Exotic and full of flavour, Indian baby food is becoming more popular as Mums begin to recognise that “spicy” food doesn’t have to be “hot”!
Baby food doesn’t have to be bland …
While some babies enjoy mild tasting foods, others positively love stronger tastes.
It’s good to remember that that babies do have tastebuds (!) and you shouldn’t be afraid to safely experiment a little with new, or more unusual, flavours.
The 10 month baby food recipes shown below are simple to make and very nutritious. And they’re not just for baby, either – try them on your toddler, or add a little extra seasoning and make some for the grown ups too!
Ghee is clarified butter, sometimes known as “drawn butter”. It is normal butter that has been treated to remove its’ “non-fat” elements. This process makes it a better cooking medium and you will see it listed in several of these Indian baby food recipes.
To make ghee, melt regular butter gently in a strong saucepan. You will see the butter-fat separating and the milk solids sinking to the bottom of the pan. A white foam will form on top – simply turn off the heat and remove the foam with a spoon. You are then left with clarified butter!
You will notice that yogurt is an ingredient in some of these Indian baby food recipes. To avoid yogurt curdling (or splitting) when you cook with it, please use full-fat (or whole milk) yogurt – or see our Homemade yogurt recipe.
The higher fat content of whole milk yogurt is not only better for your baby, it also helps hold the yogurt together during cooking… unlike reduced fat varieties, which will usually curdle.
If you do experience problems with the yogurt splitting – or if you are only able to buy low-fat yogurt – then try
If you still have problems with yogurt splitting, then try using sour cream instead – but use only half the amount.
These Indian baby food recipes use fresh ingredients and add an exotic new twist to your baby’s diet …So why not get cooking and spice up his menu today!
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