Dal and Vegetable Mash ( Baby and Toddler )
by Tarla Dalal
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Dal, which is rich in energy and proteins, is a good supplementary meal to meet the increased demands of your baby. It also provides a good base to which you can add other ingredients that you wish to introduce to your baby’s diet, including veggies like carrot and beans.
Begin with a simple dal mash, and once your baby develops a liking for it, you add vegetables to it. While salt is not recommended by paediatricians at this age, you can mildly season with pepper if it suits your child.
- Combine all the ingredients along with ½ cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Cool slightly and blend in a mixer till smooth.
- Serve lukewarm.
- Substitute 2 tbsp of yellow moong dal with 1 tbsp of yellow moong dal and 1 tbsp of masoor dal and proceed as per the above recipe.
Nutrient values ¾ cup
|Energy|| 124 kcal|
|Protein|| 8.3 gm|
|Carbohydrate|| 21.6 gm|
|Invisible Fat|| 0.4 gm|
|Fibre|| 3.6 gm|
|Calcium|| 46.2 mg|
|Iron|| 1.5 mg|
|Folic Acid|| 56.9 mcg|
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