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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Carrot Puree For Babies

After Annaprashan (a ceremony in which a baby is given solid food for the first time) of my son, apart from sprouted ragi porridge and fruit pulp , i started giving him vegetable purees twice a week. Carrot puree being one of his favourite . 

Carrots are packed with nutrients like beta carotene, calcium , folate and vitamin C. Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A which plays an essential role in vision , growth and development of the body. Carrots are easy to digest and they have an appealing sweet taste so they remain to be one of the best choice when it comes to baby's first food.
Source : http://www.wholesomebabyfoodguide.com/top-5-first-foods-for-baby-carrots/

 Carrots are easily available in abundance in market throughout the year . They can be included in baby's diet between 6 to 8 months of age in the form of soup , porridge and purees. They can be easily roasted or steamed to make purees. Lets see an easy recipe to make a  flavorful puree to include the healthy goodness of Carrot in your baby’s diet .

Serves: 1 bowl
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes.


·        1 medium sized Carrot
·        ½ tsp Sugar
·        ¼ tsp roasted Cumin powder
·        Salt to taste


1.     Wash, peel and roughly chop the carrot into chunks.Take carrot chunks in a container and place the container in a pressure cooker with water.   Pressure cook the carrot for 2 whistles.

   2. Once the pressure cooker has cooled down, take out the cooked chunks and add them to a grinder jar with 1 cup drinking water. Pulse to get a puree.

   3. Transfer the puree to a sauce pan and cook on a low to medium flame for 2-3 minutes.

   4. Season the puree with salt, roasted cumin powder and sugar. Stir well and cook for a minute or so and put off the flame.

   5. Spoon out the puree into your baby's bowl and serve lukewarm .

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