Carrot Soup for Babies and Kids | 7 Healthy Recipes and Benefits

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The weaning process in babies generally starts at the age of 6 months. It continues till breast milk is completely replaced with solid and liquid foods. When you think of complementary foods to start the weaning process, carrots make one of the ideal first foods. Carrots have a natural sweetness and are easily digested by the baby’s tummy making it a good choice as a weaning food. Your baby can be given cooked and pureed carrot by the age of 6 months. One other way to include carrots in your baby’s diet is by giving it as soup. Carrot soup for babies can be made healthier by adding other vegetables, herbs, and spices to the basic carrot soup.

carrot soup for babies

In today’s article, let’s discuss the basic carrot soup recipe and also the other healthy variations of carrot soup for babies.

Benefits of Carrots for babies

Carrots are rich in beta carotene. Beta carotene is converted into Vitamin A inside our body. Vitamin A is a very essential nutrient for your baby’s growth. So consuming carrots increases the vitamin A levels.

Apart from vitamin A, they are also rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, fibers, and calcium. Carrots are also rich in vitamin B6 which is necessary for good skin, eye, hair, and liver.

Carrot Soups for Babies and Kids

Babies can be fed carrots in the form of carrot purees and carrot soups. Babies can be given carrot soup after they are introduced individually to carrot puree and the other ingredients in the soup recipe. 

Rich, creamy, and easy to digest carrot soup will keep your baby warm during winters. It is the best comfort weaning food as it also boosts immunity in kids and helps them to fight cold and cough. 

Soups can be given as such or they can be used as dips for finger foods if your baby has started finger foods. They can also be taken along with rice, dosa, or chapati for babies above 9 months.

Now, let’s check some very simple and easy to make carrot soup recipe for babies. 

Basic Carrot Soup for Babies

This basic carrot soup can be introduced at 6 months after the baby is comfortable with carrot water and carrot puree. As the recipe is meant for 6-month-old babies, the soup is prepared with minimal ingredients to make it baby-friendly.

basic carrot soup for babiesIngredients

  • Carrot- 1 medium-sized
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Homemade ghee- 1 teaspoon or a few drops

Instructions

  1. Firstly, wash the carrot well.
  2. Then peel the carrot and trim the edges.
  3. Now cut the carrot into 4-5 pieces and boil the pieces in water for 2-3 whistles on medium flame.
  4. Release the pressure from the cooker.
  5. Now blend or grind the carrot well along with the water used for cooking.
  6. Use the strainer to filter the soup.
  7. Add homemade ghee and the soup is ready.
  8. Allow it to cool a bit and feed warm soup to your baby.

Isn’t it too easy? You can also give carrot soup with variations once your baby starts liking the soup.

Variations of Carrot Soup for Babies 

The carrot soup can be made with some variations if the baby gets bored with plain carrot soup or is fussy about eating other vegetables,. Adding different herbs, spices and vegetables gives new taste and also adds the nutritional value of the carrot soup. The baby can be given these variations of carrot soup once the other ingredients (vegetables and spices) the recipe calls for are introduced individually without any signs of allergy.

Note: Salt is not recommended for babies below 1 year. So salt is not included in these carrot soup recipes. You can add salt if you are making this soup for kids above one year. It’s completely optional.

1.Carrot soup with aromatic coriander leaves

The addition of coriander leaves in this carrot soup for babies gives it a nice aroma and flavor. Plus coriander is a good antioxidant, antiseptic and also helps treat diarrhea.  Babies from 7 months onwards can have this carrot coriander soup.

Ingredients

  • Carrot- 1 medium-sized
  • Water- 1 small cup
  • Fresh coriander leaves- a sprig
  • Ghee- a few drops or less than a teaspoon

Instructions

  1. First, cook well the washed and cut carrots in water.
  2. Now add fresh coriander leaves to this 
  3. Then blend the mixture. Strain it if needed.
  4. Finally, add ghee to the warm soup and serve.

2. Carrot onion soup

Carrot onion soup is another easy to cook variation of carrot soup. Onion can sometimes cause gas in babies. So, reduce the quantity of onion if your baby is generally gassy in nature. You can give this soup when the baby reaches 8 months.

Ingredients

  • Carrot- 1 medium-sized
  • Onion- half of a small-sized onion
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Homemade ghee- 2 teaspoons

Instructions:

  1. First, peel and wash the onion and cut into small pieces.
  2. Then, heat a teaspoon of ghee and saute onions in it. 
  3. Turn off the flame when the onion is cooked till transparent.
  4. Now, wash and peel the carrot. Trim the edges.
  5. Cut the carrot into 4-5 pieces and pressure cook the pieces in water for 2-3 whistles on medium flame.
  6. Add the cooked onions to the mix once the pressure is released from the cooker. 
  7. Now blend the cooked onion and carrots with water to get a smooth texture.
  8. Finally, add a little homemade ghee and the soup is ready.
  9. Allow it to cool a bit and feed warm soup to your baby.

Read: Carrot dal mash for babies

3.Carrot tomato soup for babies

With the addition of tomato, this carrot soup for babies is a good option for infants above 8-months of age.

Ingredients

  • Carrot- 1 medium-sized
  • tomato- 1 medium-sized
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Homemade ghee- 2 teaspoons
  • Black pepper powder- a pinch 

Instructions:

  1. Wash and peel the carrot. Trim the edges.
  2. Cut the carrot into 4-5 pieces. 
  3. Chop the tomato
  4. Boil the pieces of carrots and tomato in water for 2-3 whistles on medium flame.
  5. Let the pressure release from the cooker. Now blend the soup well with water.
  6. Use the strainer to filter the soup. 
  7. Add a spoonful of homemade ghee and the soup is ready.
  8. Allow it to cool a bit and feed warm soup to your baby.

This interesting and tangy carrot tomato soup is a must-try. 

Another variation of this carrot and tomato soup for babies can be made by adding tulsi leaves to it and is ideal for babies above 10 months. The recipe for this carrot-tomato soup can be found here.

4. Carrot with mixed vegetable soup

Soup is the best way to feed vegetables to fussy eaters. This mixed vegetable soup is a wholesome meal for your baby. You can give this carrot vegetable soup to your baby at around 8 months. Before giving this mixed vegetable soup, make sure your baby is introduced to each of the ingredients individually and has not shown any allergy symptoms.

Ingredients

  • Carrot- 1 medium-sized
  • Tomato- 1 medium-sized
  • Peas- 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • Potato- 1 very small sized
  • Fresh coriander leaves- few sprigs
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Homemade ghee- 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder- according to spice level(optional)

Instructions

  1. Wash the coriander leaves and keep aside.
  2. Wash the vegetables. Peel carrot and potato.
  3. Cut carrot, potato, and tomato into big pieces.
  4. Boil the vegetables in water for 2-3 whistles on medium flame.
  5. Let the pressure release from the cooker.
  6. Now blend the soup along with the coriander leaves and the water used for cooking vegetables.
  7. Add black pepper powder and mix well
  8. Add homemade ghee and the soup is ready. 
  9. Feed warm soup to your baby.

Read: Carrot rava porridge for babies above 6 months

5. Aromatic carrot soup for babies above one year

And here comes the tasty aromatic carrot soup recipe with the effect of natural herbs and spices to boost immunity in babies above one year. 

Ingredients

  • Carrot- 1 medium sized
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Ginger- 1 small piece (enough to make half a teaspoon of paste)
  • Garlic- 3 pods
  • Onion- 1 small
  • Black pepper powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Salt(optional) –  according to taste
  • Homemade ghee- 1 teaspoon

Instructions

  1. Wash and peel the carrot and trim the edges.
  2. Peel the onion.
  3. Now cut the carrot and onion into 4-5 pieces. 
  4. Also, cut ginger and garlic into small pieces.
  5. Heat ghee in a cooker and add cut ginger and garlic. 
  6. Stir for few seconds and then, add pieces of onions to it. Stir till they turn translucent.
  7. Now add pieces of carrot and mix well.
  8. Add salt, black pepper, and water to it. Mix well and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles at medium flame. 
  9. Wait for the pressure to release from the cooker.
  10. Blend the mixture to a smooth texture.
  11. Finally, add a teaspoonful of homemade ghee to make it yummier.
  12. Feed it warm to your baby.

6. Carrot beetroot soup recipe for babies

Healthy carrot beetroot soup for babies is a good option for winter days. This soup is easy to make. Wash and cut the carrot and beetroot. Pressure cook the root vegetables, blend it to a smooth texture, and add ghee. The bright red colored healthy soup is ready. The detailed instruction for this beetroot carrot soup recipe for babies is given here.

So these are the simple yet nutritious carrot soup recipes for babies. You can try other variations too by adding different vegetables and spices to the basic carrot soup. The only thing to keep in mind is to give at least 3 days gap before starting a new food in the baby’s diet and to introduce each ingredient in any recipe individually before making baby food with more than one ingredient.

Get the goodness of carrots in your babies’ diet with the delicious and healthy carrot soup for babies now.

Comment which variation is the most favorite of your baby.

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A mom to eleven month old, Riddhi is interested in cooking, crafting and writing. She also volunteers for a newspaper.

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