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Quick Baby Recipies

When we are busy with our routine or office work we prefer quick recipes for us and for our babies. Babies from 6 months to one year love eating porridge and fruit purees and juices. These recipes can also be travel-friendly. And babies love them. So without wasting any time let's look at these recipes. All these recipes are very healthy and very good for brain and body development. These recipes have to be given at mealtime, not for snacks for babies less than one year. 

While introducing peanuts, check for any allergies. If you see any allergy then stop using them in your baby's food. Consult your doctor when and how to use them.

The other quick recipes are of course cerelac and corn flakes. I don't see them much healthy as they are packaged foods and contain some preservatives.

Cow milk, honey, salt, sugar, oil, spices shouldn't be used in your baby's food. Instead, you can use ajwain, zeera powder, turmeric, and black pepper after 9 months of age. To know more about what to introduce and what to avoid for your baby check out these food charts:-


Poha Porridge:-

This is one of the easiest recipes and light food for your baby. 
  • Take a cup full of poha also known as flattened rice.
  • Fry it on a pan without adding oil or ghee until it changes its color to light brown or becomes more crispy.
  • When it comes to room temperature grind it to a fine powder.
  • You can store it in an air-tight glass or plastic container for future use.
  • When you want to feed your baby, then take one to two spoons of poha powder and add them to hot water.
  • You can also add fruit purees to it like apple, banana, pear purees.
  • Serve it when it is warm.
  • If you are traveling you can use this powder to make simple poha for your baby.


Oats Porridge:-

One of the healthiest and tummy full options for babies.

  • Take a cup full of oats. You can use any kind of oats available in the market. For babies below one year don't use masala oats or others with artificial flavors. Milk oats are the best.
  • Fry it on a pan without adding oil or ghee until it changes its color to light brown or becomes more crispy.
  • When it comes to room temperature grind it to a fine powder.
  • You can store it in an air-tight glass or plastic container for future use. Use it within a week.
  • When you want to feed your baby, then take one to two spoons of oats powder and add them to hot water and boil it for 5 minutes.
  • You can also add fruit purees to it like apple, banana, pear, dates purees.
  • Serve it when it is warm.



Immunity Booster Porridge:-

My doctor suggested me this recipe when my son turned 6 months old.
  • Take one cup of regular rice.
  • One cup of tuvar dal.
  • Half cup of ragi whole or ragi powder.
  • One tablespoon of peanuts.
  • One tablespoon of dry fruits like badam, Kaju, pista, walnuts, and anjeer.
  • Fry all these items on a pan without adding oil or ghee for 5 minutes or until they change their color to light brown.
  • When they all come to room temperature grind each one of them separately.
  • Mix the powder of rice dal and ragi. Keep peanut powder and dry fruit powder in another box.
  • When it's lunchtime for your baby add the mixture of rice, dal, and ragi in a pan with water and cook it for 10 minutes. Add a little bit of peanut powder and dry fruit powder. You can use dry fruit powder regularly in winters ut not in summers. In summers use it twice or thrice a week or else it may cause constipation in your baby. Use it within a week.
  • You can also add spinach leaves while cooking.
  • After cooking add a half tablespoon of ghee and serve it warm.

Rice Porridge:-

Basic and light food. Full of carbohydrates.
  • Take one cup of regular rice.
  • Fry it in a pan without adding oil or ghee until it turns light brown.
  • Grind it to a fine powder after cooling down.
  • Store it in an air-tight container. Use it within a week.
  • While preparing food, take one to two spoons of rice powder and add it to a pan with water.
  • Cook it for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with some desi ghee or curd.

Dal Porridge:-

This is a heavy and protein-rich food.
  • Take one cup of tuvar dal, masoor dal, or moon dal.
  • Fry it on a pan without adding oil or ghee until it turns light brown.
  • Grind it to a fine powder after cooling down.
  • Store it in an air-tight container. Use it within a week.
  • While preparing food, take one to two spoons of dal powder and add it to a pan with water.
  • Cook it for 5 minutes.
  • Serve it warm with ghee 

Ragi Porridge:-

Trusted for its health benefits since olden days.
  • Take one cup of the whole ragi or ragi powder.
  • Fry it on a pan without adding oil or ghee until they turn slightly brown and a nice aroma comes out.
  • Cool it down and grind it to a fine powder.
  • Store it in an air-tight container in a cool and dry place. Use it within a week.
  • While preparing food, take one to two spoons of ragi powder and add it to room temperature water.
  • Mix it in water without any lumps.
  • Now add the mixture to a pan and boil it for 5 minutes.
  • Make a smooth paste.
  • Add ghee and serve warm.

Wheat Dosa:-

  • This is a 5-minute recipe. Useful for moms to make breakfast or dinner if they are in a hurry.
  • Take one cup of wheat in a bowl. Add some salt to it.
  • Add water and make sure the better is not too thick and not too watery. Its consistency should be like a smooth paste. 
  • To a small pan add one spoon of oil. Add mustard seeds, jeera, curry leaves, half onion, half tomato and fry them for a minute.
  • Turn off the flame and add it to the wheat batter.
  • You can also add some kotimeer, pudina, green chilli, and ginger-garlic to the batter if you want.
  • Now take a non-stick pan and heat it.
  • Add one spoon of batter and make it in the share of a dosa. 
  • Keep the flame on medium and cook both sides for 5 minutes.
  • That's it yummy wheat dosa is ready.
  • Enjoy it with chutney, sauce, or curd. 
  • If your baby is small then avoid adding onions, curry leaves, green chilli, and tomatoes. Because they will not be able to chew them. 

 Suji Upma:-

  • Take half a cup of suji and fry it on a pan for 5 minutes or until it turns golden brown and a nice aroma comes out of it.
  • Now add water to the suji and cook it for 5 minutes on high flame and 5 to 7 minutes on medium flame.
  • Cook until it becomes a smooth paste.
  • Adust the consistency of the upma according to your baby's requirement.
  • You can add whole jeera, mustard seeds, onion, salt, black pepper, or sugar for babies above one year of age.
  • Below one year of age, you can add black pepper, zeera powder, or coriander powder.
  • If you have just started solids for your baby then avoid adding spices. Give them in a simple pureed form with breastmilk or formula milk.
  • You can also cook upma with cow milk or make a kheer out of it after your baby turns one year.
  • You can also add apple puree, dates puree, jaggery, or any other fruits puree below one year of age to make it more tasty and healthy or if your baby resists eating it plain.

 Ragi Dosa:-

  • Ragi contains high amounts of iron and calcium in it which is very essential for the healthy growth of your baby.
  • To make the ragi batter take 2 spoons of ragi powder, one spoon of wheat flour or besan, half tablespoon of salt, one spoon of curd, and one-third cup or 90 ml of water. You can avoid curd if you want.
  • Mix all these things In a bowl continuously until it becomes a smooth paste without any lumps.
  • Place the mixture in a bowl and cover it with a lid for 10 to 15 minutes. You can use it instantly if you want. You can use it instantly if you want.
  • At breakfast time add some salt to the dosa batter and make dosa on a non-stick tavva cooking on both sides with ghee or oil.
  • Make dosa a little bit thick for your baby instead of making it thin and crispy.
  • If your baby is below one year then don't add salt. 
  • You can start introducing cheela to your baby at 8 months of age.
  • For babies below one year of age, you can dip the cheela in formula milk, breastmilk, or plain water to make it softer.
  • You can add an egg on top of the dosa while making it on the pan for babies above one year of age.

 French Toast:-


  • Bread has always been our favorite food. When you are in a hurry just grab a sandwich and run to work. You can have it in your car, on a bus, train, or even on a bike. 
  • We prefer it mainly at breakfast as we don't get enough time to prepare food as we are in a hurry to leave to office.
  • And also when your kid is getting late for school this breakfast is the perfect option.
  • With bread, you can make many varieties of dishes like an egg sandwiches, vegetable sandwiches, non-veg sandwiches, Bread and jam, bread with peanut butter, etc. 
  • This makes a complete meal when taken with a glass of milk.
  • To make french toast you need 1 or 2 eggs and 2 or 4 slices of bread.
  • Take 2 eggs and put them in a bowl.
  • Add salt, pepper, turmeric, red chili.
  • Beat the eggs completely.
  • Now put a pan on the stove.
  • Add one spoon of ghee, butter, or oil.
  • Dip the slice of bread in the egg mixture and place it on the pan.
  • Dip both sides completely.
  • Now cook it for just 5 minutes on medium flame.
  • Your yummy french toast is done.


 Corn Flakes:-

  • This breakfast option has always been a mom's favorite dish as it is very quick to make.
  • Just adding corn flakes in cow milk with some honey or sugar can make it a healthy breakfast.
  • For babies below one year of age, you can make it in powder form and use formula milk or breastmilk to serve it to your baby without adding sugar and honey.


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