Category Archives: 8-12 months

Mixed Vegetable Soup

Getting¬†babies exposed to vegetables increase the probability of them preferring vegetables in the future! Its rather important to introduce vegetables before fruits ūüôā This mixed vegetable can be given with a lot of variations given below.


  1. Potato (half)
  2. Tomato (Quarter)
  3. Beans (2-3)
  4. Grated Carrots (1)
  5. Curry leaves.
  6. Cilantro


  1.  Clean the vegetables.
  2.  In a Sauce pan, cook the vegetables in water.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Add Cinnamon for flavour.
  5. Puree the vegetables and serve warm

Serving Suggestions:

You can also add mashed peas, cabbage and Pepper.


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Oats Porridge

Oats is a high source of fibre.


  1. Rolled Oats
  2. Sugar to taste
  3. Milk
  4. Raisins
  5. Dried Apricots

Method :

  1. Dry grind the oats into fine powder.
  2. Add milk, sugar, raisins and dried apricots in a sauce pan and bring it to boil
  3. Simmer while stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve when warm

Serving Suggestions:

Serve with pureed/ finely chopped Pear fruit.

Nutritional Information:

Dried Apricots are good source of Betacarotene, Iron and Potassium.


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Fruit Recipes – Apple Puree

Variety of fruits can be given to babies.

Apple Puree – Ingredients:

  1.  Fuji Apple ( or any naturally sweet variety)


  1. Peel, core and chop the apples into fine pieces.
  2. Steam cook / bring it to boil with an inch of water.
  3. Puree the steamed apples and serve.


You can also combine pureed Banana, steamed and pureed Pears, Yoghurt, Avacado or any other fruit. (after the four day rule). Please avoid apple sauce if your baby constipates.


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Sago Pudding / Kheer

This is an excellent cure for diarrhoea.


  1. 2 – 4 tbsp Sago / Javvarisi / Sabudana
  2. 1 cup Milk
  3. Sugar to taste
  4. Cardomon Powder
  5. Raisins
  6. Ghee


  1. Clean the Sago in water and keep aside.
  2. Bring the milk to boil and add the Sago
  3. Cook for a few minutes until Sago looks sticky
  4. Add Sugar, Cardamom powder and raisins.
  5. Keep aside and serve warm.

Nutritional Information:

It is an excellent source of Carbohydrates.


If diarrhoea still persists, please consult a Doctor.


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Carrot Kheer – Carrot Pudding

Ingredients :

1 cup Grated carrots

1 cup Milk

*1 tsp Ghee


*1 tsp Cardomon Powder

*1 tsp Soaked and ground Almond powder.

* – Optional

Method :

  1. Pressure cook the grated carrots with milk.
  2. Strain the milk and mash the cooked carrots finely.
  3. In a fry pan add a tsp of Ghee and mix the mashed carrots.
  4. Add the Strained milk to get a fine consistency.
  5. Add the Cardomon Powder and Almond powder.
  6. Serve when warm.

Nutritional Info :

Carrots are good source of Dietary fiber, Manganeese, Niacin, Pottassium, Thiamin,


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Nendran Banana Porridge

Nendran Banana porridge is yet another tasty one!

Ingredients :

  1. 2 – 3 Raw Nendran Bananas
  2. 1 cup Milk

Method – To prepare Nendran Banana Powder :

  1. Slice the raw Nendran Banana into fine pieces and dry it in shade until crispy.
  2. Grind the dried slices into fine powder.
  3. Store it in an airtight container.

Method – To prepare Porridge :

  1. Take 2 – 3 tablespoons of Banana Powder and mix it with equal quantity of milk. Ensure that there are no lumps.
  2. Heat the remaining milk and add the paste to it, while stirring continuously.
  3. Remove from heat when it mildly thickens.

Nutritional Information:

Calcium, Chlorine, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganeese, Phosphorus, Pottassium, Silica, Sodium, Sulphur.

Note :

In some babies, this might cause constipation. You are always the better Judge on whether to give this to your baby or not.


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Introducing Solids

When should I introduce Solids to my baby?

  • You can introduce solids, any time between 4 – 6 months.

When is your baby ready for solids?

  1. Head control
  2. A supported sitter
  3. Can swallow food with chewing motions
  4. Significant weight gain & growing apetite.
  5. Curiosity on what you are eating.

How to introduce Solid foods?

Introduce solid foods only one at a time. Wait for at least 3 days after introducing. Check for any allergies. Increase the quantity gradually.


Posted by on December 4, 2008 in 4 - 6 months, 8-12 months, Baby Food Recipes


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