :-)

In a cooker, add 1 tsp butter (in India we call it ghee), add a pinch of hing (asofietida), a pinch of pepper powder, little onion, 1 tsp of tomatoes, fry all this well and then add rice, lentils and water. Cook till nice and soft. For variation I add a piece of chicken, and instead of carrots, different vegetables on different days.

- Loreen

Easy Peasy Plantain Veggie Fruit Mash

This makes for a great breakfast food if your little one is still eating pureed food.


  • 1/2 ripe plantain
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 avocado


Peel and deseed plantain. Chop into smaller sizes. Clean carrots and chop to size as well. Bring a cup of water to a boil add carrot and plantain and one egg (seperate egg after boiling). Cook untill soft and puree in a blender. Add avocado during puree (you can mash with a fork if baby is a little older). Stir in baby's formula to a desired consistency (yogurt if doctor has okayed it). Serve warm.

- Renna Peprah. Ghana/West Africa. I must say your site has sorted me out a great deal. I've bookmarked it and not a single day goes by without my coming to seek inspiration ;-). I'm in love, simply put. A billion thanks to all the mothers as well! God bless you all and your little ones! Kisses and Hugs all the way from Africa to your little ones!

Veggie Mush

Green lentils and rice cooked until soft and mushy, served with yogurt,spinach,mash potatoes or mill.

- anonymous

Several Baby Food Recipes

  1. Boil green beans, baby carror and potatoes or sweet potato and then puree with a little butter
  2. Boil Broccoli, baby carror and potatoes then puree with a little butter
  3. Boil spinach and potatoes then puree with a little butter
  4. Boil butter squash with milk then puree with a little butter
  5. Boil ricem green peas, carror, small peice of chicken and then puree with a little butter
  6. Rice with lentils then puree with a little butter.


  1. Small yellow banaas, remove the black seeds from the middle, then puree or mash with spoon
  2. Avocado with banana, remove black seeds then puree
  3. Slightly boil apple, remove skin then puree
  4. Banana, remove seed, add peach then puree with a little milk
  5. Fresh orange juice with little water in the morning or late afternoon till baby is one year old
  6. Very fine semolina (rava/sooji) boiled in milk with little sugar and butter or little cheese till it thickens.

The milk I use for the food is mothers milk, not any other milk until the doctor advises otherwise.

- Delfi Ben


I would like to say thank you for all the nice mothers who participated in this site. We really benefit. thank you again.

- Soumaya


For my seven months old Siddhant I make steam fish (boneless ) with little butter and lemon juice or fresh fish soup with carrot peeled tomato and potato and strain it in seive. He simply loves it. But be careful with the bones.Oh I love cookin for him...

- Siddhu's Mama

Chocolate and Yogurt

Crush one banana and then add low fat yoghurt. mix well and mix melted chocolate together.

- anonymous

My baby loves this soup!

First cut carrots, potato, and celery in tiny pieces, put a pot with 1 cup of water on stove and add all this some corn ( it's great). And add some Knorr Zuisa and Knorr Tomate ( you can buy this in the hispanic or latin isle at your grocery store ). Let it boil until evereything is nice and soft. Don't add any salt because the Knorr zuisa is salty.
Make this soup to your baby and they will love it!

- anonymous

I say NO to commercial baby food in supermarket...

...although producers claim it is natural, with no preservatives, no additives but logically how it can last for years? Of course there are preservatives.

My 6 months darling son will eat whatever I cook...he even asks for more..his food I blend with love.....fresh, natural & organic..Below are his menu

Monday & Saturday
Breakfast: Oats + banana
Lunch: Brown rice + carrot
Dinner: Brown Rice + sweet potato

Tuesday +Sunday
Oats + apple
Brown rice + brocolli + raisins
Brown rice + pumpkin

Oats + pear
Brown rice + green beans + raisin
Brown rice + brocolli

Oats + raisin
Brown rice + pumpkin
Brown rice + green beans + raisin

Oats + avocado
Brown rice + sweet potato
Brown rice + carrot

- agnes kanyan, Malaysia


I have a suggestion for Agnes Kanyan from Malasia that even if you give baby homemade breakfast every morning, feeding the baby OATS (no matter what healthy fruit they are combined with) everyday can give the baby consipation; since oats are hard to digest if consumed that regularly even for adults let alone for babies.

- myfolsom

Chicken-Veg Oats

My daughter is a one year old. I cook a chicken drumstick in one and a half cups of water with spinach and brocolli. When there is half a cup of water left in the pan I add a pinch of salt and quaker oats and cook to make a thick gravy. Once it becomes thick I blend it into a soup. My daughter likes it a lot!

- urfa naseem

Egg Noodles

Cook 2-minute noodles. Throw out the water, add spoon full of butter/margarine and one egg, stir until egg is cooked. My child (10 months) loves this!

- olive

Vegetable and Leaf

After 6 months this is the first meal of my child. Always use one vegetable and one leaf. You can alternate every week a diferent veggie and a different leaf; in this recipe I used one carrot, 2 lettuce leaves and a small peace of onion, a little bit of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of corn or sunflower oil, purified water. Wash the carrot and lettuce very well. Put water to boil, then add all ingredients, cook until the carrot if soft, use a blender or strainer to make the vegetables mix into a paste, be careful not to leave any chunk. My son now is 12, he never gave me any problem to eat vegetables and I have another one he will be 6 months next month and this will be the begining too.

- vigomes

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.

- anonymous

Bajre Ki Raab

This is a very healthy recepie, good for morning breakfast. I am giving this to my child from 6mths till now, 2 years old.


  • 1 tbsp Bajra (black milliet) flour
  • 1/2 tbsp jaggery
  • 1 tbsp pure ghee
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp ajma (optional)
  • 1/2 cup milk (optional)


  • Heat Ghee in small kadhai. When it is heated add ajma first and then bajra flour. Keep continuously stiring it so that no lumps are formed.
  • Once the flour changes colour, add jaggery and let it melt. As soon as the jaggery starts melting, immediately add water. Keep Stirring.
  • Give a boil to the mixture. Once it is boiled you can serve it after it becomes warm or alternatively add little cold milk(boiled and then cooled) to the hot mixture and serve your child.

- Anisha

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

- anonymous

Mixed Vegetables

Give in all veggies you like ... carrot, beet (pre boiled and water discarded), potato, cabbage, cauliflower (only if baby isn't gassy), peas, beans, pumpkin.

Take few pieces of onion and tomato and half or 1 pod of garlic.

Saute a bit with oil.

Put in a wee amount of roasted jeera powder and hing ..

Put in rest of veggies and saute wthout putting extra oil.

put in water.

add turmeric and let it simmer.

lastly add little salt ...and check if it is soft (or else you can pressure cook it for 5 to 10 minutes)

now keep this in handy ...and add your choice of rice..or millet ..or dal ..or chicken or egg yellow and a meal will be ready ..( pls do not forget to mash all properly).

I make this suffiecient for around 3 days and put in small containers ..label and freeze them next few days. You just have to make the accompaniments ...I keep this for lunch ..

- anonymous

Apple porridge

This Porridge is 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
  • 1 tsp ghee or unsalted butter

Heat the butter in a pressure cooker and saute the oats for 2 minutes. Add milk and 1/2 cup water and pressure 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.

- anonymous

Sweet Potato Kheer

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.... :)

- anonymous

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.

- anonymous

Fish and Vegetables

I got this recipe from one of my baby books. Its seems tasty.

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 steaming gives good flavor and retains nutrients.

- anonymous

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, you could strain water if extra and puree.
It's a sweet tasting dish. Must be good for constipation due to raisins.
You can use 1/2 pear and apple juice for a taste change.

- anonymous

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.

- anonymous

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 and 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 and salt. Heat ghee in a pan and add sabudana mix. Stir well, leave it for 10 mins on low flame.

- anonymous

Makhane ki kheer

This is what I learnt this time during my India trip.

- 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

- anonymous

Kanji Mix


  • Fried Gram - 3 Cups
  • Boiled Rice - 1 Cup
  • Wheat - 1 Cup
  • Raagi / ragi - 1 Cup
  • Sabudhana - 1/2 Cup
  • Cashew Nuts - 15- 20
  • Badam - 15- 20

Dry Roast All The Above Seperately In A Kadai Till U Get The Smell . Let It Cool Down To Room Temp And Grind It Ito Fine Powder( Or Use Mixie And Seive It ) U Can Store This Powder For 2 - 3 Months Also

Sweet Kanji

Take 1 Spoon Of This Powder And Add 1 - Cup Of Boiled And Cooled Water To It. Dissolve It Without Sny Lumps . Keep This On The Stove And Stir Continusly Till U Get A Shining Coat On Top it Will Become Pasty Add Sugar And Milk To It . Cool To Room Temp And Feed Ur Baby

Salt Kanji

Do The Same Procedure Instead Of Sugar And Milk U Can Add Salt And Curds And Feed Ur Baby.U Can Make The Consistancy Thick And Feed The Baby In A Spoon (Will Last For 3 - 4 Hrs) Or Add More Milk And Put It In A Feeder (Will Last For 2- 3 Hrs) When The Baby Is > 1 Yr U Can Start Adding Grouind Nutsgreen Gram Etc.. To The Mix.

- anonymous

Ragi Kanji(milk)  Nachni porridge


  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 tsp Ragi flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • a pinch elaichi powder(optional)

Take 2 tsp ragi flour in a bowl with 1/2 cup water.mix it well.
Boil it and that paste becomes thick. Add sugar while boiling itself.
Stir continuously to avoid lumps.
Add milk and boil for a minute. Add elachi powder.
Mix well.Ragi Kanji is ready for breakfast.

Note: wash and soak Ragi for sometime and drain it. No water content should be there. Tie it in a muslin cloth for more than 10 hours to form sprouts. After its completely dried grind it. If you don't want to add sukku you can avoid. Can replace sugar with dates syrup.

For babies: wash and soak ragi and grind it and take out the milk from it. Dry that milk in sunlight.Keep it for 2-3 days in sunlight. That has to be given for babies from 7th month.

- anonymous

2-1/2 Year Son Loves Halwas (Indian Sweetdish)

I will prepare halwas from various vegetables. For example you can use carrot, beet root, pumpkin, radish etc., first peal the outer skin and mince the carrots. Take a kadai, add some ghee and put all the minced carrots cook for some time and add little bit of milk and add sugar. Cook for some time. Put elachi , cashew nuts, dry grapes if required.

Likewise you can use any kind of vegetables for making halwas which your kid doesn't like.

- Anonymous

Avocado-Pear Rice

I mix avocado with baby rice and pear that's my 7 and a half month old baby's favorite

From: Tulay Akbulut

Roast Vegetables

My little seven month old loves her roast vegetables. So one thing I do is I whack a whole pile of vegetables in a roast pan and marinate them with a little bit of olive oil. I include carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, sweet potato (peeled), butternut squash/pumpkin peeled, zucchini and parsnip. I cook all of these in the roast pan with the lid on until they are cooked through and soft. Then I pick and choose which ones to puree together. Broccoli, zucchini and parsnip or carrot, potato, and cauliflower, or sweet potato, zucchini, and parsnip. The great thing is, by cooking these vegetables like this, they caramelize the natural sugars in the vegetables making them sweeter and my little one loves them! If you're really lazy, they puree beautifully all together.

Her other favourite recipe is done in a pot:

Fry half an onion with a bit of olive oil Add one large carrot diced and two potatoes peeled and diced.

Then you add about a cup of frozen sweet corn and a cup of frozen baby peas.

Add water- just enough to cover the vegetables and no more. Boil until the vegetables are nice and soft.

Puree in a blender until desired consistency is achieved.

Another tip- I use baby food jars to store all my cooked baby food in. They are cheaper than anything you buy at the shops and they can be microwaved without the danger of those plastics getting into their food.

Love the site too! I'm looking forward to trying the creamy tomato recipe.

From: Janice McLean

My baby is seven and half months old and she loves Rice with all the good veggies

cut in cubes:

1/4 carrots
1/4 squash
1/2 potato
4 green beans
some cauliflower.

Wash 1 tbsp of brown rice and add the above to the same pan.

Add 1 or 1 1/2 glass water, a little unsalted butter and cook until everything tender. I keep the lid on till it cooks.

She loves this meal and its so nutritious..

But she doesn't like fruits..:(  Can anyone suggest yummy yummy fruit recipes...

Btw I love this site and Andres is so cute. you've done a great job :)

From: aaliea

Ty loves loves fresh fruit

I blend half a mango, half a pear, few red grapes and some strawberries he loved it! you can freeze it and also add some natural yogurt for a delicious dessert!

From: keeleylee

My Little One Loves Chicken and Rice Delight

Firstly I fry a chicken breast in olive oil, I then put water in until it is thoroughly cooked I then add 4 sticks of fresh baby sweet corn, half an average onion, quarter of red pepper, 5 mushrooms and fry until ready do not add extra oil just water if needed, once cooked I place in bowl with 1 adult portion of boiled rice, desert spoon of unsalted butter, I then mash and then blend. This should do about 4-6 portions depending on how old your baby is, put into pots and freeze! My baby Ty loves it! Just a tip when serving add some milk to make it more creamy, I've tasted it and it's yummy! I also make it with tuna as well! great source of protein and vitamins.

From: keeleylee

My baby's favourite first weaning foods are very simple, fuss free and includes the following:


Mashed avocado with baby's usual milk plus baby cereal (this is her personal favorite and avocado is the most nutritious fruit you can feed babies with!)

Egg Yolk

Hard boiled Egg yolk mashed with baby's usual milk plus steamed pureed carrots or any steamed pureed vegetables (again, eggs are wonderful all round food for nutritious and natural food made fresh for your baby). Make sure the egg is thoroughly cooked and the yolk is hard as uncooked eggs are dangerous and babies can get food poisoning from them. Also, avoid giving babies less than 9 months egg whites as they are more likely to be allergic to them at that age.

From: C Kirk

Vegetable Pulav

(Siddharth's favorite meal at 1 year)

Wash peel and slice your baby's favorite vegetables like Carrots, Cauliflower, Peas, Beans, Okra into small pieces and cook them until tender.

Separately fry 1 clove, cinnamon, bay leaf in 2 tsp ghee with finely chopped onions until golden.

Cook Brown Basmati Rice or your child's favorite rice.

Mix all the ingredients together. Sprinkle very little Nutritional Yeast or wheat germ to give a little extra boost.

Serve with yogurt (mixed with tomato) or plain.

Yummy for babies, toddlers and adults as well!

From: esiyer

Rice and Lentils

My 11 months old Asad loves to have rice and lentils. Rice is a good source of carbohydrates and lentils are full of proteins. Soak the rice pink and yellow lentil together for a while then put enough water (as I don't have a pressure cooker) when these come to a boil add half a tomato small onion chopped some corns of black pepper and table spoon full of butter. When the water dries take the pepper corns out and mash the rest of them.

My son is eczemic so i would love to have recipes that help control eczema if somebody would be generous enough to share their recipes with me I would be very grateful. Thanks Nusrat

From: Nusrat Ferozali

I Like to Make Sauces..

.. that can be used with either mash, rice or pasta. Two examples:

Tin chopped tomatoes, one cougette (chopped up tiny), tomato puree, garlic, onions, basil and a pinch of sugar (just cuts through the tomatoes but negligible amount re:teeth etc. All amounts to taste, really and I sometimes add oregano and have even tried adding chilli flakes for extra interest.

When making a chunky, nutritious soup e.g. fish chowder, puree a portion to use as a sauce for the baby

I make up cubes of sauces in the freezer and use them to mix with whatever's going for the rest of the family at tea time. Often, I add a little cooked chicken or ham and perhaps a few peas or some corn. Very adaptable and my baby loves it!

From: Karen Seddon

Beef Stew

My little boy loves beef stew.

Cook Onions and Beef.

Then for the gravy: Water, Tomato Puree, Garlic Puree, Worcester Sauce.

Then add Parsnips, loads of carrots, mushrooms, sometimes some sweed.

I thought this could upset his tummy a little at first but it didn't, it kept him nice and regular!!

He also loves water with a squeeze of orange, this way he has no other rubbish in the food but gets the fluids inside him.

From: Ashley, Patsy and Mr T (Baby Thomas) 9 1/2 months

My baby loves this, his first time homemade meal

1/2 cup Brown Rice

1/4 cup Carrot

1/4 cup Minced Chicken meat

1/4 cup Soya Cake

+/- 1 liter water

Boil until smooth. Add water if not smooth enough.

Blend it in food processor or blender.

Serve or freeze.

From: desty

Turkey Stew for Babies

(I started making this stew after I had tried the vegetables individually and wanted to start adding meats, so I already knew there wasn't any problems with allergies)

1/2 pound Turkey breast (skinless, boneless, fat removed) Cut into tiny cubes. Put in large pot and cover with water. Cook on medium heat.

Add to pot:

1 large sweet potato (or yam), peeled and coarsely chopped

3 large carrots peeled and coarsely chopped

1 medium squash (deseeded and peeled)

Cook until all the vegetables are soft enough to squish easily with a fork.

Cool slightly, and then using a hand-blender puree stew in small batches so that there are no lumps. I found the turkey pureed easily.

Additionally, 1 cup frozen green peas could be added when the turkey is first put in the pot, as they are harder to puree. But make sure that your baby is old enough before using them.

From: janiceb

Yummy creamy tomato chicken with pasta!

Peel 2 tomatoes by placing in boiling water for a few minutes to loosen skin. Then chop. Chop up a few spinach leaves and half an onion.

Melt some unsalted butter in a saucepan, add some sliced chicken breast and cook through.

Add in all the veg and cook for about 2 or 3 mins.

Add 1 heaped tablespoon of plain flour and stir well.

Add in about 1 cup of whole milk and stir thoroughly, if the sauce is a bit thick just add some more milk.

In a separate pot, cook some whole-wheat pasta, do not add salt!!!! Cook until really soft and then add to the chicken and sauce.

Puree to the desired consistency. This makes about 5 portions and can be frozen. If you make double the amount there is some left over for mummy and daddy's dinner too!

From: fionagavin

Nana Yaa's favourite...

Wash and chop your potatoes into cubes. Boil the chopped potatoes.

Add powered herrings, fresh tomatoes, green beans/peas and carrots.

Add two teaspoons of butter and allow it to soften and blend to paste.

My baby loves this. Nana Yaa is 10 months old.

From: williesbrako

Mash with Sausages

Try This, my little boy loves it. You need half a potato, some spaghetti and one sausage. Boil potato till ready to mash and add a little bit of milk and butter to make it smooth. Then cut up your sausages into the most tiniest pieces and add spaghetti and sausage to the mash and mix together.

My son is 7 months old, has only just started lumpy foods and he loves it.

From: sxc_biatch_100

My Daughter Loves Pumpkin and Apple Puree

You just have to boil or steam the chopped pumpkin and apple and when they are soft, blend or mash them together. Hmmm.....yummy. You should try it!

From: Shanthi

My 7-Month-Old Baby Loves...

1) Baby Rice with pear and banana

2) Rice with corn, carrot, pumpkin and chicken

3) Rice with potato, carrot, apples and chicken

4) Rice with potato, carrot, peas and chicken

Boil no. 2, 3 and 4 in pressure cooker till soft.

From: Anonymous

Chicken-Veg Mash

I like to fry a piece of chicken (or any meat for that matter) in a tablespoonful of butter, add 2 tablespoons of rice, a small potato, a small carrot and boil it all in water. Everything is cooked together, I put in approximately 4 mugs of water as I don't have a pressure cooker and I have to make sure the food is thoroughly cooked. Since my baby's 10 months old now I don't have to puree it anymore, just mash it with the back of the feeding spoon. She just loves it like anything. I enjoy making baby's food myself and thoroughly loved your site. Its fantastic!

From: Suniha Khan

On a hot day my baby Jack loves this

Peachy Rice with Goat cheese

Cooked and pureed peaches

Brown rice slightly pureed

Mix together cooled peaches and brown rice with goat cheese on the side (at room temperature).

From: Kathy & baby Jack (10 months)

Babies don't usually like much vegetables, they prefer fruit. At least mine does!

So what I do is, I try and put more sweet vegetable in a puree.

For example. Zucchini ( not so sweet )
peas or carrots or both ( sweet )
corn ( sweet )
Also slip in a meat of your choice for extra protein.

I think the corn usually does the trick!

As for the fruit, she loves pureed apples, bananas and squeezed oranges. She also loves pureed pears and cream cheese ( e.g.: The Laughing cow )

From: Sharon and baby Mattea (8 months), Malta

My Daughter's favourite is Butternut Squash and Chicken

I first saut some Onion in Olive oil and then add the chicken (or you can cook chicken separate if preferred) then add some water and add the chopped butternut squash.

Steam everything together and then puree with a hand blender.

Great website by the way - wish I had seen this before I started weaning - would have been a great help!

From: Lina Farr & Talia (10 months)

I have tried butternut squash...

and parsnips together and this was really nice.

Also butternut squash and peaches - just to give it a nice, sweeter taste (not too many peaches - one and a half for a butternut).

From: ydeliabober

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