Recipes for Infants



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Hi Mothers, When it comes to infant’s food we need to remember few important points-

  • Wash your hands with soap before making food as well before feeding food.
  • Monitor your baby is not allergic to certain food item.
  • Plan the day’s diet which is balanced in nutrition.
  • Your baby also has taste buds 🙂 so make sure to include varieties.
  • Prepare a balanced diet which includes calcium, iron, protein, fibers, vitamins and other minerals. 
  • I suggest using most vegetables and fruits, whole wheat flour, ragi (mallet), rice, suji, pure ghee (not butter as it is less natural) and yogurt (curd) besides milk. Ragi may not be a part of some Indian cuisines, especially in north India. But this is probably one of the most important grains to be included in baby foods.
  • If your baby is one year plus, start introducing flavor of spices such as jeera and hing (if they are also part of your own cooking).
  • Most infants require 4-5 meals a day (3 full and 1-2 short) besides milk. So it has to be planned accordingly. 
  • Start only with one meal when you introduce solid for the very first time.
  • Don’t force the baby to eat more, let them develop their own taste and adjust the quantity they want to eat.
  • Try to follow a schedule of feeding with your baby (e.g. fixed timings of each meal) according to the baby’s liking. So that they can have their appetite tuned to this schedule. This is very important especially in the case of fussy eaters :). 


Here you go with few recipes, will upgrade soon for more.
Hope you like it and it helps your baby.
Happy cooking.

Recipe- Salted Ragi/ Mallet Halwa
Take 1 tbsp ghee in a pan, when hot add 1 tbsp ragi powder and fry. Add 5-6 oz water and a pinch of salt. Keep stirring on low flame. When it thickens to desire consistency switch off the flame. Bring to room temperature before feeding it to your baby.

Recipe- Mallet Kheer
Take 1 tbsp ghee in a pan, when hot add 1 tbsp ragi powder and fry. Add 5-6 oz milk and a tsp of sugar. Keep stirring on low flame. When it thickens to desire consistency switch off the flame. Bring to room temperature before feeding your baby.

Recipe- Suji ki Kheer
Take 1 tbsp ghee in a pan, when hot add 1 tsp suji and fry. Add 7-8 oz milk and a tsp of sugar. Keep stirring on low flame. When it thickens to desire consistency switch off the flame. Bring to room temperature before feeding your baby.
You can add 1-2 tsp of almond powder (or mixed dry fruit powder).

Recipe- Khichdi
Wash 2 tsp moong daal and 1 tbsp rice properly. Keep a small pressure cooker on high flame, add daal, rice and a pinch of salt with sufficient water. Pressure cook and then blend either with a hand mixer or in grinding jar when done. Bring to room temperature before feeding your baby.
To change the taste add different type of vegetables (around 1-2 inch size) every time or some times use a combination of 2-3 vegetables.

Recipe- Daal Vegetable Soup
Wash 1 tbsp moong daal (or mixed daal) properly. Keep a small pressure cooker on high flame, add daal, around half cup of vegetables of your choice (Tomato, Carrot, Lauki (bottle guard), Potato, Tauri (snake gourd), Kusa, Beetroot etc) and 1/4th apple and a pinch of salt with sufficient water and a tsp ghee. Pressure cook and blend either with a hand mixer or in grinding jar when done. Strain and temper with Ghee, Hing and Jeera. Bring to room temperature before feeding your baby.
To change the taste use different type of vegetables every time or some times use a combination of 2-3 vegetables.

Recipe- Boiled Vegetables or fruits
Boil or steam whole washed peeled vegetables (Carrot, Lauki, Potato, Sweet Potato, Kusa, Avocado, Beetroot etc) or fruits (Apple, Pear, Banana, Papaya etc)  of your choice with a pinch of salt. when done cut into small pcs or mash (depending upon how your baby prefers it) and feed at room temperature.

Recipe- Boiled Rice
Mash or grind to a paste boiled rice either with pinch of salt and water or with sugar and milk.
Feed at room temperature.

Recipe- Suji Halwa

Heat 1 tsp gee in a pan add 1 tbsp suji and fry until brown in color. add 2 tsp sugar and 2-3 oz of water. Bring it to boil and cover. When done feed your baby at room temperature.
You can add 1-2 tsp of almond powder (or mixed dry fruit powder) with suji just before adding water.

Recipe- Whole Wheat Aata Halwa
Heat 1 tsp gee in a pan add 1 tbsp whole wheat aata and fry until brown in color. add 2 tsp sugar and 2-3 oz of water. Bring it to boil and cover. When done feed baby at room temperature.
You can add 1-2 tsp of almond powder (or mixed dry fruit powder) with suji just before adding water.

Recipe- Mashed Chapati

Mash chapati using a grinding jar. Mix with any vegetable curry or daal (not spicy) you made at home for yourself. Feed at room temperature.

Recipe- Potato Fries

Cut washed and peeled potato along its length. Dip in water with a pinch of salt and microwave for 2 minutes on high. Strain and shallow fry in ghee. Bring to room temperature before feeding your baby.

Recipe- Sweet Potato Fries
Cut washed and peeledsweet potato along its length. Dip in water with a pinch of salt and microwave for 4 minutes on high. Strain and shallow fry in ghee. Bring to room temperature before feeding your baby. 

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Author: Vibhuti Jain

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