Continued from: Baby Food Recipes 6 to 9 months old / Wholesome Weaning Recipes

Moong Dal ka paani for babies/ Lentil soup

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

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

Khichdi - Indian baby food


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.



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  • varsha

    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.

    जनवरी 12, 2016 at 11:02 पूर्वाह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      Thank you, Varsha! Please see this article on how to make Moong dal soup or dal ka pani.

      जनवरी 12, 2016 at 11:13 पूर्वाह्न Reply

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  • Nidhi

    Thank you so much. My 9 month loved it.. he is typically a picky eater.. But he ate all of it..Thanks again 🙂

    जनवरी 29, 2016 at 2:23 पूर्वाह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      Very happy to know that your baby loved it. Feel free to write in with any of your queries!! 🙂

      जनवरी 29, 2016 at 10:28 पूर्वाह्न Reply

  • Kiran pandey

    Can I give peas and black pepper powder to my 8 month old baby girl.

    जनवरी 29, 2016 at 10:57 पूर्वाह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      You may give but start with just a very small pinch to see how baby takes it.

      जनवरी 29, 2016 at 11:05 पूर्वाह्न Reply

  • Rumana

    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 ?

    फ़रवरी 9, 2016 at 2:05 अपराह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      You are very welcome, Rumana!! Yes, you can continue giving rice and soup.

      फ़रवरी 13, 2016 at 12:15 अपराह्न Reply

  • Naghma

    Really gonna try each recipe from this section……..
    Hope my boy likes it 🙂

    मार्च 10, 2016 at 5:46 अपराह्न Reply

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      मार्च 16, 2016 at 9:14 अपराह्न Reply

  • uma

    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!

    मार्च 16, 2016 at 5:40 अपराह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      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. 🙂

      मार्च 16, 2016 at 9:20 अपराह्न Reply

  • uma

    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!

    मार्च 17, 2016 at 2:42 अपराह्न Reply

  • Sai

    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

    मार्च 19, 2016 at 3:02 अपराह्न Reply

  • Preeti

    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?

    Thank you!

    मार्च 29, 2016 at 12:00 पूर्वाह्न Reply

  • Bhagyashri

    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.

    मार्च 29, 2016 at 1:27 पूर्वाह्न Reply

  • Bhagyashri

    I have a small question. Can I start oatmeal to my baby is 8 month old. Can to make vedio on otemeal recipes.

    मार्च 29, 2016 at 1:33 पूर्वाह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      Thank you Bhagyashri! Do check out apple oatmeal here

      जून 18, 2016 at 8:37 पूर्वाह्न Reply

  • Rita Bangera

    Great recipes

    अप्रैल 4, 2016 at 3:58 अपराह्न Reply

  • Poornima Upadhyaya

    My baby is six and half months older .i definately try kichdi and banana smoothy .thank u ..

    अप्रैल 17, 2016 at 5:30 अपराह्न Reply

  • Devika

    Hi Priya, can i know how to prepare applesauce.

    मई 14, 2016 at 4:32 अपराह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      Hi Devika, We have shared how to prepare applesauce here. Hope it helps.

      मई 14, 2016 at 4:44 अपराह्न Reply

  • Pallavi Gupta

    Can u pls share ur recipe of khichdi for 6 month old.

    जून 18, 2016 at 7:55 पूर्वाह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      The recipe is on this page too. We have recently changed the layout for better viewing. Can you please be kind enough to let me know if this page is easier for you as a user?

      Here are our consolidation of

      जून 18, 2016 at 8:44 पूर्वाह्न Reply

  • Amulya

    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?

    जुलाई 9, 2016 at 5:39 अपराह्न Reply

  • Sheena

    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

    अगस्त 19, 2016 at 3:31 अपराह्न Reply

    • Priya Sachan

      Hi Sheena,

      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.

      अगस्त 19, 2016 at 7:49 अपराह्न Reply