Dal and Vegetable Mash ( Baby and Toddler )

Dal and Vegetable Mash ( Baby and Toddler )

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Moong 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, add vegetables to it to make Dal and Vegetable Mash for Babies. While salt is not recommended by paediatricians at this age, you can mildly season with pepper if it suits your child.

We have shared a simple recipe of Dal and Vegetable Mash. You can substitute the yellow moong dal with green moong dal or masoor dal and carrots and French Beans with green peas and cauliflower.

Enjoy how to make Dal and Vegetable Mash recipe with detailed step by step photos below.

Dal and Vegetable Mash ( Baby and Toddler ) recipe - How to make Dal and Vegetable Mash ( Baby and Toddler )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.75 cup
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Ingredients


For Dal and Vegetable Mash
2 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
2 tbsp finely chopped french beans

Method
For dal and vegetable mash

    For dal and vegetable mash
  1. To make dal and vegetable mash, combine all the ingredients along with ½ 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.
  3. Cool slightly and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  4. Serve the dal and vegetable mash lukewarm.

Variation : mixed dal and vegetable mash

    Variation : mixed dal and vegetable mash
  1. 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 (Abbrv) per 3/4 cup
Energy121 cal
Protein7.6 g
Carbohydrates21.8 g
Fiber4.4 g
Fat0.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium22.1 mg
Dal and Vegetable Mash ( Baby and Toddler ) recipe with step by step photos

If your baby enjoys Dal and Vegetable Mash

  1. If your baby enjoys the flavours and textures of Dal and Vegetable Mash for Babies, then try other soft and semi-solid foods like 

Notes for Dal and Vegetable Mash for Babies

  1. Dal and Vegetable Mash for Babies is a protein, vitamin A, folic acid, fiber and many other minor nutrients. 
  2. Ensure that you blended the mixture well in the mixer jar, so it’s easier for the baby to lick it. 
  3. Before introducing Dal and Vegetable Mash for Babies to your little one, make sure that you have introduced the yellow moong dal and each vegetable separately to him/her. 
  4. Always feed your baby in an upright position.
  5. Let the baby decide the quantity of feed. Do not force the baby to eat. Babies are smart, they make it up in the next meal. 
  6. Addition of salt before the age of 1 year is not recommended by most pediatricians now-a-days. So this recipe is devoid of salt. If you want to add salt to your baby’s meals, it is best to consult your pediatrician before using it. 
  7. You can pep up this Mashed Dal and Vegetables with black pepper powder or cumin seeds powder if your baby likes it. 

For Dal and Vegetable Mash for Babies

  1. To make Dal and Vegetable Mash for Babies, first clean and wash the yellow moong dal with water. 
  2. Drain the excess water using a strainer and discard it. Keep the moong dal aside. 
  3. Then you need to chop the carrot to make Vegetable Dal Mash. For that buy the perfect carrot. Carrot should be firm, smooth, relatively straight and bright in color. Avoid carrots that are excessively cracked or bruised.  
  4. Wash the carrot very well with clean water to make it free of dirt if any. Wash it under running water to prevent any sort of contamination.  
  5. Wipe it with a clean kitchen towel.
  6. Peel the carrot with a sterilized peeler. Peel it very well so that no fibrous part remain as these are not easily digestible by babies at  8 months.  
  7. Using a sterilized knife finely chop the carrots. Keep the chopped carrot aside. 
  8. Now prepare the French Beans. Always look for the youngest, brightest and freshest looking French beans that have crisp pods. Choose beans while they're still firm, rather than limp and rubbery.
  9. Wash the French beans very well with clean water to make it free of dirt if any. Wash it under running water to prevent any sort of contamination.  
  10. Wipe them with a clean kitchen towel and pat dry them. 
  11. Chop the pointed edges from both the ends of each bean using a sterilized knife. 
  12. Using the same knife, finely chop the French beans. 
  13. Now transfer the washed yellow moong dal into a clean pressure cooker. 
  14. Add finely chopped carrot to it. 
  15. Add finely chopped French beans to it. You can use other vegetables like cauliflower or green peas also. 
  16. Add ½ cup of clean water to it for cooking. 
  17. Mix well with the help of a ladle. 
  18. Pressure cook for 3 whistles. Then allow the pressure cooker to cool down slightly and let the steam escape before opening it. 
  19. Open the lid. This is how cooked mixture for Mashed Vegetable Dal for Babies will look like. Again cool it slightly. Do not cool it too much as the mixture is not cooked hereafter. 
  20. Transfer the mixture into a mixer jar and blend till it is smooth. Do not drain the water. This will help in blending and getting the needed consistency of Yellow Moong Dal and Vegetable Mash for Babies. Add ½  tbsp of water if required for blending. Ensure that no pieces of carrot remain behind, as this might lead to choking.
  21. Transfer it into attractive bowl and feed Dal and Vegetable Mash for Babies lukewarm with love to your infant with a colourful spoon. 
  22. If your 8 month old and above baby loves Dal and Vegetable Mash for Babies, then after a few days try its variant Mixed Dal and Vegetable Mash for Babies. Each time try different combination of vegetables, so your baby is introduced to a variety and doesn’t get bored with the same food. 

Reviews

Dal Mash ( Baby and Toddler Recipe)
 on 29 Jun 15 11:14 AM
5

once the baby has got used to moong dal water, this is a sequel to it to provide the necessary nourishment to your little one...do try it!!