Continued from: Baby Food Recipes 6 to 9 months old / Wholesome Baby Food Weaning Recipes
Moong Dal ka paani for babies/ Lentil soup ( 6 months+)
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.
Vegetable Soup recipe for babies (6 months+)
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
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.
- Baby Food Recipes 6 to 9 months old / Wholesome Baby Food Weaning Recipes
- Moong Dal Pani/ Lentil Soup, Vegetable Soup, Vegetable Khichdi
- Suji Halwa, Suji Upma, Apple Suji Kheer
- Dal & Vegetable Soup, Atta Halwa, Sweet Potato Kheer
- Pumpkin & Carrot Mash, Beetroot & Carrot Mash, Peas Carrot puree, Papaya puree
- Apple suji Porridge,Banana suji Halwa
86 Replies to “Moong Dal Pani/ Lentil Soup, Vegetable Soup, Vegetable Khichdi”
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.
Thank you, Varsha! Please see this article on how to make Moong dal soup or dal ka pani.
Can you guide me My 6 month old daughter dose not take anything except my Breastfeed.
I tried So many Milk Powder brands and Cerelac also but does not help.
Kindly suggest me some home made food for my daughter
Try giving simple fruit purees like banana and apple puree. Once she starts taking a teaspoon or so, then gradually increase the amount.
Thank you so much. My 9 month loved it.. he is typically a picky eater.. But he ate all of it..Thanks again 🙂
Very happy to know that your baby loved it. Feel free to write in with any of your queries!! 🙂
Can I give peas and black pepper powder to my 8 month old baby girl.
You may give but start with just a very small pinch to see how baby takes it.
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 ?
You are very welcome, Rumana!! Yes, you can continue giving rice and soup.
Really gonna try each recipe from this section……..
Hope my boy likes it 🙂
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!
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. 🙂
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!
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
My baby age is 13 months plz suggest any pickle items like pudina.chetny
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?
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.
I have a small question. Can I start oatmeal to my baby.my baby is 8 month old. Can to make vedio on otemeal recipes.
Thank you Bhagyashri! Do check out apple oatmeal here
My baby is six and half months older .i definately try kichdi and banana smoothy .thank u ..
Hi Priya, can i know how to prepare applesauce.
Hi Devika, We have shared how to prepare applesauce here. Hope it helps.
Can u pls share ur recipe of khichdi for 6 month old.
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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?
Thank you for your kind words.
Do check out Applesauce, apple suji kheer, apple ragi halwa, banana sheera, apple oats porridge etc.
Apple sauce – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY5Wf8PznLg
Can I roast rawa in butter instead of using ghee?
You can roast raw in unsalted white butter, though ghee is best. You can also make ghee from white butter. Hope it helps.
Thank u shishuworld for guiding me various variety of recepies for my 9 month old baby, I need your kind suggestion regarding my baby meal he is now 9 months old but don’t take khichdi or thick consistency foods n if I try he vomit out all. He is still on puree type meal n I am feeding suji banana kheer but so runny, milk n blended banana, milk with blended biscuits I m so worried babies of his age taking khichdi mashed potatoes etc but he can’t all his reports are cleared no reflux problem. Should I give him some time or try again and again to feed him veggies soups n khichdi? Kindly guide me
I can understand your anxiety, but babies develop at different pace, so no point comparing with others. Good thing is your baby doesn’t have any underlying problem. So, give him some more time. Gradually thicken his food like when you give sufi banana kheer, mash 1 tsp banana instead of pureeing it and mix with remaining puree. It will not be as offensive as giving complete solid food. If he takes that then do the same with other foods like khichdi. You can also mash khichdi or puree it so that he becomes used to the savoury taste. Hope it helps! Feel free to write again and let us know how he is progressing.
I am not giving salt and sugar to my baby but we put little salt in wheat flour while preparing roti is it a problem. sometimes I give biscuit is it safe to give.
How old is your baby, Rani?
hi pls recommend me some ways for making my son have khchidi he is seven months old
To start, you can simply mix moong dal and rice in equal quantities and cook them together for plain khichdi and then add vegetable etc to it.
Do check out this article. We have shared 10 ways to make khichdi for babies, toddlers & older kids too.
For sweet potato kheer, u referring baby milk to B/M or formula? Right
Yes. Once your baby starts regular milk, you can use that too.
Hi priya my baby boy has completed 6 month tday i have started feeding ragi powder liquid but he s not taking it plz suggest me what should i strt now…
Hi Tasneem, If he does not want to take ragi, try other things. You may try some fruit purees like apple, banana, cheeku etc. This food chart for 6 months might help. Feel free to ask any questions you have.
Hi priya my baby completed 8 month
I have a question my 8mon old baby has constipation problem .
So giving only one kind of solid and continued from two month still she has constipation not pooping four days or 5days and can u suggest food food chart and receives for 8mon old baby .
ThAnk you dear great work u r doing. God bless you . Keep going up and do all these good thing. Stay blessed always lots of love from all the moms side bcuz feeding and food concern is biggest part of kids which u helped a lot of moms
Thank you for your kind words!
We already have a 8 months food chart for babies. Do check it out and feel free to write in with your queries.
Please advise if salt can be added for 6 month old babies, i have started giving her khichdi (which is washed dried and powdered), daal ka paani, rice water.i add little salt and little turmeric.
Also i have started with oats (roasted & Pwdered), nachni satva i add jaggery.
Hi Asha, Please don’t add salt to baby’s food. You can add a pinch of turmeric.
Please check this article for detailed explanation.
Your baby’s diet looks varied and good. You may also introduce fruits and veggies gradually.
hello my baby is six months old..i hav seen ur receipes and understood .and its really helpfull..thanks to you …but jus confused with what to start first ..i am giving him apple ..rice ..atta seera…i hav not given dal till now ..should i start with suji halwa ya dal ka pani ..
Thank you Sapna! Do check out our 6 month baby food chart where we have given weekly meal plan for introducing solids to baby.
hello my question is do we need to try even fruits for three days ya we can try each fruit each day ..like i am giving atta ka halwa from two days ..in lunch and with tat in bfast i am giving apple ..so trow mor in bfast can i jump in for papaya in bfast and again lm lunch same atta ka seera ..
Hi Sapna, Yes you can!
The 3 day rule simply means that you give baby enough time to adjust and ensure s/he is not allergic to any food you introduce.
i am waiting for your reply ….
Thank you so much…
hey in ragi these items r mixed can we give to baby ,,its homemade my aunty prepares it .she told me to give.i would like to confirm with u once …and the ingredients r mufali,wheat,brown rice,ragi,kaju,badam,pista,apricot,jawar,moong,mogar dal,white corn,rajma,soya beans,elachi,kala channa,maki,maoor dal,rice,bajari …al 100 gms has been added ..is this good enough to give .he is seven mths now.i mean seven jus started ..
Start with just a teaspoon of this porridge once baby is 8 months old and see how he is able to digest, then gradually increase the quantity.
hello ….my baby is colic child…so if i gave him moong dal ,he had gas,he cried a lot and wen again i gave him carrot and doodhi soup he had gas and cried a lot agian for three days ..so i am little worried wat to give and wat not to..he is getting al the nutritions..i did not give him any dal ka pani ..i am giving him oats,apple,wheat halwa,sometimes nestum rice,rice ceral with carrot …he is gonna complete seven mths in 10 days ..which cerelac i can give him now ..wat is tat i can give him in which he dont have gas..can i give him three meals now ..like oats in mor ,wheat in lunch and nestum rice in eve ..its nt heavy for the child right …would wait for ur reply.thank you so much
It is ok to not give or delay dal ka pani in case you feel it is causing gas. Give what know suits him. Wait for a couple of weeks and then start 3 meals a day.
waiting for ur reply
Hi ?? my son just turned 7 months old n I haven’t started giving anything except BM …so pls let me know wat to start giving him with timings
You can start with reading up on how to start solids.
Also check out the food charts for 6 months and 7 months.
Thank you for every other fantastic post. The place else could anybody get that type
of info in such an ideal method of writing?
I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such info.
Hi priya your recipes and meal plans are really very nice…I will definitely try this to my 7 months daughter …but I have a doubt..right now…what ever I give to my baby 8 mean like idli..milk…I’m adding sugar in that….is it safe to add sugar?…actually…doctor suggested me to add sugar…but still I’m little bit conscious of my child …so will u please suggest me better option….For this…I’mean like honey….etc
Hi Shalini, Thank you for your kind words. Now to your query, please do not add sugar or salt or even honey in your baby’s food till the age of 1 year. If you want to sweeten your baby food use natural sweeteners like banana, apples and dates.
Check out unsafe foods during first year in this link: http://www.shishuworld.com/foods-to-avoid-during-first-year/
In the suji halwa recipe, you have asked to Add babys milk. What is babys milk. Are you reference to cows milk or formula milk? What else can be added instead of babys milk
Hi Neha, It simply means milk which baby is otherwise having. You can add formula milk.
Can I mix baby formula milk in preparing baby food?
Glad I was able to google and found about this site. My little one just completed her 6 months and I now got an idea of what is the good start for my angel. Will try out your weekly diet chart and I hope she would fit to it :). Thanks for putting your experience as helping lessons for all the new moms around.
Very happy to know that you found to helpful. Lots of love to your little one.
This article is something I was searching for! Being a new mom is a tough task, you don’t know what to and what not to feed your baby. My little one is a fussy eater and doesn’t like too much of solid foods.
Hi my baby is 6month old she just take breastfeed and sometime orange juice one or 2 slices , black grapes juice one or 2 grapes only
I tried dal water but initially without salt she doesn’t ate then I added pinch of salt now she takes but in small quantity only
I tried suji halwa but she doesn’t ate
Also I tried kichdi again she doesn’t ate
My daugher 6.5 months and I gave her some mashed (watery) toor dal and mixed it to her cooked rice (powered) and am guessing it gave her gas in the night and she cried with that. When it is safe and advisable to give her other dals apart from toor? should we soak daal well before we cook it? or should we add any hing or jeera? please post your ideas?
I have one question.my baby is 6 Mon old. when I start rice meal in my baby
You can start now. Start the baby gradually to other foods and once baby is used to having purees, you can give overcooked rice with a little dal or make a soft khichdi and give.
My baby is 7m+. How much tablespoon of each meal like moong daal water, mashes daliya, vegetable soup is sufficient for a one time meal? She often reject meals once she take 2-3 spoon or will keep it in her mouth for 10-15minutes
Hi i liked your recepies. My baby doesnot take milk at all. Doctor told to give solids only. As of mow he will take cerelac two times a day all stage one. Can you guve me high calorie meal so that he can get required calories in three meals
You’ve suggested to add apple sauce in most foods for sweet taste or thickening the food. How’s it possibly to cook fresh apple sauce every time? Can in use apple sauce made in morning or the water remaining after boiling it? Please advice
Hi , I really loved the way you created this page it is very helpful and easy for moms to organise. I have a query regarding my baby food she is now completed 7 months I am giving nestum but now wanted to follow your food chart for my baby. Before starting any new food you told to do 3 day test. In this if I have to give kichidi as per your chart how can I add the different veggies and how will I know what will suit her? And even doctor suggested egg when Can I give that ? Appreciate your response on this….
hello Priya. i am really a keen reader of your blog and your blog inspired me to start my own blog. currently i am facing troubles getting traffic on my site. this will be solved. No worries. on behalf of the world thanking you for creating sishuworld. 🙂 Cheers!
I have 6 months baby..cn u tell me.weight gaining food