This was the first food /liquid given by me to my daughter when she turned six months! Simple, tasty and healthy three words I can use to describe this nutritious n yummy soup :).
This lentil soup/dal pani is rich in manganese, iron and dietary fibre , low in saturated fat , have zero cholesterol and low sugar.
As per the advice of my ped , I followed the 7 day simple rule.
Slurp ! My baby took it in a moment and that was one of the awesomest moments in my life , she smacking her lips and opening her mouth for more!
So jumping straight to the recipe for our little customer 🙂
First of all, sterilise all the feeding equipments of baby including spoon,katori /bowl and wire mesh sieve.
- Split yellow Moong dal – 2 Tbsp ( Don’t use toor dal /masoor dal as it is hard to digest for the baby tummy initially )
- Water – 1 cup filtered
- Turmeric powder – a pinch
- Ghee- 1/2 tsp
- Salt – a pinch (optional )
- Sugar – a pinch (optional)
Pressure cook the thoroughly cleaned and washed lentil with the water,turmeric pwder, ghee for about 4-5 whistles so that the dal gets mashed well . Sieve the mixture into the bowl using a mesh sieve to obtain a watery dal . Add sugar and salt if required.
Check for the warmth by pouring a drop on to your wrist and feed your little one with the spoon. You can start off with 5 tsp a day ,gradually increasing to 10-12 tsps.
Note : 1. As your baby turns 7 months, you can start increasing the thickness of the lentil soup so that it fills her/him. The pic shown is the thick daal pani.
2. You can add boiled water to the mixture to make it more watery or as required.
3. Babies can have perfect bland food till one year of his age. No need to add sugar /salt to her food. But to get the taste and her tummy adjusted to the new tastes, a pinch of salt and sugar can be added.
Happy feeding 🙂 Do let me know , how your LO respond to this.