18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

By : Dr. Trishala Chopra
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Feeding your little one is definitely not an easy task. When you introduce a new dish to your baby, you might not be successful the very first time. Since babies have only breast milk or formula milk (as the case may be), they take some time to develop a taste for different foodstuffs. Although most babies love to eat sweet-tasting food, some may not relish it much. Also, it isn’t advisable to add too much of added sugar.

I normally get this question from parents: –

When should I start giving salt and sugar to my baby?

Answer: – Your baby’s body doesn’t require artificial sugar at any point in his life. So, I do not recommend adding sugar to anything. If we talk about salt, baby’s kidneys are not powerful enough to take the salt. So, avoid introducing salt to your baby before 10 months. Even after 10 months, the daily allowance for salt is 1 mg which is just a pinch. Keep it restricted.

Food Chart 6-Month-Old baby

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Here are a few recipes for your 6-month old which he/she may like –

How to make Apple/Carrot/Pumpkin/Sweet Potato Puree?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • 1/2 Apple / 1 Carrot / 1/2 cup chopped pumpkin/ 1/2 sweet potato
  • 1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

Method: –

  • Remove the outer covering of the fruit/vegetable which you choose for the puree.
  • Take fruit and/or vegetable in a bowl, place it in the pressure cooker and cook till you get 3-4 whistles
  • Once it becomes soft, mash it with a fork or a spoon.
  • Add elaichi powder to it if needed.
  • To make it thinner you can add breast milk or formula milk to increase its consistency.

How to make Applesauce?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Also Read: 10 Food Recipes for 1 to 2 years old kids

Whenever I write a food chart with apple puree and applesauce in it, I always get this question- What is the difference between the two?

Well, an Apple puree does not require addition of water or sugar whereas an applesauce requires addition of both (Sugar is still optional)

Ingredients: –

  • 2 Apples
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp of sugar (Only if you want to start sugar for your baby otherwise Apple has its own sweetness)

Method: –

  • Rinse, peel and chop the apples and place them in a pan.
  • Add 1/2 cup water to the pan.
  • Bring this mixture to a simmer on a low to medium flame.
  • You can also add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.
  • Simmer till they become soft (Puree/mash it)

How to make Sooji Kheer?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • 1/2 cup Sooji rava
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp Elaichi (cardamom)/nutmeg powder
  • Dry fruits powder

Method: –

  • Roast (Powdered/whole) sooji on the tava (flat frying pan).
  • Take another pan and boil 2 cups of water.
  • Add roasted sooji to the pan of boiling water
  • Once you add sooji to this pan, stir it continuously to avoid any lumps
  • After the water has almost evaporated, add ghee to the pan
  • Once you have mixed the ghee well, add elaichi/nutmeg and dry fruits powder to it.

How to make Carrot- Beetroot Soup?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • Beetroot (½)
  • Carrot (½)
  • Ghee (1tsp)

Method: –

  • Wash beetroot and carrot thoroughly
  • Pressure cook it.
  • Once cooked blend it together.
  • Add ghee and black salt.

Read More: 31 Healthy Recipes Using Weight Gain Foods for Babies and Kids

Here are a few recipes for your 7 -month old which he/she may like –

How to make Spinach Khichdi?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • ¾  cup rice
  • ¾ cup moong dal
  • 1 tsp of ghee
  • 3 tbsp. of spinach leaves
  • 2 cups of water

Method: –

  • Wash and soak rice, dal for about 20 minutes
  • Drain the water.
  • Thaw spinach leaves and blend it to make a puree.
  • Add 2 cups of water, rice, dal, ghee, and spinach puree in the pressure cooker
  • Pressure cook it for 3 whistles.

How to make Oats Upma?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • ½ cup mashed oats
  • ½ cup fresh tomato puree
  • 1 tsp of ghee
  • ½ cup of water

Method: –

  • Thaw mashed oats in minimal water for 2 minutes
  • Take a pressure cooker, add mashed thaw oats, ½ cup of tomato puree, ghee and water
  • Pressure cook it for 2 whistles.

Here are a few recipes for your 8 -month old which he/she may like –

How to make Beet Halwa?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 tbsp. of ghee
  • 1 tsp of dry fruits powder
  • 1 tsp of powdered elaichi
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp of homemade dates syrup

Method: –

  • Chop the beetroot, mash it and prepare a beetroot puree
  • Take a pan, add ghee, dry fruits powder and powdered elaichi. Sauté’
  • Let it heat for 5 mins and cook beetroot for 10 minutes.
  • Let the raw smell of the beetroot go before turning off the gas.
  • Add homemade dates syrup to the cooked halwa.

How to make Banana Pancakes?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp butter

Method: –

  • Take a bowl, mash banana in it.
  • Take a separate bowl, beat the egg.
  • Mix banana and beaten egg.
  • Take a pan, add butter to it.
  • Once the pan is heated, place the mixture of banana and egg like dosa’s.
  • Once it turns brown, switch off the gas.

Also Read: 21 Weight Gain Foods for Babies

Here are a few recipes for your 9 -month old which he/she may like –

How to make Banana and Suji Halwa?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp. of rava
  • 1 tsp of ghee
  • 1 cup of hot water

Method: –

  • Take a pan, add ghee and rava.
  • Roast the rava till it becomes light brown.
  • Add hot water to the roasted rava
  • Let it warm.
  • Add mashed banana and mix it well with suji.

How to make Arbi Breadsticks?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • 2-3 whole arbi
  • 1 tsp of ghee

Method: –

  • Wash arbi properly. (It is normally has a lot of soil on it, wash it thoroughly)
  • Chop arbi in standing which makes it easier for your baby to hold
  • Take a pan, add 1 tsp of ghee.
  • Roast it in ghee till it becomes crisp.

Here are a few recipes for your 10 -month old which he/she may like –

How to make Spinach- Potato Nuggets?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • 1 mashed potato
  • 5 spinach leaves
  • ½ tsp of turmeric
  • 1 tsp of oil
  • ½ tsp of salt (Optional)

Method: –

  • Take a bowl and add potato, turmeric, and spinach. Mash it all together.
  • Take a pan, add oil. Let it heat.
  • Make small balls out of the mashed mixture.
  • Press the balls and make it like a tikki.
  • Let it roast and turn off the gas once it becomes crisp.

How to make Banana Cookies?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tbsp. of applesauce
  • 1 tbsp. of dry fruit powder
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon powder

Method: –

  • Preheat the oven to 180.
  • Take a bowl and add bananas, applesauce, dry fruit powder, cinnamon powder and bind it together.
  • Make balls and press it like cookies.
  • Brush the surface of the oven with butter and place the cookies.
  • Bake it for 20 minutes.
  • Store it in an airtight container.

Food Chart for 1-Year-Old Baby

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Here are a few recipes for your 1-year-old baby which he/she may like –

How to make Apple Muffins?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 apple
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1/3 cup of apple puree
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp. Of powdered nuts
  • 1 tbsp. Of oil
  • 2 eggs beaten

Method: –

  • Take a bowl and mix mashed banana, chopped apple, cinnamon powder, powdered nuts, and mix.
  • Take a bowl and add milk, coconut oil, eggs and mix it.
  • Mix liquid and solid ingredients together.
  • Add the mixture to a muffin tray.
  • Add the muffin tray in the preheated oven.
  • Heat it for about 35 minutes.

How to make Quinoa Khichdi?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • ½ cup of quinoa
  • ½ cup of moong dal
  • ½ cup of carrot
  • ½ cup of green peas
  • A pinch of salt.
  • 2 cups of water

Method: –

  • Soak quinoa and moong dal for 20 minutes
  • Rinse it properly after 20 minutes.
  • Add all the ingredients mentioned in the above list in the pressure cooker.
  • Cook it for 3 whistles.

Also Read: Food Chart for 8 Months Baby

Here are a few recipes for your 1.5-year-old baby which he/she may like –

How to make Banana-Oats Smoothie?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp. Of mashed oats
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tbsp. Of powdered jaggery
  • 1 tbsp. Of powdered nuts

Method: –

  • Blend all the ingredients together.
  • Serve it at room temperature.

How to make Millets Dosa?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • 1/4th cup of Jowar
  • 1/4th cup of Ragi
  • 1/4th cup of Bajra
  • 1/4th cup of Kodo
  • 1/4th cup of Proso millet
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp of oil
  • Pinch of salt

Method:-

  • Soak all the millets for 20 minutes.
  • Add all the ingredients into the blender and prepare a batter out of the millets
  • Add 1 tsp of oil in non-stick pan.
  • Add the batter to the pan like a dosa
  • This ingredients list will give you 10 thin dosa sheets

Food Chart for 2-Year Old Baby

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Here are a few recipes for your 2-year-old baby which he/she may like –

How to make Mini Corn Buns?

11 Healthy and Delicious Lunchbox Recipes

Ingredients: –

  • 4 small buns
  • 4 tbsp. of oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/4th cup chopped vegetables
  • 1/4th cup of capsicum
  • 1/4th cup of corn
  • 1 cheese cube
  • ½ cup of small paneer pieces
  • 1 tbsp. Of coriander
  • 3 tbsp. of yogurt
  • 1 tsp of chili garlic paste

Method: –

  • Hollow out these soup buns.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan, add onion till it turns soft.
  • Add cabbage and cook for 2 minutes
  • Add capsicum and corn. Mix well.
  • Add a pinch of salt, paneer, cheese and mix well.
  • Mix mayonnaise and chili garlic paste
  • Add more vegetables to the pan and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add this filling inside the hollow buns.

How to make Spinach and Beetroot Cookies?

18 Yummy Recipes for Kids (6 to 24 Months)

Ingredients: –

  • 2 tbsp. Of butter
  • 1/3rd cup of powdered jaggery
  • ½ cup of whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp. Of raw spinach puree and 2 tbsp of beetroot puree

Method: –

  • Take a bowl and mix butter, jaggery together with a beater and add spinach puree and beat the mixture again.
  • Take a bowl and mix butter, jaggery together with a beater and add beetroot puree. Beat the mixture again. 
  • Add wheat flour to these mixtures and add water to create a dough.
  • Line a cookie sheet. Grease the sheet. Place the dough in cookie shape on the sheet.
  • Preheat the oven at 200 degrees.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Let it cool down to crisp.
  • Serve or store in airtight container.

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