Baby recipes

How to introduce Milk Roti/Chapatti to babies | Roti Porridge for 1 year old baby

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Is your baby already 1 year old? How quickly time flies! It feels like it was just yesterday you were struggling with all the baby food as well
as feeding your baby milk staying up at nights.

It has been quite a tedious job ha … so now since your baby is one year old now , your baby can join you for a family meal.When it comes to meal , roti and rice is the most important part of a regular meal in our Indian family.
So lets start with roti/Chapatti slowly and steady first with milk , then with dal and later on with veggies , curries or meat.

So how to begin roti for your baby. Here is a simple recipe to start with.
Check out the video for the detail step by step procedure.

 

Ingredients

1 small size roti
pinch of sugar(optional)
3/4 cup milk or as required (breast milk or baby formula).

Directions || How to introduce milk roti to babies.

Chapatti/roti with milk:

1. Boil about 1 cup of milk.
2. Add a pinch of sugar to sweeten the milk as babies love sweetened food.
3. Now make small pieces of chapatti /roti and dip them inside the sweet milk.
4. Leave it for half an hour so that it softens completely.
5. Grind it in a mixer to form a smooth paste.
6. Feed these roti porridge to your child.

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Baby Food : Breakfast Idli recipe | Vegetable Idlis |Carrot Idlis | Banana Idlis | 8+ months baby

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The versatile Idli recipe can take on many avatars. Today I am sharing with you 4 unique Stuffed Idli recipes.
These can be served to your 8+ months babies or even to your toddler as well as your kids. These idli recipes are ideal for breakfast ,
kids lunch box or as evening snack for children as it has a good combination of carbohydrates and protein.

Benefits of Idli to babies

The fermentation process increases the bio availability of proteins and enhances the vitamin B content of the food.
As it is steamed, fat content is low and it is easily digestible.
Use of dal and rice in idli is a good combination as the amino acids in them complement each other.
Idli is nutritious as it is a rich source of carbohydrates, fibres and proteins.

Potato Idli is a wholesome baby food, which provides energy as well as other nutrients to baby’s growing body.
This idli is also easy to digest and can be given to baby once he/she turns 8 months old.

Carrot Idli features colorful grated carrot which adds more fiber whereas rice makes a good combination of
carbohydrates and proteins in good amount for keeping you baby bouncing with health and energy all the day through.

The sweet yellow banana, is a highly nutritious fruit rich in proteins. It can now be added to idli batter to make hot banana idlis.
It is best to eat this yummy sweet treat with a little milk.

Green peas and corn idlis enhance the protein content of the idli.
These idli was very soft and had a melt in mouth texture. The mild sweetness of peas was an interesting addition to the flavour.
Also the light green coloured idlis were really beautiful to look at.

Potato Idli

Ingredients

1 cup rice/rava idli batter
ghee for greasing

For stuffing

1 small boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
salt to taste

For Serving

Sambhar or any chutney

Directions || How to make stuffed potato idlis

Mash the potato well and add salt and mix it well.
Grease the idli plates with a little ghee
Pour approx. 2 tbsp of the idli batter in each mould and put 1 tbsp of the mashed potato in each mould and spread it lightly.
Steam in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
If using microwave idli maker , microwave idlis for 2 and a half minutes only.
Allow the idlis to cool slightly and demould them.
Serve hot with sambhar, coconut chutney or tomato chutney.

Carrot Idli

Ingredients

1 cup rice/rava idli batter
ghee for greasing

For stuffing

1 small grated carrot

For Serving

Sambhar or any chutney

Directions || How to make stuffed carrot idlis

Grease the idli plates with a little ghee
Pour approx. 1 tbsp of the idli batter in each mould and put 1 tbsp of the grated carrot in each mould and spread it lightly.
Pour 1 tbsp of idli batter over it.
Steam in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
If using microwave idli maker , microwave idlis for 2 and a half minutes only.
Allow the idlis to cool slightly and demould them.
Serve hot with sambhar, coconut chutney or tomato chutney.

 

Banana Idli

INGREDIENTS

1 cup rice/rava idli batter
ghee for greasing

For stuffing

1 small yellow banana

For Serving

Milk or ghee

Directions || How to make stuffed banana idlis

Peel the bananas and make the puree ( discard the peel)

Grease the idli plates with a little ghee
Pour approx. 1 tbsp of the idli batter in each mould and put 1 tbsp of the banana puree in each mould and spread it lightly.
Pour 1 tbsp of idli batter over it.
Steam in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
If using microwave idli maker , microwave idlis for 2 and a half minutes only.
Allow the idlis to cool slightly and demould them.
Transfer the Banana Idlis on to a plate and serve these idlis to you babies with milk.

Green peas and corn idlis

INGREDIENTS

1 cup rice/rava idli batter
ghee for greasing

For stuffing

1/4 cup boiled green peas
1/4 cup boiled sweet corn.
1/2 tsp salt

For Serving

Sambhar or any chutney

Directions || How to make stuffed peas and corn idlis

Grind the peas and salt to a coarse paste.
Grease the idli plates with a little ghee.
Add the idli batter to coarsely ground peas corn mixture and salt to taste. Mix well.
Pour approx. 2 tbsp of the idli batter mixture in each mould.
Steam in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the idlis are cooked.
If using microwave idli maker , microwave idlis for 2 and a half minutes only.
Allow the idlis to cool slightly and demould them.
Serve hot with sambhar, coconut chutney or tomato chutney.

How to give eggs to baby| 4 Egg recipes for babies | 9 + months baby recipes

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Eggs are a perfect single-ingredient food. It is an excellent source of iron which contains protein,easy to prepare,
they are a convenient and healthy source of fat, and other nutrients such as biotin which are important for growth
and a healthy body. Eggs are a top source of protein for children and are easy to make and serve.

Changes in Introducing Allergenic Foods like Eggs to Babies

Recommendations for introducing eggs to baby are changing! A 2008
and many studies done after, indicated that waiting to introduce eggs to your baby
may not prevent any atopic (i.e. eczema) disease(s).
Many are now suggesting that babies may be introduced to whole eggs
from the start (for those with no known history of food allergies and/or egg allergies).

 

Parent can introduce eggs in their baby’s diet at around 8 month . You can either start with puree
or mash one hard-boiled or scrambled egg and serve it to your baby. Ensure you cook the egg well to kill
any harmful bacteria.
For a more liquid consistency, add breast milk or water. Around 9 months plua, scrambled egg pieces
are a fantastic finger food. It’s fast and easy breakfast not even for babies but for all ages 🙂

4 best recipes to cook Eggs and Egg Yolks

Mashed Egg Yolk

Ingredients

1 large egg
1 Tsp breast milk or formula

Directions to prepare Mashed Egg yolk

Boil an egg in a water till its cooked well.
Take out the egg and cool it.
Peel the shell off and separate white egg from an yolk.
Discard the white part and mash the yellow egg yolk well.
Add tiny bit or around 1 tsp breast milk or formula to the mash yolk and mix well.
Serve it to your baby,

Mini Egg Omelette

Ingredient

1 large egg
1 Tsp breast milk or formula
1/2 tsp pepper powder
Butter

Directions to prepared Mini egg omelette

Break an egg and separate the yolk from the white.
Add a little of baby’s milk(breast milk or formula) to this and beat using a fork.
You may also put a little pepper to it if your baby likes.
Heat a little butter in a frying pan.
Gently pour the hin layer of egg mixture egg into the pan.
Cook for a couple of minutes on a medium heat. Flip it over and cook for an other minute on the other side until completely set and slightly brown.
Allow to cool slightly, you can cut it into small finger size pieces and serve it to your baby.

Scrambled Egg

Ingredients

1  large egg
1 Tsp breast milk or formula
1/2 tsp pepper powder
Butter

Directions to prepared Scrambled Egg

Break an egg and separate the yolk from the white.
Add a little of baby’s milk(breast milk or formula) to this and beat using a fork.
You may also put a little pepper to it if your baby likes.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add egg mixture. Use a spatula to move egg mixture around in pan to scramble as it cooks.
Keep cooking until eggs are completely cooked through.
Use spatula to transfer eggs to a plate to cool. Chop into tiny bits and serve to baby.

Homemade Egg Custard

Ingredients:

1 large egg
1 cup milk (breastmilk if possible or baby formula)
1 tbsp sugar

Directions to prepared an Egg Custard

Pour the milk in a pot and heat up on low-medium heat. Don’t allow it to be too hot or boil.
Whisk the egg yolk well and then pour the whisk egg and sugar into the milk and start stirring. Reduce the heat to low.
Keep stirring to prevent it sticking under the pot and curdling.
Once it starts to thicken, continue stirring until you get your desired consistency. Add more milk if it’s too thick.
Let it cool down before serving .. Serve warm or chilled ! ..

Baby recipes for stage 3(8 months +)

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How to give eggs to baby| 4 Egg recipes for babies | 9 + months baby recipes

Eggs are a perfect single-ingredient food. It is an excellent source of iron which contains protein,easy to prepare,
they are a convenient and healthy source of fat, and other nutrients such as biotin which are important for growth
and a healthy body. Eggs are a top source of protein for children and are easy to make and serve.

Parent can introduce eggs in their baby’s diet at around 8 month . You can either start with puree
or mash one hard-boiled or scrambled egg and serve it to your baby. Ensure you cook the egg well to kill
any harmful bacteria.For a more liquid consistency, add breast milk or water. Around 9 months plua, scrambled egg pieces are a fantastic finger food. It’s fast and easy breakfast not even for babies but for all ages .Full recipe..


3 Palak (Spinach) purees for Baby and Toddler

Spinach(Palak) is a rich source of iron, potassium, and calcium, spinach is highly useful in hemoglobin production and brain development.

Supplies vitamins: Apart from essential minerals, Spinach also provides a good amount of vitamins to your baby’s body.
These include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, thiamin, folate etc.

Once your baby turns 8 months old or above, you can easily give spinach to him/her in puree form.
This is the most simple and easiest way to give spinach to the little bud. Full recipe ..


Rice Moong Dal Khichdi 

Rice Moong dal khichdi is a nutrition rich food for a baby.I have introduced rice and moong dal water separately to my little one , then once she started adjusting to it , I offered her this khicidi at the age of 8 months. This simple rice dal khichdi can be introduced to babies at the age of 8+ months baby.Its easy to chew and prepared with rice ,moong and ghee and its so delicious and healthy that its a recommended food for babies.Full recipe ..

 


Palak/ Spinach Puree for Babies | 8 months+ baby food

Spinach(Palak) is a rich source of iron, potassium, and calcium, spinach is highly useful in hemoglobin production and brain development.

Supplies vitamins: Apart from essential minerals, Spinach also provides a good amount of vitamins to your baby’s body.
These include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, thiamin, folate etc.

Once your baby turns 8 months old or above, you can easily give spinach to him/her in puree form.
This is the most simple and easiest way to give spinach to the little bud. Full recipe ..

Ragi Nachni Porridge(7 + months babies)

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Ragi(Finger Millet) or Nachni is one of the immune boosting super-foods for babies and growing children.Feeding babies with ragi porridge helps to improve overall immunity and growth. Ragi is good filling food for babies.It’s a good source of iron and contains good quantity of calcium and amino acid. It benefits your babies with good healthy skin and hair.
Homemade ragi powder is one of the vital nutritious foods given to most of the babies from sixth month onwards. Instead of store bought powders, it is best suggested to prepare at home.
Ragi Porridge is an easy and healthy breakfast porridge for kids. Ragi and jaggery together make a sweet and delicious porridge.

Make sure that you consult a pediatrician before including ragi in the diet of your baby.

Preparation Time : 0 mins
Cooking time : 10 mins

Ingredients

0.25 cup (2 tbsp)Ragi Flour
1 cup Water
1 tbsp Jaggery

Directions || To prepare Ragi Porridge

Dry roast the ragi in a medium flame, until the nice aroma comes out. It would take 5 – 6 minutes.
Add jaggery powder and mix well. Cook until the jaggery powder melts down completely and mix with the
ragi.
Add a cup of water and cook until the ragi turns into a thick consistency.
Keep stirring in between to avoid forming lumps.
Garnish the ragi porridge with chopped nuts and dates (optional)

Fruit Yogurts for babies (7+ months )

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Yogurt is among the healthiest food because of the significantly high amount of nutrients it contains, particularly protein and calcium.
It is available in markets and can also be easily prepared at home.

Flavored yogurt and Greek yogurt are popular yogurt variants available in supermarkets.
Organic, home-made yogurt is better than packaged yogurt available in the market.
Home-made yogurt can be fed to infants above 7 months.

There are several benefits of feeding yogurt to babies.

1.Enhances Digestive Health
2.Relieves Diarrhea in Babies
3.Helps Treat Insomnia
4.Boosts Immunity
5.Improves Bone Health

Tips on Using Yogurt for Babies

  • Use full-fat milk yogurt to babies since the fats in whole milk promote vision and brain development.
    Avoid adding honey or sugar to sweeten yogurt to prevent dental decay and cavities in babies.
  • Preparation Time 10-minutes
    Cooking Time 10 minutes

Strawberry Yogurt

Ingredients

3- 4 fresh strawberries
1 tbsp greek yogurt / yogurt
1 tsp sugar optional

Preparation || How to make Strawberry Yogurt

Chop the top off the strawberries, then blend with the yogurt – simple!
You can blend and leave it a little lumpy, or blend until super smooth.
If your little one does not like the strawberry seeds, simply press through a fine sieve/mesh

Banana Yogurt

Ingredients

1 medium ripe banana, cut up
1 tbsp greek yogurt / yogurt

Preparation || How to make Banana Yogurt

Cut Banana into pieces ,then blend with the yogurt – simple in a food processor.
Cover and process until smooth.
Serve this yogurt fresh to your baby , Storing this mixture is not recommended.

Apple Yogurt

Ingredients

1 apple
1 tbsp greek yogurt / yogurt
1 tsp sugar optional

Preparation || How to make Apple Yogurt

Wash the apple thoroughly and peel it carefully so as not to destroy the part you’ll need for the recipe.
Remove the middle part with the seeds and chop the apple into pieces approximately 1/3-inch in size.

Place the apple pieces with water in a pot over low heat without letting it boil, approximately 15 minutes or until the apple is soft.

Remove from the heat and let cool.
Cut boil apple and yogurt or sugar (if desire) in a food processor, blend until it has the smooth consistency of baby food. Mix with yogurt and serve.

Weight gain healthy mixed cereals and nuts powder

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Home made cerelac powder of mix pulses and nuts is the best powder for your baby to help gaining weight.This might be a tedious jobs for mummies but it takes only 1 hour of a month or two to prepare and preserve this healthy powder at home.These kind of ready made powders are available in market too , but nothing like home made hygiene powders ,also you can customize the ingredients of your choice.
Once the powder is ready , you can easily prepare porridge by adding it to a boiling water and add some salt and ghee for a taste.

You can feed your baby this porridge once in a day or alternate day depending on your choice.
Start with 1 tablespoon of this health mix porridge the first day for a week and then slowly and gradually increase it to 2 tablespoons

Ingredients for homemade healthy cerelac powder for weight gain

4 tbsp White/Brown Rice
2 tbsp wheat flour
1 tbsp green moong spilt dal
1 tbsp yellow moong dal
1 tbsp red masoor dal
5-6 almonds
4 cashewnuts
1 tsp ajwain

You can also prepare the same method for larger quantities.You can double the ingredients

 

Directions || how to prepare home made Healthy mix cerelac powder

Soak all the ingredients in water for 10 minutes, rinse and dry them.

Dry roast all the ingredients as follows

a) Rice
Roast till they become little like puffed rice.
b) mix dal (moong dal,green moong dal and red masoor dal)
Roast them golden brown.
c) Wheat flour
Roast them golden brown.
d) Almonds & cashews
Roast till they change color here and there

Let them cool for few minutes.

Add all the ingredients in a blender including ajwain

The roasted ingredients can either be powdered by blender or mixer grinder.

Shift the the ground flour to make it more finer.

The fine powder can be stored in an airtight container for atleast 1 to 2 months.