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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.

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.

Indian Healthy Toddler Recipes for 1 to 3 years

Dal and Vegetable Soup
Dal and Vegetable Soup

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. 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. 

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. 

Paneer and Vegetable ParathaPaneer and Vegetable Paratha

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


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.

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.

Toddler Recipes, Knowing when the toddler is hungry

Chickoo MilkshakeChickoo Milkshake

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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



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 ....
Crunchy Drops ( Recipe for Toddlers) recipe
A delicious snack for packed lunch which your child will surely enjoy in his play school!
Dal and Vegetable Soup ( Baby and Toddler) recipe
This colourful soup is a good way to combine dal and vegetables, giving your little one the combined benefits of protein from dal and iron, folic acid, vitamin A and fibre from vegetables. Since this soup uses naturally flavourful veggies, you do not need any spices in this soup. Plus, the uni ....
Cheesy Corn and Vegetable Cutlets  ( Baby and Toddler) recipe
These mouth-watering and colourful cutlets are a great way to lure your kids into having a whole lot of nutritious ingredients! Grate the vegetables finely so that it is easy for your child to consume, and to make it all the more attractive you can roll the cutlets in fancy shapes and sizes. ....
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.
Sprouts Khichdi ( Baby and Toddler) recipe
A fast-growing baby needs super-foods like this to keep her charged! This yummy khichdi made with mixed sprouts has a hint of subtle spices like onions and garlic. If your baby enjoys this, it will ensure that meal times are splatter-free, more enjoyable and more satisfying for both of you. ....
Fruity Chana Salad  ( Baby and Toddler) recipe
Salads have great nutritive value and should be a part of your baby's meals. While most little ones are not enthusiastic about salads, if you include a few of their preferred ingredients, they won't even notice they're eating a salad. You can add any fruits your baby likes to supplement ....
Moong Sprouts Dosa  ( Baby and Toddler) recipe
I am sure your little one will relish this stuffed Moong Sprouts Dosa, as it has a lovely flavour and interesting texture too. The stuffing is an ideal way of introducing a combination of vegetables to your child's meal. The vegetables not only serve as an important source of nutrients like ca ....
Multigrain Palak Paneer Roti  (  Baby and Toddler) recipe
The Multigrain Palak Paneer Roti is a delicious way to introduce your baby to other cereals like jowar and bajra, in flour form. These flours are richer than wheat flour in fibre as well as in iron and folic acid, which are essential to build up haemoglobin stores. This experimentation is esse ....
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 ....
Beetroot and Carrot Raita ( Baby and Toddler) recipe
Well, your baby is getting older and it is time to think of planning meals with a main dish and an accompaniment too! You could, for example, serve parathas and pulaos with this colourful and tasty raita made of nutritious carrot and beetroot, combined with curds and seasoned with jeera powder ....
Mini Mixed Moong Dal Chila ( Baby and Toddler) recipe
This recipe is a perfect example that children are capable of eating the same dishes you eat – just that you need to tweak them a bit to make them baby-friendly. In fact, you need to introduce them to dishes that are part of your routine meal, rather than keep cooking their comfort foods, so t ....
Mini Bajra and Oats Uttapa ( Baby and Toddler) recipe
‘Mini’ is the best format to serve your child, as it is easy for her to handle all by herself! But the best part is that this recipe is mini only in size, but maxi in nutrient value, all thanks to carefully chosen ingredients like iron-rich bajra and fibre-rich oats. Grated carrot improves the ....
Paneer and Vegetable Paratha ( Baby and Toddler) recipe
Parathas make terrific toddler food since they can usually be enjoyed without parental supervision. Most babies will often hold onto a piece and nibble away while they're busy doing their own thing. It is also a superb option for moms to hide varied ingredients inside the dough! Here, for exam ....
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 ....
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