Masoor Dal (split red lentil) – 1 tablespoon
Moong Dal (split green gram) – 1 tablespoon
Carrot – 1/4th cup (coarsely chopped)
French beans – 2 tablespoons (finely chopped)
Tomato – 2 tablespoons (de-skinned, de-seeded and chopped)
Potato – 1 small (de-skinned and chopped)
Salt – to taste (optional)
1. Wash lentils till water is clear.
2. Add a pinch of salt if desired and pressure-cook all ingredients in 1 cup of water, on medium flame, till 3 whistles.
3. Allow the mixture to cool down completely before transferring to a mixer, and blend to make a smooth paste. If your baby has learnt to chew, you can avoid blending it and instead mash it up coarsely, using the back of a spoon.
4. Serve lukewarm.
5. You can add a tiny pinch of white pepper powder once your baby is older.
6. Maintain hygiene during all stages of preparation
100 grams of moong dal contains 106 kCal of energy and is a good source of sodium, potassium, carbohydrate and protein.
100 grams of Masoor dal provides 346 calories and is a great source of protein.
Tomatoes are rich in potassium, vitamin A, phosphorus and other minerals and vitamins. One medium-sized tomato contains 22 calories.
Carrots are a rich source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene and hence very good for eyes. It is also high in antioxidants and boosts the immunity.
French beans are a good source of potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium.