Baby Food Recipes 6 to 9 months old / Wholesome Weaning Recipes

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Baby Recipes 6 to 9 months old


6 to 9 Month Baby Food Recipes 

Most babies in this age-group have already started with solid food but only just. Hence, it is important to give them food which is not allergenic and is easy to digest. Common fruits and vegetables can be given to baby even as first foods. In this section, we list some homemade baby food recipes for 6 months onwards.

How and when to introduce solids to baby

Baby first foods

Below weaning recipes involve multiple ingredients, so try these only after you have introduced your baby to individual ingredients and baby did not show any adverse reaction to them. Do not add salt or sugar to recipes for your baby. Read more on why salt should be avoided in infant’s diet.

Do not take below measurements/quantities as one feed. This is only for proportion and you should change depending upon how much or less you want to make.


Stewed Fruits Recipe for babies

Good old stewed fruits. Stewed fruits can be given to baby after she has had apple and pear separately without any adverse reaction. This baby food recipe is for 6 months and above.

Stewed Apple


1 Apple, 1 Pear

1 cup water


1.Pit and peel both apple and pear.

2.Cut both fruits into small pieces. Put in a pan or pressure cooker.

3.Add water.

4.Let the fruits cook for 15-20 minutes till soft or till 5-6 whistles in pressure cooker.

5.Mash or blend the fruit well and serve once cooled.

 Apple Sauce Recipe for Babies

Apple sauce is very easy to make. Apple sauce can be given as is or as an addition to other dishes to add a little natural sweetness when required.



Moong Dal ka paani for babies/ Lentil soup

Moong dal ka paani is one of the most recommended first foods for babies. Many people however, just skim the water on top of cooked dal. Unfortunately, that does not contain any nutrients.

Here is how to make dal ka paani or lentil soup.


 Cheeku Shake recipe for babies

Cheeku shake is an easy and simple recipes for 7 months+ babies.

You can use banana , avocado , melon or papaya in place of cheeku.



1 cheeku

½ cup breastmilk or formula


1.Pit and peel the cheeku.

2.Cut both fruits into small pieces.

3.Blend the fruit in mixer to a fine paste.

4.Mix this with breastmilk or formula.

5.Adjust consistency to your baby’s preference and serve.



Banana Smoothie for babies

Give this to your baby once she has been started on yogurt. You can use cheeku, avocado, melon or papaya in place of banana.



1 Banana

½ cup yogurt


1.Cut banana into small pieces.

2.Add yogurt.

3.Mash or blend the fruit well and serve after adjusting the consistency to your baby’s preference.



Vegetable Soup recipe for babies

Great way to feed veggies to your growing baby. You can add as many or as few vegetables as you have.Don’t add salt to your baby’s food.



1 carrot, ½ potato, few peas, beans, 1 piece pumpkin, 1 piece bottle gourd(lauki)

2 cups water

A pinch of turmeric


1.Clean and wash all vegetables well in running water.

2.Dice them into small pieces.

3.Put them into the pressure cooker along with water and turmeric.

4.Let it cook till 5-6 whistles and veggies well-cooked (You should be able to mash them with a spoon).

5.Blend using a hand blender or mixer.

6.Adjust consistency to your baby’s liking and serve.



Khichdi for 6-9 months Babies

Khichdi is an absolutely versatile way of feeding veggies and dal to your baby. This is a complete meal in itself and has been given to babies for ages. You can feed even older children without mashing it. You can also add more spices like cumin, coriander to it for older kids.

10 types of Khichdi recipes for babies  

Vegetable Khichdi for 7-9 months old babies (no salt)

You can give this yummy khichdi as a complete meal once your baby has been introduced to individual components.


1 tbsp rice

1 tbsp moong dal (green gram)

(Moong dal is very easy to digest , hence good for babies. As your baby grows older , you can try other pulses ,like masoor dal ( split red lentils)

1 carrot, ½ potato, few peas, beans, 1 piece pumpkin, 1 piece bottle gourd(lauki), 1 piece raw papaya

(Add as many or as few veggies as you like)

A pinch of turmeric

Khichdi - Indian baby food


1.Clean and wash dal and rice well.

2.Soak dal and rice in water for half an hour.

3.Clean and wash the veggies.

4.Add everything to a pressure cooker.

5.Add a pinch of turmeric.

6.Pressure cook this for 5-6 whistles, till everything is well- cooked (You should be able to mash them with a spoon).

7.Mash khichdi with a spoon and serve for your baby.



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Suji(Semolina) Halwa for babies

Semolina is very easy to digest and is given to babies since time immemorial.This halwa for baby is without sugar. You should not add sugar to your baby’s food. If you want to make it sweet, add a mashed pice of banana or a little applesauce to this halwa. Your baby is going to love this. This can be given to baby in place of commercial cereals.



Suji Halwa for Babies


Suji Halwa   


1 tbsp suji (semolina)

1 cup water


1.Dry roast suji in a pan, stirring continuously else it can burn. (Once your baby has been started on dairy, you roast suji in a little ghee)

2.Once suji is roasted a little and gives off nice aroma, add water.

3.Keep stirring to avoid lumps.

4.Bring it to your desired consistency for the baby. It should be a little thin as it keeps getting thicker once it cools down.

5.Your baby will love the smooth texture. Add mashed banana or applesauce to make it sweet. You can also add baby’s regular milk to adjust consistency and taste.


Suji(Semolina) Upma for Babies

This is another variation with veggies and spices(optional).


2 tbsp suji (semolina)

1/4 cup Mixed veggies – carrot, peas, beans, potato(boiled and mashed)

1-2 cups water


1.Dry roast suji in a pan, stirring continuously else it can burn. (Once your baby has been started on dairy, you roast suji in a little ghee)

2.Once suji is roasted a little and gives off nice aroma, add water.

3.Keep stirring to avoid lumps.

4.Add mashed veggies.

5.You can add a pinch of turmeric, cumin powder and a pinch of salt. This is optional step.

6.Bring it to your desired consistency for the baby. It should be a little thin as it keeps getting thicker once it cools down.


Apple Suji Kheer for Babies

Suji can also be cooked along with apple to make this delicious apple and suji porridge.

 Apple Suji/ rawa kheer/ porridge for babies



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27 Responses to “Baby Food Recipes 6 to 9 months old / Wholesome Weaning Recipes”

  1. Just what I was looking for my 6 month old baby. Please tell me how I can make dal water and rice water. Thank you.

  2. Thank you so much. My 9 month loved it.. he is typically a picky eater.. But he ate all of it..Thanks again 🙂

    • Priya Sachan

      Very happy to know that your baby loved it. Feel free to write in with any of your queries!! 🙂

  3. Kiran pandey

    Can I give peas and black pepper powder to my 8 month old baby girl.

    • Priya Sachan

      You may give but start with just a very small pinch to see how baby takes it.

  4. Thank you for all the help and dis amazing website.. My 7 months daughter loves eating brown rice with veg soup( potatoes tomatoes carrot peas) I give her every alternate day. Can I continue ?

    • Priya Sachan

      You are very welcome, Rumana!! Yes, you can continue giving rice and soup.

  5. Hello, Wanted to check if I can give Atta halwa for my little one, she is 7 1/2 months old. I tried it out once with applesauce. But It does constipate her a little bit. Should I postpone it to the next month.? I can see that it is one your weaning recipes for 6-9 month old babies. And I do like your site, amazing how you actually realize and understand that as mothers we would like to learn even basic recipes like dal paani. We know how to make it but then it is reassuring to have a second opinion(especially for a first time mom like me) and also learn quick/easy ways to prepare all this stuff. Thanks so much! You are my goto person for everything under the sun when it comes to my baby!

    • Priya Sachan

      Hi Uma, Thanks for your kind words!! Your encouraging words keep us motivated! I perhaps realize what first time mums need because I have gone through the same grind raising my daughter who is now 5 years old. 🙂
      Coming back to your question, try giving the halwa without the applesauce. Applesauce can constipate some babies. You may try giving it with a little banana or plain. If you still feel he is getting constipated, feel free to postpone. Every baby is different and you know your baby better than any guidelines. 🙂

  6. Super of you to put all that experience gained to such good use! Btw, tried it plain, worked better for her. And all the recipes and meal plans work so well for her, and of course – ME!Thanks a ton, Priya!Keep up the good work!

  7. My son (8 month old) not showing interest to solid food.taking only 5 mouth. Pls tel me how to make him to eat more

  8. Hi Priya …my son is six months old. Have started solid food and have tried many recipes from your site. He doesn’t like khicdi or veggie soup without salt. Many days I kept trying mentioned food without salt but he didn’t eat and just to try it out added a pinch of salt to it and he had it at least. So is it okay if I continue with a pinch of salt?

    Thank you!

  9. Hi priya. I’m very thankful to you. I live in USA and here no one family member with me. This site is very helpful to me. I alway follows month wise plan meal for my baby. And also following your recipes it save my life.
    Thank so much.

  10. I have a small question. Can I start oatmeal to my baby is 8 month old. Can to make vedio on otemeal recipes.

  11. Poornima Upadhyaya

    My baby is six and half months older .i definately try kichdi and banana smoothy .thank u ..

    • Priya Sachan

      Hi Devika, We have shared how to prepare applesauce here. Hope it helps.

  12. Pallavi Gupta

    Can u pls share ur recipe of khichdi for 6 month old.

    • Priya Sachan

      The recipe is on this page too. We have recently changed the layout for better viewing. Can you please be kind enough to let me know if this page is easier for you as a user?

      Here are our consolidation of

  13. Amulya

    Hi Priya,I am so glad to see your site while browsing for recipes for my 7 months daughter.This site helped me a lot.Can you suggest some more recipes with apple and banana?


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