Sweet Potato Lentil Mash

Sweet potatoYesterday 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.

Things Required

  • Sweet Potato – 1 medium
  • Toor Dal / Pigeon Pea – 2 tbsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 pinch
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Dry roasted cumin – 1 tsp

How To Make Sweet Potato Lentil Mash ?

sweet potato lentil mash

  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.

Sangeetha Menon

Sangeetha is an IT professional, owner of Bumps n Baby and a super cool mom of a 1 year old princess. Her life revolves around diapers, laptop and kitchen these days as she is mastering the art of multi-tasking .

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6 Responses

  1. Bindhya says:

    Can we use moong dal instead

  2. viji says:

    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.

  3. Mukta from mummumtime.com says:

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

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