Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mung and carrots -indian baby food

Yellow lentils also know mung are packed with dietary fiber,protein and essential vitamins,they are also know be easy on the tummy and are hence recommended to babies and elderly.
This recipe can be introduced when you little one is ready to move ahead from simple purees ,always consult a doctor before making any change to your baby's diet .  Lets  see how to prepare this nourishing meal .

mung(hulled)-1/4 cup
water-1/2 cup
carrots -1/4 cup or any vegetable of your choice
ajwain also known as omam or carom seeds powder -couple pinches
salt- as per taste

  •  start by rinsing the mung ,add double the amount of  water and keep aside,
  • prepare carrots by washing and scraping off the skin and dice into small pieces .
  • In a pressure pan combine the carrots, the mung bean a little bit of salt and couple pinches of carom seeds ,mix everything well and cook for about 1 -2 whistle
  • let this cool , add a little water and using a hand blender or food processor make everything into a smooth paste ,take care not to leave any lumps as babies can easily choke .
  • cool completely before feeding to your little one 
Here is a quick video tutorial:

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