Sweet Potato Lentil Mash

Posted on Oct 8 2013 - 9:30am by Sangeetha Menon

Sweet potato lentil mash

Yesterday when my husband called me from the grocery store and asked me if he would buy sweet potatoes for daughter , I had a quick recipe that came to my mind ; Sweet Potato Dal Mash or Sweet Potato Lentil Mash ! I was pressure cooking toor dal then for making dal fry . So I thought why I can’t mix both and make an awesome and wholesome dish for Anshika ?

Sweet Potato is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world . Amazing isn’t ? It is rich in beta carotene, calcium , potassium, folate and dietary fibre. Toor dal / Pigeon pea contains proteins and essential amino acids.

Sweet potato and toor dal could lead to gas in babies and adults. So here I have added 1 small pinch of dry roasted jeera/ cumin seeds to curb the gas. What are we waiting for ? Lets jump to the recipe.

sweet potato lentil mash

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Sweet Potato Lentil Mash
  • Sweet Potato - 1 medium
  • Toor Dal / Pigeon Pea - 2 tbsp.
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 pinch
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Dry roasted/whole cumin - 1 tsp
  1. Wash sweet potato and toor dal well
  2. Dry roast 1 tsp of cumin seeds on a tawa and keep it aside
  3. Pressure cook the unpeeled sweet potato, turmeric powder , cumin seeds and toor dal with water till it is thoroughly cooked
  4. Puree it in a blender once done
  5. Add water as required to achieve the required consistency for your baby / kid.

As its navaratri time, I am sure sweet potatoes are available . Please try out this recipe and let me know how your lil one responds to it.

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Sangeetha is the owner of Bumps n Baby and a super cool mom of a 2 year old princess. Her life revolves around diapers, laptop and kitchen these days as she is mastering the art of multi-tasking .

15 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Dipti February 9, 2015 at 11:46 AM - Reply

    Hi Sangeetha, My one year old, doesn’t like anything pureed anymore.. Can suggest some more recipes for lunch n dinner. She’s bored with Khichadi now. Eats chapatti and veggie sometime with interest n some times, she just doesn’t want to eat it.. :(

  2. Anu Sha December 23, 2014 at 1:17 AM - Reply

    Hi Sangeetha,

    If I make this dish with one full sweet potato….my son wilk not finish in a day…Can you tell me how long I can store this in the fridge?…Also how long it can be carried in room temperature?…


    • Sangeetha Menon December 24, 2014 at 5:10 PM - Reply

      Anu, You can preserve the other half of the sweet potato in an air tight container for next 2 days. Thaw and warm it up before blending with lentils the next time you use.

  3. indu November 30, 2014 at 7:42 PM - Reply

    hi sangeetha

    we do not have to peel sweet potato ?


    • Sangeetha Menon November 30, 2014 at 8:10 PM - Reply


      You can scrape the skin of sweet potatoes before pressure cooking. You can then remove the entire cover after pressure cooking as it easily comes out ..

  4. mamta September 1, 2014 at 9:17 PM - Reply

    I like this combination. ,toor dal n patotoes its a healthy food :-):-):-):-):-:-) and easy to cook. !!.)

  5. Bindhya March 25, 2014 at 1:16 PM - Reply

    Can we use moong dal instead

    • Sangeetha Menon April 2, 2014 at 10:04 PM - Reply

      Yes you can Bindhya.. Can you pls share the recipe / photo once you do and try it out ?

  6. viji January 7, 2014 at 9:23 AM - Reply

    hi sangeetha,
    toor dhal n sweet potato combination looks gr8. pls suggest some more recipes to my 1 n half yr old daughter. she hates having food.

  7. Mukta from mummumtime.com October 8, 2013 at 10:57 PM - Reply

    Sweet potato and tuvar daal interesting combination…would never have thought of it…I should give this a try :)

    • Sangeetha Menon October 9, 2013 at 7:56 PM - Reply

      Yes mukta , its an awesome combo :) please let me know how Devansh responded to it :)

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