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बच्चों का आहार (1 से 3 साल) - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Recipes for Toddlers (1-3 Years) in Hindi)
બાળકોનો આહાર (૧ થી ૩ વરસ માટે) - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Recipes for Toddlers (1-3 Years) in Gujarati)

Toddler Recipes from 1 to 3 years, Indian Toddler Recipes

toddler recipes. indian toddler recipes for 1 to 3 years. As your little one gets ready to celebrate her first birthday, stepping into the fascinating world of toddlerhood, she will be about three times (triple) her birth weight.

The stage from her first birthday until she starts school, i.e., from 1 to 3 years is the stage of toddlerhood. These are crucial years for laying the foundation of your baby’s health. Most babies outgrow the stage of eating mashed and bland foods and will now begin to eat more elaborate meals.

They are now ready to eat everything that is being cooked for the other family members. Try recipes like Vegetable Idlis for babies and Toddlers and Jowar Golpapdi and practice self-eating. This makes them more independent.  

Jowar Golpapdi for KidsJowar Golpapdi for Kids

Do remember that the food habits formed at this age will hold them good for a lifetime. So you need to ensure that she eats healthy and nutritious toddler recipes. Encourage your toddler to eat whatever she likes and treat her palate to a variety of foods so that she cultivates a taste for new foods and flavours. For you, this stage can be a magical experience, as you will see your baby gaining independence and ability very rapidly.

Rajma Salad for ToddlersRajma Salad for Toddlers

Indian Healthy Toddler Recipes for 1 to 3 years

A wonderful healthy toddler soup which has protein from the dal and fiber from vegetables in puree is Dal and Vegetable Soup. Nothing like a Chila which is toddler friendly.  Then you have the Mini Bajra Oats Uttapa for your kid. Yes we have made it mini for your little one and packed with nutritients.

Dal and Vegetable Soup
Dal and Vegetable Soup

Chickoo is baby friendly as its naturally sweet and we have made this delicisous Chickoo Milkshake.  Remember to remove the thich outer layer of the skin as suggested in the recipe as your toddler will not be able to digest it. 


Chickoo MilkshakeChickoo Milkshake

For smaller toddlers who are use to Rice water then you can try this fab Rice Mash recipe which is lubricated with ghee to make it easier to swallow. 

Rice Mash for Babies

Rice Mash for Babies

For toddlers, parathas make terrific food since they can be enoyed without parental supervision and you can stuff healthy toddler food in like Paneer Vegetable Paratha. Also a great way to introduce your toddler to to cereals like jowar and bajra is to give them Multi Grain Palak Paneer Roti

Paneer and Vegetable ParathaPaneer and Vegetable Paratha

When and how much to feed toddlers from 1 to 3 years

Between the ages of 1 and 3 years, your bundle of energy will grow very rapidly, learning to crawl, talk etc. During this period, she will need to be fed more frequently. Unfortunately, right now, her small stomach is not in a situation to cope up with large meals.

So, offer small and frequent meals to your child. When you have leftover rotis, do try these innovative and simple Roti Ladoos for Babies and Toddler

Roti, Chapati Ladoo for Babies and ToddlersRoti, Chapati Ladoo for Babies and Toddlers

Also remember not to set hard and fast rules in terms of a particular time or number of meals, because what is really important is not the number of times your child eats but what she eats. You need to emphasize on the quality and not quantity of food she eats. Be flexible as rigidity regarding meal times may lead only to stubbornness.

Sprouts Khichdi ( Baby and Toddler)Sprouts Khichdi ( Baby and Toddler)

Toddler Recipes, Knowing when the toddler is hungry

Most babies show a decrease in appetite during this year, as they are busy concentrating on learning other skills. If your baby is one amongst them, do not worry, as they usually demand food when they are hungry and eat what they like.

On the other hand, some children might not be able to express that they are hungry. They may get tired, cry or nibble on anything that’s within their reach.

Carrot Beetroot Raita for Toddlers

Carrot Beetroot Raita for Toddlers

Now you need to be more attentive than usual, as your little angel may not understand that she is hungry and will probably realize it only once food is in sight. If she is hungry, she can cry or throw a tantrum too, so you need to be alert and remind her to eat by offering her food at regular intervals. What you can try from your side is to make food in different shapes and / or serve in attractive way like we have done in the recipe of Spring Vegetable Risotto

Spring Vegetable Risotto for Babies and ToddlersSpring Vegetable Risotto for Babies and Toddlers

It is possible that sometimes she may refuse to eat for no apparent reason. If you insist on force feeding, meal times will soon become a tug of war between you and your child making her extremely unpleasant and perhaps even lead her to develop an aversion of food.

If your little one is not particularly interested in all the foods that you offer and chooses to eat one or two things, do not force her to eat the foods she does not wish to eat. She will surely make up for this lack of eating in her next meal. Mothers are agonized if their baby has had no milk for one day, but it is okay to take a break from regular everyday foods, once in a while. Tempt her with cheese or paneer instead.

Mini Mixed Moong Dal Chila ( Baby and Toddler)

Mini Mixed Moong Dal Chila ( Baby and Toddler)


Toddler Food, Handling fussy toddlers

Some toddlers are also fussy about what they like and what they want to eat. By now, they have strong preferences, which might make you want to tear your hair out sometimes. This situation can be handled if you follow the basic principle of serving your baby the foods that she is already accustomed to and enjoys, while continuing to add new foods to her diet. Fussing over her may convey that eating is a means of getting family attention.

Potato Green Pea Tikki, Baby and Toddlers TikkiPotato Green Pea Tikki, Baby and Toddlers Tikki

Cook dishes that your toddler enjoys. Also, it is wiser to mask foods she doesn't like by mashing, or puréeing it. You can also mix those ingredients with your toddler’s favourite ones. Say, for example, veggies.

Try and mask veggies in the form of stuffing and spread it over the dosa. Check recipe of Moong Sprouts Dosa for Toddlers for this unique idea. 

Moong Sprouts Dosa for KidsMoong Sprouts Dosa for Kids

Toddlers also like variety in terms of textures, shapes and flavours as their taste buds are now almost developed.

Enjoy our healthy toddler recipes for 1 to 3 years  and other baby recipes articles below.

1. Recipes for 10 to 12 months Babies

2. Recipes for 8 to 9 months Babies

3. 7 months baby food

4. Recipes for weaning, 6 to 7 months

5. Teething Recipes for Babies

6. Babies Recipes



Crunchy Drops, Methi Bajra Crispies recipe
crunchy drops recipe for toddlers and kids | methi bajra crispies | bajra millet crackers with sesame seeds | methi bajra crackers | with 25 amazing images. Crunchy dro ....
Soya ki Sabzi recipe
soya ki sabzi | soya sabzi with mixed vegetables | indian soya vegetable This mildly spiced and nutritious Soya ki Subzi will make an excellent accompaniment for
Vegetable Parathas for Babies recipe
Not all children eat vegetables easily, and moms are always at a loss of ways to hide this nutritious food group into the child’s meals! Vegetable Parathas are a delicious way to do this. Your baby will enjoy the mild, soothing flavour derived from apt spice powders, a ....
Dal and Vegetable Soup ( Baby and Toddler) recipe
dal vegetable soup for babies and toddlers recipe | healthy dal vegetable soup for kids | moong dal mixed vegetable soup | how to make healthy dal vegetable soup for babies | with 25 amazing i ....
Golgappu Makes A Roti ( 2 To 8 Years Old Kids) recipe
Golgappu loves to discover how some of his favourite foods are made and from what they are made. Come and discover with golgappu the journey of wheat from the farm to the tava, in this story, 'golgappu makes a roti'.
Til Chikki ( Baby and Toddler) recipe
Leave alone children, even adults love the traditional, evergreen Til Chikki! This simple recipe gives a high dose of calcium and iron, which are wonder nutrients for your growing baby. We have made the recipe child-friendly by using a small amount of jaggery to sweeten it. While this gives a ....
Cheesy Risotto ( Recipe for Toddlers) recipe
Make this cheesy creamy delicacy with kid's all time favourite "rice' and watch your child dwell into this dish.
Corn and Peas with Cottage Cheese ( Baby and Toddler Recipe) recipe
Yellow pearls of corn combined with peas and cubes of cottage cheese look really appealing and i'm sure your little angel will enjoy munching on them. A new flavour of mixed dried herbs is added to perk up this dish, as children at this age do enjoy experimenting with newer flavours. You should cook ....
Mini Bajra and Oats Uttapa ( Baby and Toddler) recipe
mini bajra oats uttapam for toddlers recipe | healthy bajra oats mini uttapam | healthy mini uttapam for kids | mini oats uttapam for toddlers | with 23 amazing images. ....
Potato Green Pea Tikki, Baby and Toddlers Tikki recipe
Just toss all the ingredients into a large bowl and let your little ones do a spot of work! This amazing baby and toddler friendly tikki is a delight to munch on, with potatoes, green peas, crushed peanuts and paneer too. Kids will love mixing their favourite ingredients into a soft dough, and ....
Plum and Banana Purée ( Baby and Toddler Recipe) recipe
Sharp or acidic fruits like plums are not easily accepted by babies. But these fruits provide plenty of vitamin c and should be included in their diet. Adding some mashed banana tones down the sharpness of the plums and keeps both baby and you happy.
Creamy Pumpkin Soup ( Recipe for Toddlers) recipe
This creamy soup will make your kids fall in love with pumpkin which otherwise is avoided by them.
Rajma Salad for Toddlers recipe
rajma salad for toddlers recipe | healthy kidney bean salad for toddlers | kidney bean recipe for 1 year old | healthy salad for kids | with 11 amazing images. Rajma sal ....
Corn, Spinach and Penne Lollipops ( Recipe for Toddlers) recipe
Healthy iron and fibre rich lollipops will be surely loved by your kids.
Golgappu Makes French Fries ( 2 To 8 Years Old) recipe
Golgappu loves to discover how some of his favourite foods are made and from what they are made. Come and discover with golgappu the journey of potato from the farm to fries, in this story, 'golgappu makes french fries'.
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