Aug 9, 2014

Green Gram Puree for Babies / Dal Puree for Babies


I just dont want to feed the same food again and again for maha. So instead of giving the same veg and fruit purees again and again, i have started adding dals to veggies or make real dal purees for her. She just loves it. This is my first recipe, i will share few more variations soon..Since green gram is very healthy for your babies, you can feed this 3 to 4 times a week. I change the dals each day and make sure that her diet gets dals everyday.

I have another version where i give sprouted green gram mash to her, it is even more healthy..You can check this recipe for making sprouts and follow the same procedure as this, but use sprouted green gram instead of normal ones..

Things to remember:
1)Texture of the puree depends upon you, i would recommend you to make the puree smooth.

2)Your baby wont empty the whole bowl all at once, start with few spoons then increase it gradually as days pass by.

3)In my opinion & experience green gram wont cause any constipation in babies.

4) I don't prefer freezing purees. I make it fresh everyday. 

6)Green Grams are less likely to have any allergenic reactions.


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 Green Gram Puree:


Whole Green Gram / Pachai Payaru - 3 tblspn

Garlic - 1 fat cloves
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1 cup


Wash green gram really well. Add it to pressure cooker along with garlic and cumin seeds. Add in a cup of water.

Cover it and cook for 5 whistle, simmer it for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself.

Now open the cooker and mash it well with a spoon.

Pour into bowls and feed your baby.

Take green gram, garlic and cumin seeds

Wash green gram really well

Take it in a pressure cooker

Add in garlic and cumin seeds

pour in some water


pressure cook

everything is cooked

mash it up
feed your baby


  1. Should we not soak the whole moong before cooking?

  2. from which month i could start this recipe mam.

  3. @ARVINDyou can give this from 6 month onwards

  4. Hi aarthi
    My baby is 10 months old nd since d 2 nd day she struggled from E COLI.But later on she was recovered from it.
    Till date I have feeded her foods like moong dal rice,ragi,idly,biscuits.But she likes to have d food which v eat bt I can feed it to her since vl b too spicy bt just gives a little pinch in her tongue nd she loves it.
    My doubt s tat can v give green gram dal since I haven't given her any dals other than moong dal.
    Need ur advice....

  5. @Sobana KumaresanYes u can give her this..u can start giving the foods which u eat..make it less spicy for her, or remove few spoons before u add chilli powder.

  6. Hi ur receipes are great... I am following it only... Can we add salt in this green gram purée?

  7. Replies
    1. But salt and sugar are a no no till 1 yr of age,right

  8. Thankyou for ur hard work in putting and sharing tees recioes ! Means a lot! U r a v sweet person :) thankyou!

  9. Hi Aarthi, ur recipes r wonderful...pls keep on updating...Thanks in Advance....

  10. Hi aarthi. What biscuits do you give?? Which is best?? Avacoda and pears can be given?? Please let me know. If u have the receipe please post them thank you

  11. @Nandhini RamanI give milk bikis. Yes u can give.check this..

  12. Hi!
    I have a question. Do we need to soak dahls before using in any of your recipes? Specifically this one, khichdi powder and the health mix?
    Also, i made the khichdi mix without soaking, should i use it or discard it and make a new one?

  13. @Navjot KaurNo issues, you dont have to soak it. But make sure you cook them really well.

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    it's high time you start looking for a publisher.. WHY NOT?? worth the try..

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  15. Very healthy recipe

  16. Can I give this for dinner?

  17. vry wonderful recipe...thanks for sharing...but i need to ask something can i add some salt for salt.

  18. Hi aarthi whether this green gram puree will be heavy if given at 11 a.m before lunch

  19. Hi, 8 month old baby would be able to complete 3tblspn of food. I am not sure how much is right quantity for d baby. 3 tblspn of cooked food or d whole quantity that we cook has to be fed to baby. Plzhelp.kindly reply.

  20. @Anonymousno your baby wont empty all, just cook the right amount of food for your baby

  21. Hi.. All ur recipes are useful. My baby is 11 months old . She is not at all eating solid foods.I tried in many ways. But no use. She likes some juices. Thats all. Could u suggest?


  22. @Anonymoussome babies are like that, she will get used to it very soon. you can introduce it in colourful plates and show some rhymes while eating

  23. Oh...god....u r really yo learn from u....respect u

  24. Can we add sugar/ salt into purees

    1. yes u can add, add little amount

  25. Hi Aarthi when you started giving this green gram purée to your baby?

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  27. Hai mam, Can we make the cooked dal into a puree by using blender.. as u did for dal soup..

  28. Hai mam, Can we make the cooked green gram into a puree by using blender.. as u did for dal soup..


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