Nutritious baby vegetable cereal recipes – Homemade vegetable cereals for 6 to 12 months babies

Feed your baby with healthy vegetable cereals. HOW TO MAKE introducing the special vegetable cereal recipes for first food eating babies. Is your baby heading to 6th month? So it’s the perfect time to feed your baby with solid food. Here are the nutritious homemade baby vegetable cereals recipes like carrot cereal, amaranth leaves cereal and bottle gourd cereal. Generally 6th month is the recommended age for starting solid foods. So these recipes are appropriate for the babies who are in age of 6 to 12 months.

Feeding the baby with different vegetables like carrot, green leafy and bottle gourd allows the infant to gain vitamins, fiber, minerals and proteins. Milk contains only the calcium but feeding the vegetables can gives lot of health benefits to the baby. Ajwain is added after preparation of the cereal so this will give an easy digestion for baby.

Carrot cereal

Carrot is the crunchy power food. Carrot is being grated and boiled in the hot water. So that the carrot becomes smooth and baby can easily swallow the tiny pieces of carrot. Carrot consists of vitamin A which is best for improving vision and throws out the toxins in the body. So add this vegetable in daily cereal for your baby and feed them with this tasty carrot cereal.

Carrot cereal

Carrot cereal

Ingredients

Carrot cereal ingredients

  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Toor dal – 1 cup
  • Soamp or Ajwain / carom seeds – 4tbsp
  • Salt
  • Carrot – 2

How to Make

Preparation process

Preparation process

Step 1: Take a pan on the stove and give a medium flame.

Step 2: Add the rice to the hot pan till golden yellow. Collect it into a bowl.

hot pan till golden yellow

Step 3: In the same pan add toor dal and fry it for 5mins. Collect it into a bowl.

pan add toor dal

Step 4: Same way add soamp or ajwain or carom seeds into the pan and fry it for 5 mins. Collect it into a separate bowl.

Step 5: Add small jar and grind these fried rice, toor dal and ajwain seeds separately into a fine powders. (Don’t mix all the ingredients and grind, grind it separately)

small jar and grind these fried rice

small jar and grind these fried rice1

Step 6: Now peel off the carrot and grate it nicely. Keep this a side.

Cooking process

Step 7: Now take a small vessel on stove and give a medium flame. Add ½ glass of water to it.

Step 8: The water starts boiling now add carrot grate to it.

boiling now add carrot

Step 9: Allow the carrot to boil in water. Mean while take a small bowl add normal water to it.

carrot to boil in water

Step 10: Add 2tbsp of toor dal powder into the water and mix it well by avoiding lumps.

toor dal powder into the water

Step 11: Pour this liquid into the boiling carrot water. Let it boil.

Pour this liquid into the boiling

Step 12: same way take another bowl add water to it and add 2tbsp of rice powder.

another bowl add water

Step 13: Mix it well and pour this into the boiling carrot water.

well and pour this into the boiling

Step 14: Mix it well and add little salt.

Step 15: You can observe the mixture getting stronger. Turn off the flame.

mixture getting stronger

Step 16: Add 1 pinch of ajwain.

ajwain.

Carrot cereal is ready.

Amaranth leaves cereal

Green leafy vegetables are nutritional powerhouses. You can choose any green leafy vegetable for preparing this cereal. I have chosen amaranth leaves which are available. Green vegetables are rich source of calcium and iron. Just cut the leaves into small pieces and boil in hot water. So that the leaf becomes smooth and easily becomes pulp. When it is mixed with rice powder and toor dal it gives more taste.

Amaranth leaves cereal

Amaranth leaves cereal

Ingredients

Amaranth leaves cereal ingredients

  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Toor dal – 1 cup
  • Soamp or Ajwain / carom seeds – 4tbsp
  • Salt
  • Amaranth leaves – 1 cup

How to Make

Preparation process

Step 1: Take a pan on the stove and give a medium flame.

Step 2: Add the rice to the hot pan till golden yellow. Collect it into a bowl.

Step 3: In the same pan add toor dal and fry it for 5mins. Collect it into a bowl.

Step 4: Same way add soamp or ajwain or carom seeds into the pan and fry it for 5 mins. Collect it into a separate bowl.

Step 5: Add small jar and grind these fried rice, toor dal and ajwain seeds separately into a fine powders. (Don’t mix all the ingredients and grind, grind it separately)

Step 6: Wash the amaranth leaves nicely in large amount of water for 3-4 times.

Step 7: Now chop the leaves into small pieces.

chop the leaves into small pieces

Cooking process

Step 8: Now take a small vessel on stove and give a medium flame. Add ½ glass of water to it.

small vessel on stove

Step 9: Add chopped amaranth leaves to the boiling water.

chopped amaranth leaves

Step 10: Add 2tbsp of toor dal powder into the water and mix it well by avoiding lumps.

toor dal powder

Step 11: Pour this liquid into the boiling amaranth leaves water. Let it boil.

amaranth leaves water

Step 12: Same way take another bowl add water to it and add 2tbsp of rice powder.

Step 13: Mix it well and pour this into the boiling amaranth leaves water.

boiling amaranth leaves water

Step 14: Mix it well and add little salt.

well and add little salt

Step 15: You can observe the mixture getting stronger. Turn off the flame.

mixture getting stronger

Step 16: Add 1 pinch of ajwain.

pinch of ajwain

Amaranthus leaves cereal is ready.

Bottle gourd cereal / sorakaya cereal

One more vegetable cereal is bottle gourd / sorakaya. Grate the bottle gourd nicely into thin pieces. Bottle gourd consists of lot of minerals, vitamin, calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, C, phosphorous and folate. So feed your baby at least once in a week with bottle gourd. Here you go with bottle gourd cereal for baby recipe.

Bottle gourd cereal / sorakaya cereal

sorakaya cereal
Ingredients

sorakaya cereal ingredients

  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Toor dal – 1 cup
  • Soamp or Ajwain / carom seeds – 4tbsp
  • Salt
  • Bottle gourd – 1 small piece (1 cup grate)

How to Make

Preparation process

Step 1: Take a pan on the stove and give a medium flame.

Step 2: Add the rice to the hot pan till golden yellow. Collect it into a bowl.

Step 3: In the same pan add toor dal and fry it for 5mins. Collect it into a bowl.

Step 4: Same way add soamp or ajwain or carom seeds into the pan and fry it for 5 mins. Collect it into a separate bowl.

Step 5: Add small jar and grind these fried rice, toor dal and ajwain seeds separately into a fine powders. (Don’t mix all the ingredients and grind, grind it separately)

Step 6: Peel the bottle gourd skin. Take a grater and grate the bottle gourd (as shown in figure).

grater and grate

grater and grate1

Cooking process

Step 7: Now take a small vessel on stove and give a medium flame. Add ½ glass of water to it.

Step 8: Add grated bottle gourd into the boiling water.

bottle gourd into the boiling water

Step 9: Add 2tbsp of toor dal powder into the water and mix it well by avoiding lumps.

toor dal powder1

Step 10: Pour this liquid into the boiling bottle gourd boiling water. Let it boil.

boiling bottle gourd boiling water

Step 11: Same way take another bowl add water to it and add 2tbsp of rice powder.

another bowl add water

Step 12: Mix it well and pour this into the boiling bottle gourd boiling water.

boiling bottle gourd boiling water

Step 13: Mix it well and add little salt.

add little salt

Step 14: You can observe the mixture getting stronger. Turn off the flame.

Step 15: Add 1 pinch of ajwain.

Add 1 pinch of ajwain

Healthy bottle gourd cereal is ready.

Its really a joyful experience for both infants and parents when little ones taste their first solid food. Infants usually start eating vegetables when they are 6 months old. It is so easy to prepare and within less time you can prepare these cereals. Above listed carrots, green leafy vegetables and bottle gourd cereals which are very often used to feed the babies. You can also mix other vegetables in cereals like peas, sweet potatoes, cauliflower and tomatoes. Main thing you need to remember is every vegetable should be cooked before adding them into cereals. So that the vegetable becomes pulp and baby can easily swallow the vegetable.