Aug 23, 2014

Dal Soup for Babies / Dal Clear Soup for Babies - Soup for Babies


I have mentioned that i have been feeding maha soups daily, she is loving it. I make different soups daily and feed her. I add different veggies in here soups too. I have already posted a dal spinach soup. This is a plain simple dal soup, but very nutritious. Check out my other soup recipes too..

I have shared two version of this soup. A clear one and a thick one. For younger babies you can feed dal clear soup. But maha doesn't like the clear soup. So i puree the whole dal with all the ingredients added and make it thick and creamy..She loves it that way..

Things to remember when making soups:

1)Always wash your dal really well.

2)You can use any veggies of your choice in this soup.

3)You can feed this soup in the evening, this makes a light before dinner meal for your baby.

4)If your baby need some taste in their food, you can add some salt too.

How to introduce solid food to your baby: 

Read this 

How to sterilize baby feeding bowls: 

Start by sterilizing the bowls and spoons which you are going to feed your baby. Take the bowl and spoon in a large saucepan, cover it with water and bring them to a boil. Boil it rapidly for 5 mins. Now you can turn the heat off and leave them stay in the hot water till use. 

How to Make Dal Soup:


Toor Dal / Tuvaram paruppu - 2 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 1 fat clove peeled
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1 cup


Wash toor dal really well. Now take it in pressure cooker along with all ingredients and cook for 4 whistle.

Now turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself.

Open the cooker.

Now for dal clear soup you can strain the dal in a sieve. The strained liquid is dal clear soup. You can feed that too babies less that 6 months. Pour it in a sterlized feeding bottle and feed your baby.

For Dal soup, take the strained dal in a mixer and add some of the cooking liquid to it. Puree till smooth. Pour this into bowls and feed your baby.

Take all your ingredients

Wash toor dal really well

take the drained dal in a pressure cooker

add a pinch of turmeric powder

add a clove of peeled garlic

and 1/4 tsp of cumin seeds

add in a pinch of asafoetida

some water

mix it all up

cover and pressure cook

now the dal is cooked.

for clear soup, strain the dal 

this is dal clear soup

you can feed this to baby in a feeding bottle

But i prefer giving like this, i take the dal in a blender

add some of the cooking liquid


pour into bowl and feed


  1. shall we give this soup for 7 months

  2. you have so lots of baby food recipes! i always repeated 3 or 4 types of food again and again..

  3. No need to add salt for thissoup?

  4. hi Aarthi ur recipies are too good n healthy. keep on postin healthy recipe. ur blog s so helpful for me. Thanks a lot.
    when u give tis soup for Maha?

  5. which mnth u strtd to giv tis?

  6. @AnonymousI started giving this after 6 months

  7. hi Aarthi,ttanks for posting baby lil angel is 15months she never likes sweets.will be more then happy if u can post some salty baby food recipe

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  9. Hi
    My baby will be entering her 6th month in few days time is it safe to add garlic,Hing and any other species in her dal rerecipe or another other mashed food items?
    Wil get have stomach upset? Is it the rite month i can add garlic, jeera?

  10. @audyou can add garlic and jeera, they are actually good for babies

  11. Hi
    My baby is gona enter her 6th Month in few days can i make this exact recipe for her? is garlic n jeera safe for her?adding spices won't make her stomach upset?

  12. Thanks also did u add the garlic,jeera in d grinder or just only the dal?

  13. @audyou can add everything in blender and puree

  14. Hi Aarthi,
    Good to find month wise useful baby food recipes here.
    My baby will complete 5 months on 5th May. I find her hungry every hr n half. Does this mean I need to start her on alternate feed or continue only breast/formula milk till she turns 6 months?
    Also, the jaggery u use is of palm or sugarcane?

  15. @Anonymousu can wait for a month more and start solids. And i used palm jaggery

  16. thank you mam.

  17. Hi Aarthi, nice blog. Keep up the good work on baby food. I do read both ur blogs for various recipes and kids food. Tried few of them and our family liked it.
    Do u live in Nagercoil?

  18. Thanks aarthi for sharing this receipe :-)

  19. Feeding bottles ought to be washed and sterilized lots since your baby would wish regarding eight feedings during a day. to boot, you would possibly be impatient to travel back to figure and would wish additional bottles to store your own milk sure your baby after you are at work see more information.

  20. Hi arthi. Really thanks alot and lot for your recipes. Do u've food chart for maha. If so, kinfly post it. It'll be really very helpful

  21. Hi arathi,My baby was now in 6th month,can I feed this recpices


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