Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddlers


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Palak Masoor Dal is a simple home cooked fare which is not only flavourful but most babies find it too attractive to indulge into. Masoor dal cooked till soft, tempered and finally cooked with the addition of chopped spinach and spices from our masala dabba is what describes it perfectly.

The ever-popular combo of greens and dal makes this Spinach Masoor Dal for Babies a very nourishing dish. Onions add a mild crunch to the Dal Palak Recipe, while ginger-garlic paste and a moderate amount of spice powders impart an appealing flavour to it.

After all, your child is becoming choosy now, and will also seek dishes that please the taste buds! So, we need to pay attention to taste as well. What’s more, this delicious Palak Dal with Masoor for Kids also scores high on the nutrient chart.

Spinach is rich in vitamin A , essential for healthy eyes and skin, as well as iron, which is essential for building haemoglobin, while masoor dal is a good source of protein, an important building block of the body.

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Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddlers recipe - How to make Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddlers

Soaking Time:  15 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.75 cup
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Ingredients

Palak Masoor Dal For Babies and Toddlers
1/4 cup finely chopped spinach (palak)
2 tbsp masoor (split red lentil) dal , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
1/2 tsp ghee
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2 tbsp finely chopped onions
1/4 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
a pinch of chilli powder
restricted quantity of salt
Method
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    For palak masoor dal for babies and toddlers
  1. Combine the masoor dal and ¾ cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the spinach, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the cooked dal and mash well with a potato masher. Add ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve the palak masoor dal for babies and toddlers lukewarm.

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If your baby likes Palak Masoor Dal

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Notes for Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddlers

  1. palak masoor dal for Babies and Toddlers | spinach masoor dal for babies | palak dal with masoor for kids | dal palak recipe for babies |  is a protein and vitamin rich food supplement for babies. 
  2. This is a way to introduce the texture of semi-liquid food to babies. 
  3. To begin with you can blend this dal into a slightly coarse mixture. Beyond 1 year of age, you need not follow it. 
  4. Remember to avoid adding salt for babies less than 1 year and restricted quantity for babies above 1 year of age. 
  5. Always feed in an upright position to avoid choking. Do not form a habit of playing or hopping around the house while eating. By 1 year it’s time to teach table manners. 
  6. Choose only fresh palak for cooking. You can substitute with other greens like cauliflower greens and amaranth leaves too. They abound in iron which will help to build your baby’s hemoglobin levels. 
  7. Babies and Toddlers both are usually aware of how much they want to eat. Do not force feed them. 

For Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddlers

  1. To make Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddler, first choose spinach that has vibrant deep green leaves and stems with no signs of yellowing. The leaves should look fresh and tender, and not be wilted or bruised. Avoid those that have a slimy coating as this is an indication of decay. Spinach is rich in thiamin, folic acid, magnesium, fiber, etc. To read in detail about the nutritional benefits of spinach, refer our article about health benefits of spinach.
  2. Then wash the spinach leaves with water to get rid of any dirt. 
  3. Finely chop the spinach leaves with the help of a sharp sterilized knife. Keep aside.
  4. Next to make palak masoor dal for Babies and Toddlers | spinach masoor dal for babies | palak dal with masoor for kids | dal palak recipe for babies |  first wash masoor dal with clean water.  
  5. Drain the excess water using a strainer and discard it. 
  6. Add enough water to masoor dal. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 15 minutes. This will speed up the cooking process. 
  7. Again drain the water using a strainer and discard it. 
  8. Transfer the washed and drained masoor dal into a clean pressure cooker.
  9. Add 3/4 cup of water to it. 
  10. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Let the steam escape completely before opening the lid of the pressure cooker. 
  11. This is how the mixture for Masoor Dal with Palak for Babies and Toddlers will look like after cooking. Keep this mixture aside. 
  12. Now to temper Palak Masoor Dal for Infants and Toddler, heat ½ tsp of ghee in a deep non-stick pan. 
  13. Add cumin seeds to it and let them crackle. Cumin seeds aid in digestion, so a small quantity can be beneficial to babies. 
  14. Add the onions. Ensure that the onions are very finely chopped. If your baby has not been accustomed to strong flavours like those of onions, then you can avoid it completely. 
  15. Add the ginger-garlic paste. Again this also lends an amazing flavour to the dal, but if you want you can avoid it. 
  16. Saute on a medium flame slightly, about 30 seconds. 
  17. Add finely chopped spinach to it. 
  18. Now add some spice. First add the turmeric powder. This serves the purpose of colour as well as exhibit anti-microbial action. 
  19. Then add chilli powder. Both these spice powders are just about a pinch, to start exposing babies to their taste and flavour. You can take your call on wether to add chilli powder or no. 
  20. Finally add restricted quantity of salt. If your baby is below 1 year, prefer avoiding it. This is because most pediatricians these days don’t recommend the use of salt in a child’s diet below 1 year. The best is to consult your pediatrician. S(he) is your baby’s best guide. 
  21. Mix well using a ladle and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute. Keep stirring it occasionally so that the Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddler doesn’t stick to the bottom the pan. 
  22. Add the cooked dal from the pressure cooker into the deep pan. 
  23. Mix well and mash it once using a potato masher. This is especially needed if your baby is below 1 year, that means yet an infant. 
  24. And ¼ cup of water and cook Spinach Masoor Dal for Babies on a medium flame for 2 minutes, Again keep stirring occasionally with a ladle. 
  25. Cool slightly and serve palak masoor dal for Babies and Toddlers | spinach masoor dal for babies | palak dal with masoor for kids | dal palak recipe for babies |  lukewarm to your little one. 
  26. If your baby likes Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddler, then also try other baby foods like Vegetable Idlis for Babies and Toddlers, Vegetable Parathas for Babies and Toddlers and Ragi Uttapa for Babies and Toddlers

Palak Moong Dal Soup for Babies

  1. Aside from Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddlers recipe see our other varaitions to spinach. Try Palak Moong Dal Soup for Babies recipe. See detailed recipe of Palak Moong Dal Soup for Babies. For Palak Moong Dal Soup for Babies  

    1/2 cup shredded spinach (palak)
    1 tbsp green moong dal (split green gram) , washed and drained


    1. Combine the spinach, green moong dal and ¾ cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
    2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
      Cool slightly and blend in a mixer till smooth.
    3. Transfer the mixture into a deep non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
    4. Serve lukewarm.
     

Spinach Paneer Puree for Babies

  1. Aside from Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddlers recipe see our other varaitions to palak. Try Spinach Paneer Puree for Babies recipe. See detailed recipe of Spinach Paneer Puree for Babies. For Spinach Paneer Puree for Babies

    1/2 cup chopped and blanched spinach (palak)
    1 tbsp crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
    1 tbsp curds (dahi) , preferably made from cow’s milk


    1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend into a smooth purée.
    2. Serve immediately.


Nutrient values for ½ cup
Energy 127 kcal
Protein 7.1 gm
Carbohydrate 18.4 gm
Fat 2.8 gm
Vitamin A 818.1 mcg
Iron 2.3 mg

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Reviews

Palak Masoor Dal ( Baby and Toddler)
5
 on 05 Apr 16 10:17 AM


My baby like it..thanx for superrrrbbb recipe... Thnx a lot
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Megha. We are delighted you loved the Palak Masoor Dal recipe and it came out perfectly. Good to hear your baby loved it. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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05 Apr 16 11:32 AM
Palak Masoor Dal ( Baby and Toddler)
5
 on 28 Feb 16 01:12 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Anupama. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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29 Feb 16 10:32 AM
Palak Masoor Dal ( Baby and Toddler)
5
 on 27 Feb 16 05:43 AM


No dis was gud for my baby after dis he changed alotttttttt
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Muzffar. We are delighted you loved the Masoor Dal recipe for your baby. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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27 Feb 16 09:38 AM
Palak Masoor Dal ( Baby and Toddler)
5
 on 26 Oct 15 12:15 PM


Simple dal with the goodness of greens to get some iron… serve it with soft rotis so the babies learn the art of chewing food…..